GETTYSBURG COLLEGE
ALCOHOL & DRUG POLICY POINTS SYSTEM

Item #

Point Value

Violation

Fine

Required Sanctions

A

0

Underage student present in a location where the alcohol or drug policy is violated.

Students may choose to take a voluntary breathalyzer test and have a BAC of .00 following the voluntary test as a way to prove innocence in this situation. Otherwise, the student conduct administrator will use all other available evidence (e.g. observations of Public Safety, RA, and other witnesses) to determine whether the student was participating in the policy violation.

 

 

B

0

Medical Amnesty: Underage student who has consumed alcohol who seeks assistance for another in need of emergency care.

 

 

C

1

Medical Amnesty: a student who engages in drinking practices or activities that seriously threaten one's health and life (e.g. transported to the hospital for alcohol or drug consumption), who seeks help for self or has an RA/RC/CL or a friend seek help for him/her.   One time opportunity.

 

  • Parental/Coach/ Academic Advisor Notification
  • Counseling Assessment - *see note below grid*

D

1

Consumption/possession of alcohol by an underage guest of a student

$50

  • Coach Notification

E

2

Underage consumption or possession of alcohol (alcohol content less than 16%)

See "behavioral guidelines" chart for additional points assigned for problem behaviors that occur in association with alcohol use.

$50

  • Educational Program (Second Look, BASICS, or Counseling Assessment)- *see note below grid*
  • Coach Notification

F

2

For students 21+ - Public drunkenness, engaging in alcohol-related disruptive behavior or vandalism/damage to property.

See "behavioral guidelines" chart for additional points assigned for problem behaviors that occur in association with alcohol use.

 

  • Educational Program (Second Look, BASICS, or Counseling Assessment) -*see note below grid*
  • Coach Notification

G

2

Possession of an open container of alcohol, regardless of age, in any location other than a residence hall room/apartment/house.

$50

  • Educational Program (Second Look, BASICS, or Counseling Assessment) -*see note below grid*
  • Coach Notification

H

2

Consumption of alcohol by an underage student who is subject to hazing pressures or activities.

If the student is physically compelled to drink, and pursues campus conduct remedies, no points or sanctions attach to the student who consumed.

$50

  • Educational Program (Second Look, BASICS, or Counseling Assessment) -*see note below grid*
  • Coach Notification

I

3

Underage possession of hard alcohol (alcohol content of 16% or more), distilled spirits, or alcoholic energy drinks that include caffeine or other stimulants.

 

$100

  • Educational Program (Second Look, BASICS, or Counseling Assessment) -*see note below grid*
  • Coach Notification

J

3

Providing alcohol to an underage person (alcohol content less than 16%)

Any student providing alcohol to an underage person, which is not consumed in the residence of the providing student.  

$50

  • Educational Program (Second Look, BASICS, or Counseling Assessment) -*see note below grid*
  • Coach Notification

K

4

Accumulation of 4 or more points

 

  • Parental/Coach/Academic Advisor Notification

L

4

Underage consumption of hard alcohol (alcohol content of 16% or more), distilled spirits, or alcoholic energy drinks that include caffeine or other stimulants.

$100

  • Parental/Coach/Academic Advisor Notification
  • Counseling Assessment
    *see note below grid*

M

4

Use or possession of marijuana, synthetic marijuana (e.g. K2, Spice), or marijuana paraphernalia.

