Involvement in the illegal possession, use, sale, or sharing of drugs, or misconduct resulting therefrom is an offense subject to disciplinary sanctions up to and including dismissal or expulsion from the University. The University may prohibit the use or possession of any drugs on campus. The University expects all students to obey the law established and enforced by municipal, state, and federal agencies.

Participation in the U.S. Drug Prevention Program

Lawrence Technological University is committed to promoting and maintaining a work and academic environment that is free from illegal use of alcohol and drugs, in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws as well as the Drug Free Schools and Campus Safety Act. Lawrence Technological University is in compliance with all provisions of the U.S. Department of Education Drug Prevention Program, which is a condition of the University’s eligibility to receive federal funds or any other form of federal financial assistance.

Other applicable policies are provided in section 701 of the Employee Handbook and section 3.14 in the Faculty Handbook. The University specifically prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its property or as a part of its activities (except at University functions at which alcohol use is approved). Use of alcoholic beverages at any University function requires the approval of the provost or designee.

Employees, students, and campus visitors age 21 years or older, who consume alcohol at University functions or while on University business where such use is approved, are expected to use alcohol responsibly and not engage in illegal, unprofessional, or disruptive behavior. Violators will be subject to penalties, which may include expulsion or separation from the University. Any employee or student found to be in violation of University policy regarding drugs or alcohol will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal or expulsion in accordance with applicable disciplinary procedures.

Possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs, possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by individuals under 21 years of age, and distribution of alcohol without a license or permit issued by a competent legal authority are violations of local, state, and federal laws. It is the policy of the University to cooperate fully in any prosecution based on violation of these laws.

A variety of serious health risks are associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol. These include permanent damage to the liver, brain, and other vital organs, heart damage or malfunction, including sudden death, and accidents caused by impaired judgment or abilities. Individuals who may have a drug dependency or alcohol abuse problem are advised to contact the Oakland County Drug and Substance Abuse Center at 248.858.5200.