DePaul University complies with the requirements of the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act. The University shall review its compliance on a biennial basis to determine its effectiveness and to ensure that the standards of conduct and conduct sanctions have been consistently enforced. This review shall be documented in a report.
Standards of Conduct: The unlawful possession, use, distribution, sale or manufacture of controlled substances is prohibited on any premises owned or controlled by DePaul University. Under no circumstance will the University tolerate unlawful possession, use, distribution, sale or manufacture of controlled substances or the unlawful use of alcohol on campus or at University-sponsored activities.
Conduct Sanctions: Students who violate these Standards of Conduct will be subject to conduct action up to and including expulsion, in accordance with university policy, the Code of Student Responsibility, and the Student Conduct Process. A conduct sanction for violating this policy may include the completion of an appropriate intervention program.
Programs for Students Requiring Assistance: Any DePaul student who has a drug or alcohol related problem may call upon the University for assistance. Anyone needing help should contact the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist in the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness. This professional can provide a confidential referral to a drug or alcohol treatment program.
Health Risks: The use of drugs and alcohol can have a substantial and detrimental effect on health. These effects are often permanent and can lead to severe physical and psychological impairment, disability and premature death. Information on the effects of drugs and alcohol is available through the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness, University Counseling Services, the Ray Meyer Fitness Center and Sage Medical/ DePaul Health Services.
Legal Sanctions: Use of illicit drugs by any person is illegal under both the state and federal statutes. Use of alcohol by persons under 21 years of age is illegal under state law. Penalties for conviction under state and federal law include incarceration and fines. Property used in connection with illegal drugs may be confiscated. Federal student loans and grants may be denied to those convicted for a violation of a criminal drug statute.
Students should also consult the Alcohol policy and the Drug Free Workplace & Legal Drinking Age Compliance Policy. This policy can be found in the Undergraduate Student Handbook and on the University Secretary’s website.
Also review Drug Free Workplace and Legal Drinking Age Compliance.