Policy Statement Addressing Substance Abuse Education (Alcohol & Dug) Prevention Programs

SWOSU has developed a program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees. The program provides services related to drug use and abuse including dissemination of informational materials, educational programs, counseling services, referrals and college disciplinary actions.

SWOSU Health Services provides an overall coordination of the Drug-Free School Program. However, many services are the responsibility of other areas of the institution. These include:

Alcohol and Drug Education: SWOSU Health Services, Employee Assistance Program, University Health Class.

Counseling Services: Student Development Counselors, Campus Nurse, Employee Assistance Program.

Referral Services: Student Development Counselors, Campus Nurse, Employee Assistance Program.

University Disciplinary Actions: Faculty/Student Judicial Review Committee. Director of Student Development.

Local, State & Federal Legal Sanctions

Legal Sanctions – Laws Governing Alcohol

The State of Oklahoma sets 21 as the minimum age to purchase or possess any alcoholic beverage. Specific ordinances regarding violations of alcohol laws, including driving while intoxicated, are available from the SWOSU Campus Police.

A violation of any law regarding alcohol is also a violation of the University's Student Code of Conduct and will be treated as a separate disciplinary matter by the University.