AOD Policy Violations: Mandated Program Information
Prior to your group meeting, you must print out, put your name on, and turn in your full e-CHUG and E-Toke assessments (a total of about 18 pages). Hand your results into Meghan O’Meara in Counseling Services, Office #31, by given date, or put into the lockbox outside of Counseling Services.
$100 fine for non-compliance of the above.
You need to be on time. If you are more than 10 minutes late, you will be turned away.
Sessions last for two hours—no exceptions.
No one will receive information about you after completion other than you did or did not complete your mandate and the recommendations that were made.
Schedule and complete a two-session assessment with a senior staff member from Counseling Services.
Sign a release of confidentiality form to grant permission for Counseling Services to give completed attendance and counseling recommendations to Student Affairs.
Payment of a $100 fine.
Completion of any additional sanctions assigned by the hearing officer.
$100 fine for each missed session.
Payment of a $200 fine.
Disciplinary probation possible.
Removal from housing.
Required off campus counseling assessment.
Reason for Policy
The primary mission of Arcadia University faculty and staff is to educate you, in and out of the classroom, and to prepare you for life in a rapidly changing global society. We recognize that alcohol and other drugs are a part of this global society; and therefore, approach the issue of substance use in a way that educates while holding you accountable for your actions and for the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We also know that alcohol and other drug abuse can interfere with your ability to fully participate in the educational mission of the University.
Arcadia University staff and faculty value personal accountability, care for oneself and respect for others in the community; therefore, in compliance with the Drug Free Workplace act of 1988 (P.L. 100-690) and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (P.O. 101-206), the University community recommends that you read and understand the following information. This information applies to all members of the University community. All visitors are expected to comply with this policy.
AOD and the Code of Conduct
How the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy and Code of Conduct Intersect
Any violation of the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) policy is a violation of the Code of Conduct and is therefore subject to disciplinary action. While the AOD policy designates suggested sanctions for violations, sanctions can be substituted or added should the violation be especially egregious. Due to the effects of the use and/or abuse of alcohol and other drugs, it is not unusual for a violation of the Code of Conduct to occur at the same time that an AOD policy violation occurs (for example, vandalism, violence, failure to comply with the directions of staff). These violations will be adjudicated in conjunction with the violation of the AOD policy.
It is important to note that graduate schools and some employers (particularly governmental agencies and schools) can legally request information regarding your disciplinary record. An alcohol or other drug violation noted on a disciplinary record can negatively affect your chances to be admitted to some graduate programs and/or to be hired for certain jobs.
You are required to check in with Counseling Services by noon on the first business day after your hospitalization.
You can call Counseling Services or stop in to schedule an appointment (office #38).