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• (including but not limited to heroin, LSD, opium, cocaine, amphetamine, methamphetamine, ecstasy) may incur educational outreach assess-ments according to the following guidelines: 1st Offense: $200 2nd Offense: $300 • Students who violate the general provisions of the illegal drug policy by possessing any controlled substance with the intent to distribute and/or trafficking may incur educational outreach assess-ments according to the following guidelines: No educational outreach assessments are necessary as a first offense of this nature warrants immediate suspension or expulsion. Resources USC Upstate recognizes alcohol and/or drug dependence as treatable illnesses. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to seek assistance for alcohol and/ or drug problems before there is an incident that would cause the University to impose sanctions. The following resource information is provided for students, faculty and staff: Local County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (out-patient drug and alcohol counseling and preven-tion services): • Spartanburg Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission: 582-7588 • Phoenix Center Greenville: 467-3790 Local Support Groups: • Al-Anon and ACOA: 585-1930 • Alcoholics Anonymous: 585-1930 • Narcotics Anonymous: 1-800-828-5689 Toll-free Resources: • 24-hour Helpline: 1-800-234-0420 • Cocaine Hotline: 1-800-COCAINE • Drugstore Clearinghouse: 1-800-942-3425 Treatment Facilities (in-patient treatment): • Addlife Addiction Services (Greenville): 852-8520 • Center for Behavioral Health (Greer): 235-2335 • Haven for Hope (Spartanburg): 472-9083 USC Upstate Resources: • Health Education Programs: 503-5536 • Counseling Services: 503-5195 • Dean of Students: 503-5107 • Health Services: 503-5191 • Online Alcohol Screening Policy Specifications • Student/Student Employee sanctions • Student Code of Conduct • University Housing • Student Organizations • Special Events For more information please visit the USC Upstate Alcohol & Drug Education Program website at: www. uscupstate.edu/studentaffairs. Emergency Notification Information USC Upstate students can register for the Campus Emergency Notification System through my.sc.edu. The Emergency Notification System will provide students with critical information when unexpected circumstances arise that pose a threat of imminent danger. USC Upstate will also use other communi-cation tools during emergency situations including broadcasting e-mail messages, paging to campus telephone extensions, electronic signage, a coordi-nated use of public media outlets, and a 24-hour re-corded Emergency Hotline, (864) 503-5599. Through my.sc.edu students are asked to provide a cell phone number, email address and work/alternate phone number in order to receive the alerts in the event of an emergency.broadcast e-mail messages, paging to campus telephone extensions, electronic signage, a coordinated use of public media outlets, and a 24- hour recorded Emergency Hotline, (864) 503-5599. Through my.sc.edu students are asked to provide a cell phone number, email address and work/alternate phone number in order to receive the alerts in the event of an emergency. Inclement Weather Policy Inclement weather occasionally affects the Upstate area, which makes attending class difficult. Visit www. uscupstate.edu/weather for important information. Procedures: In case of inclement weather, decisions about cancel-ing or delaying classes at the University of South Carolina Upstate will be made as early as possible and no later than 6:00 a.m. When possible, decisions will be made the night before. If Spartanburg County (not local school districts) closes or delays the opening of county offices, the University will follow Spartanburg County’s decision and close or delay opening the campus. If classes are canceled on the Spartanburg campus, USC Upstate will NOT hold classes at the George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics or the Greenville Campus at UCG or the River Street location. There may be times USC Upstate is open and the University Center Greenville is closed. Faculty, staff, and students working or attending classes at the University Center of Greenville should listen to the radio, watch local television, or go to the 1‘5106 - ‘17 Student Handbook 146


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