Adopted by President’s Cabinet 8/6/19; revised 9/28/22; 10/4/22

See EGSC Alcohol and Other Drug Policy

Alcohol:

      1. No student shall possess or consume, distribute, manufacture or sell an alcoholic beverage or container on East Georgia State College property or at institutionally approved events or unlawfully possess or consume distribute, manufacture, or sell an alcoholic beverage or container off EGSC property.
      2. No student shall be under the influence of alcohol while on East Georgia State College property or at institutionally approved events, or under the influence of alcohol in such a way that it violates federal, state, or local laws on or off campus.
Possible Disciplinary Sanctions for Alcohol Code of Conduct Violation

The following are possible disciplinary sanctions which may be imposed upon a student for infractions of the Code of Conduct’s alcohol and/drug policy. This list may not be taken to be exhaustive and may be enlarged or modified to meet the particular circumstances in any given case.

First Offense:
        • Assessment by Counselor to determine the need for ongoing sessions;
        • 20 Hours of Community Service;
        • Online Alcohol Program to be paid by the student;
        • $100 fine;
        • One Semester of Probation; and
        • Parental Notification will be issued for students under age 21 as allowed by FERPA for alcohol violations.
Second Offense:
        • Bobcat Villas Suspension one semester;
        • Assessment by Counselor to determine the need for ongoing sessions;
        • 30 Hours of Community Service;
        • Attend Alcohol Educational Program;
        • EGSC Counseling;
        • $200 fine;
        • One Year Probation; and
        • Parental Notification will be issued for students under age 21 as allowed by FERPA for alcohol violations.
Third Offense:
        • Suspension from all EGSC Campuses for One Year;
        • Fine $300;
        • One Year Probation with a Behavioral Contract; and
        • Parental Notification will be issued for students under age 21 as allowed by FERPA for alcohol violations.

Drugs:

      1. No student shall unlawfully possess or consume (without a valid dental or medical prescription), distribute, manufacture or sell illegal or dangerous drugs or drug-related paraphernalia on East Georgia State College property or at institutionally approved events or unlawfully possess or consume (without a valid dental or medical prescription), distribute, manufacture, or sell illegal or dangerous drugs or drug-related paraphernalia off EGSC property.
      2. No student shall be under the influence of illegal or dangerous drugs while on East Georgia State College property or at institutionally approved events, or under the influence of illegal or dangerous drugs in such a way that it violates federal, state, or local laws on or off campus.
Possible Disciplinary Sanctions for Drug Code of Conduct Violation

The following are possible disciplinary sanctions which may be imposed upon a student for infractions of the Code of Conduct’s alcohol and/drug policy. This list may not be taken to be exhaustive and may be enlarged or modified to meet the particular circumstances in any given case.

First Offense:
        • Potential to be suspended from the Bobcat Villas (students who receive a citation for selling drugs in a residence hall will be permanently suspended from all residence halls);
        • Assessment by Counselor to determine the need for ongoing sessions;
        • 20 Hours of Community Service;
        • Online Drug Program to be paid by the student;
        • $100 fine;
        • One Semester Probation; and
        • Parental Notification will be issued for students under age 21 as allowed by FERPA for alcohol violations.
Second Offense:
        • Bobcat Villas Suspension one semester;
        • Assessment by Counselor to determine the need for ongoing sessions;
        • Attend Drug Educational Program (EGSC Counseling Center);
        • 30 Hours of Community Service; 
        • $200 fine;
        • One Year Probation; and
        • Parental Notification will be issued for students under age 21 as allowed by FERPA for alcohol violations.
Third Offense:
        • Suspension from all EGSC campuses for 1 year;
        • $300 fine;
        • One Year Probation with a Behavioral Contract; and
        • Parental Notification will be issued for students under age 21 as allowed by FERPA for alcohol violations.