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.
- First Drug Violation: Required completion of an online drug education module, including a $100.00 module fee. Required completion of a reflection paper and follow-up meeting with the Review Officer.
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 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 Education 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.
- Second Drug Violation: Required completion of Ethics Workshop, and included $75.00 fee. Parental/guardian notification, as allowed by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Students may also be required to complete a Behavioral Contract, or a substance use assessment by a state accredited substance treatment program and be done at the student’s expense.
Pending the nature of the incident, students found responsible for violating PLU’s Illegal Drugs Policy a second time may 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.
- Third Drug 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 their personal well-being and/or the university community. Therefore, Review Officers 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 Review Officers may impose additional sanctions as appropriate.
Last Modified: November 1, 2016 at 6:54 pm