Drug and Alcohol Policies

Op5.06 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.

A schedule of fines will be approved yearly by the Board of Governors and placed on the office of student conduct website.

  1. Use or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and/or Marijuana:
     First Violation: Participation in the CASICS education program;  fine Level Two Probation for a period of  one year; Level One Probation for one year following the previous probation; assessment for chemical dependency; and parental notification, as allowed under FERPA regulations.
    Second Violation: Suspension from the university for one semester (e.g. suspension, or denial of privileges to re-enroll) and parental notification, as allowed under FERPA regulations.
  2. Use or Possession of a Controlled Substance Other Than Marijuana:
    First Violation: Participation in the CASICS education program; fine;; assessment for chemical dependency; Level Two Probation for a period of two years; and parental notification, as allowed under FERPA regulations; and any additional consequences as deemed appropriate by the Conduct Officer.
    Second Violation: Separation from the university for one year (e.g. suspension or denial of privileges to re-enroll)and parental notification, as allowed under FERPA regulations.
  3. Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell or Distribute:
    First Violation: Dismissal from the university.
  4. Use, Possession or Distribution of Alcohol:
    First Violation: fine; participation in the BASICS education program; and 2 reflection papers.
    Second Violation: fine; participation in BASICS education program, at least fifteen (15) hours of approved community service; university housing probation for one (1) year; and/or Level One probation for a period of one (1) year Parental notification, as allowed under FERPA regulations.
    Third Violation: Parental notification, as allowed under FERPA regulations; university housing suspension; assessment for chemical dependency; Level Two Probation for a period of one year; and a fine.
     
    Fourth Violation: Separation from the university (e.g. suspension or denial of privileges to re-enroll) for one semester. Prior to readmittance, the student will be required to meet with the Dean of Students (or designee) to discuss and demonstrate readiness to be at the university. The student may be asked to submit documentation of successful substance abuse treatment.  Students readmitted after a Fourth Violation will not be eligible for university housing.
  5. Possession of Alcohol Paraphernalia:
    First Violation: warning and removal of paraphernalia item.
    Second Violation: paper and removal of paraphernalia item.
    Third Violation: Parental notification, as allowed under FERPA regulations; university housing probation; and removal of item.
    Fourth Violation: University housing suspension (e.g. suspension or denial of privileges to re-enroll) for one semester. Prior to re-admittance, the student will be required to meet with the Dean of Students (or designee) to discuss and demonstrate readiness to be at 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

Questions concerning university policies and sanctions for violations should be directed to the Office of  Student Conduct, PSU 405, 417-836-6937.

Questions concerning state laws and city ordinances should be directed to the Springfield Police Department - Missouri State University Substation, 636 E. Elm, 417-836-5327.

Sanctions

Review sanction for drug and alcohol policy violations in the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.