Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia

Housing Main  -  List of Policies

Except as lawfully prescribed, drugs are prohibited. Medical marijuana cards are not recognized in the residence halls or in the housing complex. The following are prohibited in the residence halls, on University property and at Universitysponsored events:

• Use, possession and/or distribution of drugs or controlled substances
• Use of marijuana in any form
• Possession of drug paraphernalia
• Drug paraphernalia includes any item fashioned for the purpose of facilitating drug use (pipes, bongs, etc.)
• Possession or use of items that conceal or disguise drug use 

Furthermore, Housing and Residential Life staff may investigate for a possible drug policy violation based on reasonable evidence. Evidence of drug use can include, but is not limited to, smell, smoke, seeds, residue, presence of odor, fans, towels near or under doors, open windows, attempts to mask scents, residue, bongs, pipes, clips, plant cultivation, etc.

Drug Violation Sanctions (possession/use)

1st offense:

  • Housing Probation
  • Weed it Out Class (marijuana related violations)
  • Potential Educational Sanction

2nd offense:

  • Housing Probation extended
  • 1:1 Drug Assessment with CAPS
  • Potential Educational Sanction
  • Possible relocation and considered persona non grata (PNG) in the hall(s) the resident was removed from (unwelcome and not allowed to be present) OR
  • Possible removal from housing and considered PNG in all residence halls (unwelcome and not allowed to be present)

3rd offense:

  • Referral to the Senior Area Coordinator of Residence Hall Conduct
  • Removal from Housing and considered persona non grata (PNG) in all residence halls (unwelcome and not allowed to be present)
  • 1:1 Drug Assessment with CAPS
  • Potential Educational Sanction

Drug Violations (sales, distribution, or covert use on another)

  • Referral to University Student Conduct Officer
  • Removal from Housing and considered persona non grata (PNG) in all residence halls (unwelcome and not allowed to be present)

Minimum Disciplinary Sanctions for Drug violations

Sanctions for all Drug Violations may include Parental Notification. Educational sanctions are at the discretion of the hearing officer. 

Sanctions for all Drug Violations may include Parental Notification, and indicate typical minimum responses for active involvement. Depending on the severity of the violation, sanctioning levels and guidelines can be more aggressive. Educational sanctions are at the discretion of the hearing officer. Those being removed from housing will continue to be held to the terms and conditions of their housing contract.