Alcohol use and abuse by college students is a serious matter. While Tulane University does not have any higher incidents of alcohol use or abuse than any other college campus, some students may be attracted to the University because of its location and the perceived bohemian lifestyle in which residents and visitors engage.
It is illegal for students who are under the age of 21 to possess or consume alcoholic beverages. Undergraduate and graduate students 21 or older must abide by the guidelines contained in the alcohol beverage policy regarding the responsible consumption of alcohol.
There are minimum required sanctions for alcohol violations. For the first offense, the minimum sanctions are:
For the second offense, there is:
The third offense increases the number of uncompensated University Service to 20, places the student on residence hall probation (jeopardizing the student's ability to live on campus in the future), and sends the students back to the Student Health Center. If the alcohol incident involves harm to persons or property while under the influence, all previously stated minimum sanctions are increased.
Should the Student Health Center deem appropriate after two referrals to their office for alcohol violations, a student may be referred off-campus (at the financial responsibility of the student) to be counseled for alcohol abuse.
Marijuana and other controlled substances are illegal to possess or consume, regardless of the quantity possessed. Students who are caught with quantities of a controlled substance that might be enough to sell (Tulane Police has rules to determine such amounts) will be arrested and escorted to the New Orleans City Jail. Students may face discipline charges within the City of New Orleans and Tulane University simultaneously.
There are minimum required sanctions for drug violations. For the first offense, students are:
For the second offense, students are:
The third violation results in expulsion from the University. In all cases, the accused student's parents will receive a letter informing them of the incident.
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