Missouri State University

Drug and Alcohol Policies

Use, possession, or distribution of narcotic or other controlled substances, or drug paraphernalia except as expressly permitted by law.

Use, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages except as expressly permitted by the law and University regulations, or public intoxication.   

Violations of these policies are cumulative over the duration of a student's tenure at the University and the listed sanctions are the minimum that will be imposed.

Use, Possession, or Distribution of Alcohol:

First Violation: Participation in a four-hour alcohol education class and a fine of $45.00, which will be placed in a Student Conduct account, designated as the Alcohol Education account, which will be solely utilized for student alcohol education programs.

Second Violation: Referral to Judicial Programs for an educational conference, an educational assignment and a fine of $90.00, which will be placed in a Student Conduct account, designated as the Alcohol Education account, which will be solely utilized for student alcohol education programs.

Third Violation: Parental notification, as allowed under FERPA regulations; residence hall probation; assessment for chemical dependency; Level Two Probation for a period of one year; and a fine of $135.00 which will be placed in a Student Conduct account, designated as the Alcohol Education account, which will be solely utilized for student alcohol education programs.

Fourth Violation: Residence Hall Suspension or Suspension for one semester.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia:

First Violation: Participation in a four-hour drug education class; a fine of $45.00, which will be placed in a Student Conduct account, designated as the Alcohol Education account, which will be solely utilized for student alcohol and other drug education programs; Level Two Probation for a period of one year; and parental notification, as allowed under FERPA regulations.

Second Violation: Residence Hall Suspension and Denial of Privilege to Re-enroll for one semester (summer session does not qualify) and parental notification, as allowed under FERPA regulations.

Use or Possession of Marijuana:

First Violation: Participation in a four-hour drug education class; a fine of $80.00, which will be placed in a Judicial Programs account, designated as the Alcohol Education account, which will be solely utilized for student alcohol and other drug education programs; Level Three Probation for a period of two years; assessment for chemical dependency; and parental notification, as allowed under FERPA regulations.

Second Violation: Suspension from the University for one semester and parental notification, as allowed under FERPA regulations.

Use or Possession of a Controlled Substance Other Than Marijuana:

First Violation: Participation in a four-hour drug education class; a fine of $80.00, which will be placed in a Student Conduct account, designated as the Alcohol Education account, which will be solely utilized for student alcohol and other drug education programs; residence hall suspension; assessment for chemical dependency; Level Three Probation for a period of two years; and parental notification, as allowed under FERPA regulations.

Second Violation: Suspension from the University for one year and parental notification, as allowed under FERPA regulations

Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell or Distribute:

First Violation: Dismissal from the University


Fake ID's:

"Any person who is less than twenty-one years of age who uses a reproduced, modified license, or identification card" "for the purpose of purchasing, asking for or in any way receiving any intoxicating liquor, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to a fine of five hundred dollars for each separate offense."

Minor in Possession of Alcohol (MIP) or Minor in Possession by Consumption (MIC):

"Any person under the age of twenty-one years, who purchases or attempts to purchase, or has in their possession, any intoxicating liquor or who is visibly intoxicated or has a detectable blood alcohol content" is guilty of a misdemeanor.   Persons found guilty "shall be subject to a fine of five hundred dollars for each separate offense".

Supplying Alcohol to Minors (Even if you are a minor):

"Any owner, occupant, or other person or legal entity with a lawful right of property who knowingly allows a person under the age of twenty-one to drink or possess intoxicating liquor or knowingly fails to stop a person under the age of twenty-one from drinking or possessing intoxicating liquor on such property", is guilty of a class B misdemeanor. Any second or subsequent violation of this subsection is a class A misdemeanor.

Making a Fake ID:

Any person who shall reproduce, alter, modify, or misrepresent any driver's license or identification card shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.  Upon conviction shall be subject to a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, and confinement for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Questions concerning University policies and sanctions for violations should be directed to Student Conduct, PSU 405, 836-6937, StudentConduct@MissouriState.edu.   Questions concerning state laws and city ordinances should be directed to the Springfield Police Department - Missouri State University Substation, 636 E. Elm, 836-5327.

Criminal Statutes

Sanctions for Drug and Alcohol Policy Violations