AOD Policy Violations: Mandated Program Information

AOD 1

  • Schedule and complete a one-session assessment with Dr. Nicole Young, AOD Coordinator.
    • You need to be 10 minutes early, to complete paperwork. If you are more than 5 minutes late, you will be turned away and you may be fined.
    • Sign a release of confidentiality form to grant permission for Counseling Services to give completed attendance and counseling recommendations to Student Affairs.
    • Sessions last for 30 minutes.
    • $100 fine for failure to attend or significant lateness.

AOD 2

  • Payment of a $100 fine.
  • Schedule and complete a two-session assessment with Dr. Nicole Young, AOD Coordinator.
    • You need to be 10 minutes early, to complete paperwork. If you are more than 5 minutes late, you will be turned away and you may be fined.
    • Sign a release of confidentiality form to grant permission for Counseling Services to give completed attendance and counseling recommendations to Student Affairs.
    • Sessions last for 45-50 minutes each. oAdditional $100 fine for each missed session or significant lateness.
  • Completion of any additional sanctions assigned by the hearing officer.

AOD 3

  • Payment of a $200 fine.
  • Disciplinary probation possible.
  • Removal from housing.
  • Required off campus counseling assessment. See Resources page for provider recommendations.
  • Schedule and complete a one-session follow-up with Dr. Nicole Young, AOD Coordinator, to review off-campus assessment treatment recommendations.
    • You need to be 10 minutes early, to complete paperwork. If you are more than 5 minutes late, you will be turned away and you may be fined.
    • Sign a release of confidentiality form to grant permission for Counseling Services to give completed attendance and counseling recommendations to Student Affairs.
    • Session lasts for 45-50 minutes.
    • Additional $100 fine for each missed session or significant lateness.
  • Parental notification.

Reason for Policy

The primary mission of Arcadia University faculty and staff is to educate you, in and out of the classroom, and to prepare you for life in a rapidly changing global society. We recognize that alcohol and other drugs are a part of this global society; and therefore, approach the issue of substance use in a way that educates while holding you accountable for your actions and for the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We also know that alcohol and other drug abuse can interfere with your ability to fully participate in the educational mission of the University.

Arcadia University staff and faculty value personal accountability, care for oneself and respect for others in the community; therefore, in compliance with the Drug Free Workplace act of 1988 (P.L. 100-690) and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (P.O. 101-206), the University community recommends that you read and understand the following information. This information applies to all members of the University community. All visitors are expected to comply with this policy.

AOD and the Code of Conduct

How the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy and Code of Conduct Intersect

Any violation of the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) policy is a violation of the Code of Conduct and is therefore subject to disciplinary action. While the AOD policy designates suggested sanctions for violations, sanctions can be substituted or added should the violation be especially egregious. Due to the effects of the use and/or abuse of alcohol and other drugs, it is not unusual for a violation of the Code of Conduct to occur at the same time that an AOD policy violation occurs (for example, vandalism, violence, failure to comply with the directions of staff). These violations will be adjudicated in conjunction with the violation of the AOD policy.

It is important to note that graduate schools and some employers (particularly governmental agencies and schools) can legally request information regarding your disciplinary record. An alcohol or other drug violation noted on a disciplinary record can negatively affect your chances to be admitted to some graduate programs and/or to be hired for certain jobs.

Hospitalizations

  • You are required to check in with Counseling Services by noon on the first business day after your hospitalization. 
  • You can call Counseling Services or stop in to schedule an appointment (office #38).

AlcoholEdu Sanctions

  • Complete the Sanctions part of AlcoholEdu.
  • Be sure to use your full name when registering.
  • Complete by your given deadline.

Access Sanctions