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SDSU Alcohol and Drug Sanctions & Conditions

*Severity of Sanctions are a Direct Result of Severity of Number of Infractions*

 

Alcohol - First Offense
No Abusive Drinking and No Additional Serious Offenses

Sanction: Warning for one semester
Sanction Duration: The equivalent of one semester (minimum)
Condition 1 - Fine up to $50
Condition 2 - Online Alcohol Education Module

Fine Breakdown: 

  • Host - $50
  • Belligerent Guest - $50
  • Uncooperative Guest - $40
  • Cooperative Drinking Guest - $25
  • Cooperative Nondrinking Guest - $0

Alcohol - First Offense
Abusive Drinking and/or Additional Serious Offenses

Sanction: Warning or Disciplinary Probation
Condition 1 - Fine up to $50
Condition 2 - BASICS Alcohol Evaluation and Education
Condition 3 - Parental Notification

Fine Breakdown:

  • Host - $50
  • Belligerent Guest - $40
  • Uncooperative Guest - $40
  • Cooperative Drinking Guest - $25
  • Cooperative Nondrinking Guest - $0

Alcohol - Second Offense

Sanction: Behavioral Probation
Condition 1 - Fine of $100
Condition 2 - BASICS Alcohol Evaluation and Education
Condition 3 - Parental Notification


Alcohol - Third Offense

Either suspension for a minimum of one semester or in compelling circumstances:

Sanction: Extended Behavioral Probation
Condition 1 - A fine ranging from $150 to $200
Condition 2 - BASICS Re-evaluation and/or AOD Assessment


Abusive Drinking: Explanation

  • The student had a BAC of .160 or greater
  • The student reported a blackout
  • The student was involved in aggressive or injurious behavior
  • The student required medical attention/treatment
  • The student reports having committed multiple underage violations prior to the most recent violation
  • The student has committed his/her third Student Code alcohol violation
  • The violation involves the use/possession of marijuana or other controlled substances, whether it be a first or second Student Code violation
  • The student reports other drinking behaviors or episodes that may indicate a pattern of abuse
  • When large quantities of alcohol are found in a room, specifically: fifty or more cans of beer (including full, partially drank and empty cans); two or more full bottles of hard liquor; or two or more empty bottles of hard liquor

Fire Equipment Tampering 

Covering/Disabling Smoke Detector

First Offense Sanctions & Conditions: Educational Sanction, $100 fine plus replacement/repair charges, Behavioral Probation

Second Offense Sanction & Conditions: $250 fine plus replacement/repair charges, Behavioral Probation, Warning of Residence Hall Expulsion

Third Offense Sanction & Conditions: $500 fine, Residence Hall Expulsion

Removing/Tampering with Fire Extinguisher

First Offense Sanctions & Conditions: Educational Sanction, $100 fine plus replacement/repair charges, Behavioral Probation

Second Offense Sanction & Conditions: $250 fine plus replacement/repair charges, Behavioral Probation, Warning of Residence Hall Expulsion

Third Offense Sanction & Conditions: $500 fine, Residence Hall Expulsion

Pulling Fire Alarm when no Emergency Exists

First Offense Sanction & Conditions: Educational Sanction, $200 fine plus replacement/repair charges, Behavioral Probation

Second Offense Sanction & Conditions: $500 fine, Residence Hall Expulsion


Marijuana & Other Drugs - First Offense

Sanction: Behavioral Probation
Condition 1 - Fine up to $50
Condition 2 - BASICS Evaluation and Education
Condition 3 - Parental Notification


Marijuana & Other Drugs - Second Offense

Either suspension for a minimum of one semester or in compelling circumstances:

Sanction: Extended Behavioral Probation
Condition 1 - Fine of $100
Condition 2 - BASICS Re-evaluation


Marijuana & Other Drugs - Third Offense

Suspension for a minimum of one semester
Condition - Fine up to $200


Smoking

First offense

Sanction and Conditions: Educational Sanction, $25 fine, Warning

Second Offense

Sanction & Conditions: Educational Sanction, $50 fine, Behavioral Probation

Third and Subsequent Offenses

Sanction & Conditions: Educational Sanction, $50 fine, Extended Behavioral Probation


Other Serious Behaviors: Partial List (See Student Code of Conduct for Details)

  • Sex Offenses - Always Forward to Title IX Coordinator
  • Acts of Aggression
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Controlled Substances
  • Encouraging Code Violations/Aiding & Abetting
  • Falsification of Information
  • Failure to Comply with Institutional Officials
  • Damage
  • Attempted Theft of Services or Property

Contacts: 

Office of Community Standards: 605-688-5148

University Housing & Residential Life: 605-688-5148

Counseling Services for screenings and classes: 605-688-6146

University Police Department: 605-688-5117

Title IX/EEO Coordinator and Investigators: 605-688-4128