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Mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy may give birth to infants with fetal alcohol syndrome. These infants
have irreversible physical abnormalities and mental retardation. In addition, research indicates that children of
alcoholic parents are at greater risk than other youngsters of becoming alcoholics.
Treatment, Re-Entry or Rehabilitation Programs
The following agencies offer counseling and treatment in the area of substance abuse. HSU in no way endorses or
affirms the competency or effectiveness of the services offered by these agencies.
Abilene Regional Council Center on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, 104 Pine Street, Suite 212 , Abilene, TX 79601,
Family Psychology Center, Hardin-Simmons University, HSU Box 16115, Abilene, TX 79698, (325) 670-1531
First Baptist Church of Abilene, Ministry of Counseling, 1333 North 2nd, Abilene TX 79601, (325) 672-9999
Shades of Hope Treatment Center, Corner of Pecan and Mulberry, Buffalo Gap, TX 79508, 325.572.3843
Pastoral Care & Counseling, 751 Hickory, Abilene, TX 79601, 325.672.5683
Serenity House of Abilene, 1546 North 2nd, Abilene, TX 79601, 325.673.6489
West Texas Rehab Center, 4601 Hartford, Abilene, TX 79605, 325.793.3400
Procedures for Handling Conduct Situations
Reports of misconduct are to be made to the dean of students for determination of appropriate action, if any. The
dean of students will review with the student involved the nature of the complaint.
At the initial conference with the dean of students, procedures for processing complaints regarding student
conduct will be discussed. Student cooperation in collecting and interpreting information concerning the situation
in question will be expected. The violation will be discussed, and the student given the opportunity to explain the
situation. A written record of the conversation will be kept.
At the conclusion of the interview, the dean of students will determine what, if any, disciplinary action will be
taken or will refer the case to the Student Conduct Committee if requested by the student or at the discretion of
the dean of students.
The Student Conduct Committee consists of three faculty members and two students selected by the vice
president for student development. The Student Conduct Committee will consider the circumstances of the case
and reach a decision, using the recommendation of the dean of students.
A brief continuity report of all known information pertaining to the case will be drawn up by the dean of students.
If the case does not warrant committee action, the continuity report will so state, and the dean of students will
take whatever action he/she deems appropriate. The student has the right to read the continuity report in its
entirety and may appeal the action of the dean of students to the Student Conduct Committee.
If the evidence in the case warrants sending it to the Student Conduct Committee, the chairman of the committee
will set a time and place for the hearing. The chairman will notify the student involved of the time and place at
least 24 hours prior to the hearing. The student’s on-campus counsel, the student’s parents, and the administrator
who sent the case to the committee may be present and participate in the hearing. The presence of on-campus
counsel or parents will be at the discretion of the student. The hearing will be closed to the public, and all
information concerning the case will be held in strict confidence.
The Student Conduct Committee will have access to the administrator’s continuity report as well as the student’s
signed statement. The student will be given the opportunity to present evidence in his/her behalf during the