The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees is prohibited by Heidelberg University. The University adheres to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989.
Violations (e.g., possession, sale, use, transfer, purchase and/or delivery of illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia) will result in an administrative hearing and/or a hearing before a Judicial body. Refer to the Student Code of Conduct section of this handbook for information on the social judicial system process and the disciplinary sanctions.
In addition to the University’s disciplinary sanctions, violators are subject to legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law.
The University recognizes drug abuse not only as a likely safety and security problem, but as an illness and major health problem. Consistent with the concern related to all life threatening illnesses and serious diseases, the University offers a range of resources and services as follows: Student education and information is available through the Health Center; counseling and support services are available through the Counseling Center; referral to agencies and organizations which offer supportive services is available through the Counseling and Health centers, as well as the office of the Dean of Student Affairs; and education programs dealing with controlled substance abuse are sponsored by the Student Affairs staff.