University Drug and Alcohol Use Policy
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PARK UNIVERSITY DRUG AND ALCOHOL
Park University recognizes that misuse of alcohol and
other drugs and the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs
and alcohol pose major health problems, are potential safety and security
problems, can adversely affect academic and job performance, and can generally
inhibit the educational development of students.
Park University is a member institution of the network of
Colleges and Universities committed to the Elimination of Drug and Alcohol
Abuse. Park University is committed to the standards outlined by The Network and
to compliance with the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free
Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. As a result of this commitment,
Park University has established regulations forbidding the unlawful manufacture,
distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of illegal or illicit drugs and
alcohol on University premises or property or as part of any University
activities. These regulations shall assure that the University is in compliance
with all applicable federal, state, and local statute regulations, and
Drug & Alcohol Index:
Manufacture, use, possession or distribution of alcohol
and/or illegal or illicit drugs is forbidden on the campus, in campus
facilities and at University sponsored activities.
Prohibited actions of the University Drug and Alcohol
Policy shall include without limitation:
Display and, or consumption of alcoholic beverages
and, or other illegal or illicit substances on campus, in campus
facilities, and, or at University-sponsored actives.
Disruptions of other persons on the campus and/or to
the residence halls by excessive noise, boisterous behavior, or
violence while under the influence or impaired by alcohol and/or
other illegal or illicit substances.
- An act of violence committed while under the influence of or
impaired by alcohol and/or other illegal or illicit substance.
- Damage to University property or the property of another person
while under the influence, or impaired by alcohol and/or other
illegal or illicit substances.
Attending classes or participation in any University
activities under the influence of or impaired by alcohol and/or
other illegal or illicit substances.
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
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
- 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.
Risks Associated With the Use of Illicit Drugs and Abuse of Alcohol
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
- Students with alcohol or other drug related problems are
encouraged and, in some cases, may be required to utilize the services
of private and community agencies including those specified below.
- National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse
603 E. 63rd ST.,
K. C., MO.
361-5900 (evaluation and referral)
- Alcoholics Anonymous - (K.C. Area) (816) 471-7229
- Narcotics Anonymous - (K.C. Area) (816) 531-2250
- Samuel Roger Clinic
825 Euclid, K.C., MO.
- Catholic Social Services
229 E. 8th St.,
(913) 621-5058 9307
W. 74th St.,
Merriam, KS (913) 621-5058
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.
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.