Drug and Alcohol Free School and Campus Policy (synopsis)
Waynesburg University is committed to creating and fostering an academic and social
environment in which its members grow in knowledge and responsibility. The presence and/or use of controlled substances are contrary to its mission and purpose. As a result, the University will respond to any known instances of alcohol and/or drug abuse in existing evidence and exhibited behavior. Knowing that the use of alcohol and other drugs negatively impacts academic achievement, health, and behavior, Waynesburg University has implemented an alcohol and other drug education program which targets all segments of the educational community.
The University reserves the right to require assessment counseling for any individual
who demonstrates the effects of alcohol or other drug use in their social interaction or
academic accomplishment. The purpose of this assessment is to intervene in the lives of
persons whose behavior while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is harmful or
disruptive to themselves or others.
Individuals who exhibit inappropriate or disruptive behavior as the result of the use of alcohol or other drugs, or who violate University regulations regarding the possession, use, or distribution of alcohol or other drugs, or who are charged with or convicted of alcohol or drug violations of civil or criminal law on campus, will be disciplined and required to participate in an assistance program. Furthermore, the University reserves the right to discipline individuals whose actions affect the interests of the University, even if such actions should occur off-campus. University sanctions will be applied on a case-by-case basis, but may progressively include the assessment of fines, probation, suspension, dismissal, or expulsion.
As it is difficult to accurately determine degrees of culpability, all students present in a room or area at the time of the alcohol/drug violation will generally be held responsible for such violation. Students are advised in advance to avoid such situations, which may put them at risk of disciplinary action. Legal sanctions may include fines, probation, imprisonment, or a combination thereof, in accordance with local, state, or federal law. A complete description of this policy may be found on page 49 of the Student Handbook.
Smoke-Free Environment Policy (synopsis)
The smoking of tobacco (or other similar products), rubbing snuff, or chewing tobacco
is not permitted in any University residence hall, house, academic building, or administrative building. This also applies to all common areas, including lounges, laundry rooms, rest rooms, etc. In addition, any University-owned building subsequently used for instructional or academic purposes shall be tobacco-free, including any off-campus facility used for these purposes. The use of tobacco products is also prohibited in any motor vehicle owned, leased, or otherwise operated for University business.
Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action. Guests and visitors will be expected to comply with this policy. Students are responsible for the actions of their guests. Questions regarding this policy may be directed to the Student Services Office.