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law enforcement agencies. First Offense • A letter will be issued to the student with a descrip-tion of the violation and of all sanctions and deadlines for completion. This letter will become part of the student’s disciplinary record. • A copy of the letter will be mailed to the student’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s). • The student must complete the online alcohol educational workshop addressing the issues around alcohol use and abuse. Any fees associ-ated with this workshop are the student’s responsibility. • The student may be required to have an assess-ment with appropriate counseling center staff.If the counselor determines that further counseling is needed, the student must comply in order to remain in good standing. The student is respon-sible for scheduling an appointment for the initial assessment within 72 hours after receiving the violation and sanctions. • If the counselor determines that the student needs more intensive counseling around alcohol and drug issues, the student may be referred to the Spartanburg Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (SADAC) or another appropriate community agency. The student will be expected to comply with the agency and any costs or fees for the services in order to remain in good standing with the university. • The student must complete at least 15 approved community service hours. Community service hours may be approved by the Dean of Students and/or Director of Housing and Residential Life. Second Offense • A letter will be issued to the student with a descrip-tion of the violation and of all sanctions and deadlines for completion. This letter will become part of the student’s disciplinary record. • A copy of the letter will be mailed to the student’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s). • The student may be removed from university housing (to be determined by the Dean of Students and the Director of Housing and Residential Life). • The student must complete the online alcohol educational workshop addressing the issues around alcohol use and abuse. Any fees associ-ated with this workshop are the student’s responsibility. • The student will be required to have an assess-ment with appropriate counseling center staff.If the counselor determines that further counseling is needed, the student must comply in order to remain in good standing. The student is respon-sible for scheduling an appointment for the initial 147 B. General Provisions Regarding the Possession and Distribution of Illegal Drugs • Possession, sale, or use of narcotic, mind-altering, and/or other illicit drugs, except for one’s own valid prescription by a licensed physician or provider, is prohibited and will be handled in accordance with local, state, and federal laws. • Possession or use of prescription drugs prescribed to another individual is prohibited. • The re-sale of one’s own valid prescription is prohibited. • Possession of illegal drugs with the intent to sell or distribute will be handled in accordance with local, state, and federal laws. • Anyone who appears on campus and is obviously impaired as a result of being under the influence of any substance will be asked to leave and is subject to appropriate sanctions. A University Police Officer will be called to assist the individual(s) with safety and/or transportation. • USC Upstate will cooperate with all law enforce-ment agencies in the enforcement of any and all local, state, and federal laws on campus. V. Sanctions Failure to comply with applicable laws as well as this policy may subject an individual or group to civil or criminal proceedings and/or appropriate sanctions as listed below. Individuals will be held respon-sible for their behavior while under the influence of alcohol and/or illegal drugs. Violations of this policy will be referred to the appropriate departments and agencies. Students and student organizations may be subject to sanctions by more than one department or agency, including the Student Code of Conduct, and any local, state or federal law enforcement agencies. The student or organization is responsible for any and all fees associated with any sanctions imposed upon them by the university and/or the local, state, and federal laws. A. Sanctions for Violations of the General Provisions of the Alcohol Policy Students who fail to complete their sanctions will be documented as not in good standing resulting in loss of privileges and/or status with the university and may be prevented from registering for classes and/or be placed on probation. Students who fail to complete their sanctions and who are transferring or graduat-ing from the university may have grades withheld or other appropriate documentation on their transcripts. Conviction of an alcohol violation may result in the loss of financial aid and/or the ability to register for classes or on-campus housing, as well as any appropriate sanctions from local, state, and federal 143 ‘16 - ‘17 Student Handbook


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