Illegal Drugs

The following policy has been established in recognition of federal law and Washington State law, and out of a desire to create a living/learning environment consistent with the university goals and mission. Community members participating in PLU sponsored study away programs are expected to respect the drug laws of their host country while upholding the university policy outlined below.

The unauthorized possession, use, distribution, and/or sale of the following is prohibited:

  • Illegal drugs are defined as substances and/or products designated as illegal by either federal and/or state laws and/or regulations. Illegal drugs include, but are not limited to, those categories often known as cannabis, acids, hallucinogens, barbiturates, amphetamines, and narcotics.
  • Prescription medications.
  • Any other substance identified to be dangerous by PLU, in its sole discretion.
  • Drug paraphernalia.

Students voluntarily seeking assistance for a drug-related problem may do so without fear of disciplinary action, and will be treated with the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality. Such assistance may be sought through a residence hall staff member; the Residential Life Office, x7200; Health Center, x7337; Counseling Center, x7206; Campus Ministry, x7464; Campus Safety x7441; and the Dean of Students, x7191.

Students who are documented for violating the drug policy, and who subsequently request assistance for drug-related problems, are not exempt from the review process or any sanctions that may result.

Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

Each student will be notified of PLU’s policy on alcohol and drugs posted on the web. The information describes health risks associated with alcohol abuse and illicit drug use, legal sanctions, disciplinary sanctions, and resources for counseling and treatment.

Last Modified: October 31, 2016 at 9:35 pm