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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 • The student must complete at least 30 approved community services hours. Community service hours may be approved by the Dean of Students and/or Director of Housing and Residential Life. Third 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 permanent disciplinary record. • A copy of the letter will be mailed to the student’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s). • The student will be removed from housing if he/ she is an on campus resident. • The student may be suspended from the univer-sity with return dependent on approval from the Dean of Students. • 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 assessment within 72 hours after receiving the violation and sanctions. • The student must have an assessment at the Spartanburg Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (SADAC) or another appropriate community agency and must comply with any treatment or classes that are indicated as well as any associ-ated costs or fees for these services. • The student must complete at least 50 approved community services hours. Community service hours may be approved by the Dean of Students and/or Director of Housing and Residential Life. B. Sanctions for Organizations or Groups in Violation of the Provisions of the Alcohol and Drug Policy Organizations or groups who are found to be in violation of the provisions of this policy will incur sanctions including but not limited to the following, in addition to any sanctions imposed upon individual students in participation: • Community Service Hours • Educational workshop(s) • Loss of use of university facilities • Suspension of university recognition or charters • Online Educational program completion USC Upstate reserves the right to suspend the activities of any organization or to deny the ability of individuals to sponsor events when said organization or sponsoring individual has been charged with a violation. In addition to the sanctions listed above, student organizations in violation of the alcohol policy may also be responsible for educational outreach assessments as described in Section IV. C. Sanctions for Violations of the General Provisions of the Illegal Drug 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 graduating from the university may have grades withheld or other appropriate documentation on their transcripts. Conviction of a drug charge or 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 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 will be removed from housing if he/ she is an on campus resident. • The student must complete the online alcohol / drug educational workshop addressing the issues around alcohol/drug use and abuse. Any workshop fees 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 1‘4186 - ‘17 Student Handbook 144


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