Substance Abuse Prevention

North Dakota State College of Science policy prohibits the use or abuse of chemicals on the campus and in the residence halls. This policy is distributed to every incoming student, staff and faculty member and information is presented during the orientation at the start of each semester.

Students who receive a first time violation of the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy are referred to Counseling Services to complete the online assessment entitled: Online E-Chug Test, will receive a $250 fine, and receive appropriate counseling and follow-up.

Students who receive a second violation of the campus Alcohol and Other Drug Policy will be referred to the Student Health and Counseling Services Manager. Students will be referred to CHOICES group, receive a $250 fine, may be evicted from student housing, and will receive appropriate counseling and follow-up.

Students who receive a third violation will be evicted from campus housing, will be referred to Counseling Services to complete the alcohol program BASICS, and will receive appropriate counseling and follow-up.

Students who receive a cannabis violation will be referred to Counseling Services for assessment and completion of the online cannabis program entitled: Online E-Toke Test.

Beginning in 1999 the CORE Survey was administered to students in an attempt to build a foundation for a planned campaign to combat binge drinking. The CORE survey is currently administered in the fall semester of even numbered years. An ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs) Task Force was formed in 2006 to promote substance abuse prevention. The NDSCS ATOD Task Force works in cooperation with the North Dakota Higher Education Consortium for Substance Abuse Prevention to provide alcohol and other drug education as well as late night substance free programming.

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