$100

  • Parental/Coach/Academic Advisor Notification
  • Counseling Assessment
    *see note below grid*
N
4
Hosting (in your place of residence) a social event with alcohol (alcohol content of less than 16%) which involves disruptive behavior, underage drinking, or other violations of College policy.
$50
  • Parental/Coach/Academic Advisor Notification
  • Counseling Assessment
    *see note below grid*
O 5 Hosting (in your place of residence) a social event with hard alcohol (alcohol content 16% or more), distilled spirits, or alcoholic energy drinks that include caffeine or other stimulants which involves disruptive behavior, underage drinking, or other violations of College policy.
$100
  • Parental/Coach/Academic Advisor Notification
  • Prohibited from living off-campus
P 5 Hosting (in your place of residence) an event in which marijuana or synthetic marijuana (e.g. K2, Spice) is shared. $100
  • Parental/Coach/Academic Advisor Notification
  • Counseling Assessment or Marijuana program *see note below grid*
  • Prohibited from living off campus

Q

5

Accumulation of 5 or more points

 

  • Parental/Coach/Academic Advisor Notification
  • Prohibited from living off-campus

R

5

Possession of a large common source of alcohol (e.g. keg or barrel, punch with alcohol, etc.), regardless of age on college premise or college managed properties.

$250

  • Parental/Coach/Academic Advisor Notification
  • Counseling Assessment
    *see note below grid*
    Prohibited from living off-campus

S

6

Accumulation of 6 or more points

 

  • Counseling Assessment
    *see note below grid*
  • Parental/Coach/Academic Advisor Notification
  • Prohibited from living off-campus
  • Prohibited from joining a fraternity or sorority
  • Prohibited from studying in an off-campus/study abroad program

T

6

Providing hard alcohol (alcohol content of 16% or more), distilled spirits, or alcoholic energy drinks that include caffeine or other stimulants to an underage person

Any student providing hard alcohol to an underage person, which is not consumed in the residence of the providing student.

$100

  • Parental/Coach/Academic Advisor Notification
  • Prohibited from living off-campus
  • Prohibited from joining a fraternity or sorority
  • Prohibited from studying in an off-campus/study abroad program

U

7

Accumulation of 7 or more points

 

  • Parental/Coach/Academic Advisor Notification
  • Prohibited from living off-campus
  • Prohibited from joining a fraternity or sorority
  • Prohibited from studying in an off-campus/study abroad program

V

9

Drinking and Driving - regardless of age

Driving with alcohol in system w/BAC of .08 or higher

If under 21 - Driving with alcohol in system w/BAC of .02 or higher
or, charged by the police with Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

 

  • Parental/Coach/Academic Advisor Notification
  • Counseling Assessment
    *see note below grid*
  • Prohibited from living off-campus
  • Prohibited from joining a fraternity or sorority
  • Prohibited from studying in an off-campus/study abroad program

W

10

Accumulation of 10 or more points in violation of College policy

 

Alcohol and Drug Required Leave

X

10

Use or possession of illegal drugs other than marijuana

 

Alcohol and Drug Required Leave

Y

10

Selling/distributing illegal drugs (including, but not limited to, marijuana)

 

Alcohol and Drug Required Leave

 

Behavioral Guidelines:
Engaging in these behaviors, in association with alcohol/drug use, will result in additional points being assigned.  Note:  Serious instances of any of these behaviors, whether alcohol-related or not, could also be referred to the College Judicial System (either a student conduct officer or the Student Conduct Review Board, depending on the seriousness of the charges) for consideration of possible conduct probation, suspension or expulsion (along with other sanctions, as detailed in the Handbook of Student Rights & Responsibilities)

Item#

Additional Points

Violation

Other sanctions

AA

0

Repeated alcohol-related violation within the same semester

$100 fine

BB

2

Damaging College property, or the property of another

Restitution for damage

CC

2

Participating in any drinking games

 

DD

2

Failure to cooperate with a College official or local law enforcement official

 

EE

2

Disruptive public behavior (e.g. excessive public noise,  public drunkenness, public urination, screaming/cursing in public, other of forms of public disorderly conduct)

 

FF

2

Possession or use of a false I.D.; providing false information to a College official

 

GG

2

Other forms of Disorderly Conduct - as determined by the student conduct administrator hearing the case

 

HH

2

Engaging in drinking practices that threaten one's health or life (e.g. transports to the hospital for alcohol or drug consumption) when a student does not seek help for him/herself or when a friend does not seek help for them.