Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

IX. Sanctions: Illegal Drugs

The following sanctions will generally apply, however, the university in its sole discretion, may alter or add to the requirements of each sanction.

1st Violation

Required completion of a drug education workshop and payment of $75.00 workshop fee. Required completion of a 2-3 page structured reflection essay and a follow-up meeting with assigned staff to discuss the essay and to develop a plan of action for future success and policy compliance. A Review Officer may assign him/herself to meet with the student as follow-up.

Pending the nature of the incident, the student may be required to complete a substance use assessment and comply fully with any resulting recommendations. This assessment must be administered via a state accredited substance treatment program and will be done at the student’s expense.

Parents or guardians of students who have been found responsible for violating the Illegal Drugs Policy will be notified of their student’s behavior. Such notification will take place as allowed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and will include possible sanctions that will be imposed if the student violates the Illegal Drugs Policy in the future.

2nd Violation

Required payment of a $100.00 fine and the student will be required to complete a substance use assessment and comply fully with any resulting recommendations. This assessment must be administered via a state accredited substance treatment program and will be done at the student’s expense. Following the assessment, the student will meet one-to-one with an assigned PLU staff member to develop a plan of action for future success and policy compliance. A Review Officer may assign him/herself to meet with the student as follow-up.

Students who are found responsible for violating PLU’s Illegal Drugs Policy a second time will be placed on Disciplinary Probation. Probationary status may make a student ineligible to retain their campus housing, participate in study-away programs, hold elected or appointed student offices and/or participate in athletic or performance groups. Academic advisors of students who are on disciplinary probation may be notified.

Parents or guardians of students who have been found responsible for violating the Illegal Drugs Policy a second time will again be notified of their student’s behavior pattern. Such notification will take place as allowed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and will include possible sanctions that will be imposed if the student violates the Illegal Drugs Policy in the future.

3rd Violation

A student who violates PLU’s Illegal Drugs Policy a third time demonstrates either a blatant disregard for PLU’s policies and/or behaviors that raise concern for her/his personal well-being and/or the university community. Therefore, the Conduct Body will recommend suspension from the university for a minimum of one semester for any student who violates PLU’s Illegal Drugs Policy a third time. The suspension may be deferred. If deferral is recommended, the Conduct Body may impose additional sanctions as appropriate.

Last Modified: December 19, 2012 at 09:58 AM