7.01—Abuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs by Students and Student Organizations

Effective: 08/29/2014
Senate Proposal: No
Responsible University Officer: Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement
Responsible Office: Office of the Dean of Students

Policy Statement

The abuse of alcohol and other drugs by students and student organizations is contrary to the University’s values and mission, and can diminish the intellectual, social, physical, and moral development of its students. The risks of substance abuse and misuse include poor academic performance, poor social interactions, unwanted and inappropriate sexual activity, and negative impact on future career prospects. The University recognizes that adult students will make personal choices about their use of alcohol and other substances, but those choices must not disrupt the University community, have a negative impact on other members of the surrounding community or violate any local, state, federal law or ordinance, or University policy or code of conduct.  

All students and student organizations are responsible for their behavior and for respecting the rights of others.

The University complies fully with local, state and federal regulations regarding the sale, possession, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. The unlawful manufacture, possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs or controlled substances on University property or as part of University activities is strictly prohibited.  


Policy Requirements

Procedures in support of this policy must comply with all applicable laws and other regulations including without limitation the United States and Michigan Constitutions (due process) and Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (impact of drug convictions on federal financial aid eligibility).

Purpose

This policy supports the requirements of the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) as articulated in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Part 86, known as the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations.  It also supports Board of Trustees Policy 12.4 (Alcoholic Beverages).

Scope

This policy supports the requirements of the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) as articulated in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Part 86, known as the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations.  It also supports Board of Trustees Policy 12.4 (Alcoholic Beverages).

The President’s Council on Health and Wellness, in cooperation with University departments, is charged with developing training and education programs in support of this policy.  

Contacts

Office/Unit Name Telephone Number
Dean of Students 906-487-2212
Director of Academic and Community Conduct 906-487-2951
Health and Wellness Coordinator 906-487-2560

Definitions

Controlled Substances — Drugs and other substances that are considered controlled substances under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). An updated and complete list of the schedules is published annually in Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) §§ 1308.11 through 1308.15. Substances are placed in their respective schedules based on whether they have a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, their relative abuse potential, and likelihood of causing dependence when abused. 

Illicit drugs — Drugs which may or may not have licit medical purposes but which are produced, trafficked and/or consumed illicitly.

Responsibilities

Dean of Students Office – Oversight of compliance with local, state and federal law, including without limitation the Drug Free Schools and Community Act. Periodic policy review and revision.

Academic and Community Conduct Office – Implementation of conduct procedures in support of this policy.

Student Activities/Wellness Office – training and programming in support of this policy. Assessment, including the Core Survey.

Procedures

In support of this policy, the following procedures are provided :

Appendices


Adoption Date

08/29/2014 Approved by the Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement

Revisions

04/10/2017 Transfer of policy page from HTML to CMS. Business and Finance numbers renamed from "2.7000" to "7. Students". Specifically from "2.7001—Abuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs by Students and Student Organizations " to "7.01—Abuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs by Students and Student Organizations ".
06/04/2015 To reflect current titles and practice, "Board of Control" is now "Board of Trustees" and the email address for questions is now policy.
08/29/2014 Approved by the Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement