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harassment policies, and any person designated by either of the principle parties as witnesses to the incident in
The investigation will be completed within 30 days of the receipt of the complaint. The matter will then be
presented to a three-member committee appointed by the president to make a final written recommendation on
what action should be taken on the claim.
The president may accept the recommendations, interview the persons involved, direct further investigation by
the university, and/or hold formal hearings on the matter. If formal hearings are ordered, no party will be allowed
to be represented by legal counsel. This process will be completed and the president will make a final decision on
the merits of the complaint within 60 days of receipt of the complaint by the university.
Throughout this process, the identities of the complaining party and accused will be kept confidential and
disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. The decision of the president will be final.
Alcoholic Beverages, Drugs, Narcotics, Hallucinogenics
The use, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages and/or illicit drugs or paraphernalia, including K2, Salvia,
and other synthetic marijuana variants, on the university property, as part of any university activity, or online is
prohibited. Violation of this standard of conduct will result in the imposition of one or more of the disciplinary
sanctions set forth in the Student Handbook under Types of Disciplinary Actions.
In addition, the student will be required to participate in alcohol education programs at his/her expense.
Violation of this standard of conduct may also result in severe criminal penalties under local, state, or federal law.
When the university has reason to suspect that a student has been using illegal drugs, including K2, Salvia, and
other synthetic marijuana variants, the student may be required to submit to drug screening.
In accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, any student who receives a federal Pell Grant and who is
convicted of a criminal drug offense that occurred during the period of enrollment covered by the Pell Grant must
report the conviction in writing to: Director of Grants and Contracts Services, U.S. Department of Education, 400
Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 3124, GSA Regional Service Building 3, Washington, D.C. 20202-4571. This report
must be made within 10 calendar days of the conviction. Failure to report such a conviction may subject the
student to suspension or termination of the Pell Grant and ineligibility for other types of federal financial
City of Abilene
The City of Abilene prohibits the following acts and prescribes the corresponding penalties:
No person will bring or carry or have in his possession within any public park in the city any intoxicating
If any officer of the city or of the state sees any person violating the terms of this section, he will
immediately seize such intoxicating beverage and will hold the same as evidence until the trial of the
accused party, and will thereafter dispose of such intoxicating beverage.
State of Texas
The State of Texas prohibits the following acts and prescribes the corresponding penalties: