- Students who violate the regulations are subject to the following disciplinary sanctions as more fully set forth in the Code of Student Conduct: warning, fines and restitution, task compliance/community service, disciplinary probation, suspension, from residence, temporary suspension, suspension, dismissal. The particular disciplinary action taken may depend on the circumstances of the individual case and the judgment of appropriate University officials.
- In conjunction with or in lieu of the imposition of any of the disciplinary sanctions set forth in Section 1 herein, students may also be referred to appropriate local, state or federal law enforcement agencies for prosecution.
- In conjunction with or in lieu of any of the disciplinary sanctions set forth in Section 1 herein, students may be required to complete an appropriate counseling or rehabilitation program. All disciplinary hearings or proceedings due students charged with violations of this regulation shall be conducted in accordance with or as provided by the Code of Student Conduct.
- If and to the extent the Drug-Free Workplace, Campus and Community regulations conflict with or contradict the Code of Student Conduct, the Drug-Free Workplace, Campus and Community regulations shall control.
- In ANY case where disciplinary action is deemed necessary for misconduct, initially, the University reserves the right to impose the most severe sanction including suspension, dismissal, prosecution.
Apart, separate and distinct from University policies, students who engage in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of controlled substances, illicit or illegal drugs or alcohol are subject to legal sanctions. These legal sanctions include those imposed under local and municipal ordinances, Missouri Statutes, the United States Code and other applicable, local, state and federal laws. Such sanctions could include, without limitation, fines, and imprisonment.
The use, misuse or abuse of illicit drugs and alcohol can lead to or result in a variety of health risks including, but not limited to, addiction or dependency, physical infirmities and trauma, mental and emotional disorders and trauma and, in some cases, harm to unborn children.
Review of Policy
The Dean of Students shall take such steps as are necessary to provide for Park University's annual or biennial review of its Drug and Alcohol Policy to determine its effectiveness, implement needed changes and ensure that disciplinary sanctions are consistently enforced.