Illegal Drug Policy

The following sections describe University of Saint Francis’s policy regarding the sale, manufacture, distribution, possession and use of illegal drugs on or off University of Saint Francis property or at University of Saint Francis-sponsored events or programs in accordance with federal, state and local laws.  Consistent with local, state, and federal law, the sale, use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of illegal drugs or drug-related paraphernalia, including the misuse and/or unauthorized distribution of prescribed drugs is strictly forbidden both on and off campus.  Infraction of these laws constitutes a violation of the Code of Student Conduct and shall be addressed through the University’s student conduct process.

Examples of violations include, but are not limited to:

  • Misuse of over-the-counter drugs.
  • Misuse or sharing of prescription drugs.
  • Possession of drugs medications that are not in a properly marked container that identifies the medication and patient.
  • Possessing, using, being under the influence of, distributing, or manufacturing any form of illegal drug.
  • Possessing paraphernalia (i.e., rolling papers, pipes, bongs, etc.) for intended or implied use of any form of illegal drug.
  • Possessing paraphernalia that contains or appears to contain illegal drug residue.
  • Purchasing or passing illegal drugs from one person to another.
  • Using mail services to purchase, pass, or distribute illegal drugs.

This policy provides flexibility for the University of Saint Francis in addressing drug-related offenses which occur on- or off-campus. Moreover, it permits the University of Saint Francis to address its fundamental mission of holistic education and the development of human potential. While recognizing that there is a need to address violations related to the use or possession of controlled substances, the University of Saint Francis must address the education and well- being of all its students and employees. In addition to University of Saint Francis imposed sanctions, students and employees are subject to all legal sanctions under federal, state and local law for any offenses involving illegal drugs on University of Saint Francis property or at University of Saint Francis activities.