2017-2018 Student Handbook

Page 63 of 107 Updated 1.25.17 2.1(e). Operating a motor vehicle, on or off campus, while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance is a serious threat to oneself and the community and may result in immediate suspension, expulsion, or dismissal. Anyone who injures another person as a result of driving under the influence may be permanently dismissed. 2.1(f). The attempt to obtain, use, possess, distribute, or sell, any potentially harmful or illegal drug (e.g., prescription drugs, marijuana, cocaine) or drug-related paraphernalia (including hookahs) is strictly prohibited. Anyone involved in the sale or distribution of drugs on or off campus may be dismissed immediately. 2.1(g). The possession or presence of any amount of a controlled substance is prohibited on or off campus. This includes but is not limited to the presence of marijuana smoke or odor, small “roaches,” or residue found in baggies, pipes, or other paraphernalia. The possession or presence of marijuana or other controlled substances may result, minimally, in suspension. 2.1(h). Possession or use of any herb or drug used for hallucination or intoxication is prohibited. This includes any relatively new drugs such as K2, Salvia, and other synthetic marijuana or drug variants even if not yet banned by law yet. 2.1(i). Promoting the consumption of drugs or alcoholic beverages may not be undertaken within the confines of university properties or through university-sponsored or approved publications or events. 2.1(j). Any student (regardless of age) or student organization found supplying or in possession of alcohol at university-sponsored off-campus events will be subject to disciplinary action. 2.1(k). Any student leader who promotes or supplies alcohol or other controlled substances may be immediately suspended, expelled, or dismissed from the university. Examples of promoting alcohol/controlled substances include advertising parties either verbally or with flyers and inviting or driving underage students to parties where alcohol is present. 2.1(l). Hosting or in any way assisting or promoting a gathering (on or off campus) that includes underage drinking or drunkenness or drug use may result in suspension or dismissal. Those living at the location where the party is held may be held responsible as hosts regardless of who provides the alcohol. 2.1(m). Any student who encourages another to consume alcoholic beverages or any substance as a means to induce that individual to engage in behavior that would otherwise be against that person’s will is subject to dismissal. 2.1(n). Any student who sexually assaults or attempts to sexually assault another person who is intoxicated is subject to immediate dismissal. 2.2 Parental Notification HSU recognizes the special relationship with the parents and families of its students. Even after students leave home for college, parents often play a central role in their character development, so HSU works in partnership with parents in helping students make the transition to responsible adulthood. The university also recognizes that students have specific privacy rights. FERPA, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is a federal law that controls the confidentiality of, and access to, student education records. FERPA law permits educational institutions to notify parents if a student commits a disciplinary violation involving alcohol or a controlled substance. The purpose of HSU’s parental notification policy is to promote the holistic development of students and to foster an alcohol and drug-free campus community. Notification begins with: 2.2(a). The first time a student is charged with violating the university policy under one of following circumstances: (1) Caused harm to oneself or another while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs or was transported to a medical facility and treated because of alcohol or other drug use (2) Was unruly, disruptive, or destructive while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs (3) Operated a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other drugs