Page 22 - BSC Student Handbook 2012-2013

Immediate confiscation of keys and loss of
driving privileges on-campus:
a. 1st Offense-mandatory 6 months
b. 2nd Offense-mandatory 12 months
c. 3rd Offense-loss of driving privileges for
d. Will occur following readmission to the
College after suspensions related to DUI
Fines, beginning at $250 and increasing sig-
nificantly following subsequent offenses
Restitution for any damage caused
a. Service to the College may be required
along with restitution when appropriate,
i.e. work with Landscape Services to repair
damaged areas
Completion of off-campus classes, similar to
those required of individuals sentenced fol-
lowing DUI convictions off-campus. Docu-
mentation of completion will be required. All
costs incurred will be charged to or covered
by the student. Examples include:
a. Life Skills class
b. Drug/Substance Abuse classes
AA Meetings – up to 20, with verification
form returned to Student Development
Note: The College official adjudicating the incident
or Social Council will have the right to increase
any or all DUI sanctions depending on circum-
stances of the incident
Don’t drink and drive. And don’t let a friend
drink and drive. If you find yourself in such a situa-
tion, call a cab or call Campus Police (226-4700),
who will dispatch a cab to your location. The fare
may be charged to your student account.
Psychological and physical addiction; respiratory
depression; depression of the immune system;
increased risk of the following: heart disease, cancer,
accidents, and hypertension; damage to unborn
fetus; risk of impotence; brain damage; possible
death at high dosage levels.
BSC Counseling and Health Services — 226-4717
Alcoholics Anonymous — 933-8964
Al-Anon and Alateen
Information Service — 322-1500
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council — 933-1213
Alcoholism Information Center — 322-0445
The Bradford Center — 833-4000, 647-1945
UAB Addiction & Recovery Program — 932-3411
Although Birmingham-Southern College has spe-
cific policies regarding Drug and Alcohol Abuse, the
goal of the College is to undertake an educational
approach regarding alcohol and drug abuse.
Counseling and Health Services is available to
assist you in the areas of alcohol and drug depen-
dency and abuse. The Counseling Center and
Health Services sponsor annual programs (Alco-
hol/Drug Awareness Week) and host speakers in the
areas of alcohol and drug abuse.
Possession of illegal drugs, or the sale or distribu-
tion of such drugs, is prohibited by the College.
Substances intended as alternatives to illegal drugs,
such as synthetic cannabis, salvia divinorum and
similar materials, fall within this policy as well,
Possession or use of prescription medicine, except
within the orders of a medical professional, or the
sale or distribution of such drugs, is also prohibited
by the College.
Where there is reasonable cause to believe that
drug possession, abuse or misuse is occurring on
College property or at College events, any area may
be entered for investigation at any time and without
notice by an official of the College. If reasonable
suspicion of drug possession, abuse or misuse exists,
College officials may obtain a search warrant and
then search the area, including any residence hall
room or apartment. Search warrants can be autho-
rized by a Hall Advisor, a Coordinator of Residence
Life, the Director of Residence Life, the Dean of
Students, the Vice-President for Student Develop-
ment, the Vice President for Administration, the
Provost of the College, or the President of the Col-
lege. The warrant should identify the area to be
searched, the nature of the material or matter being
searched for, and be served by two college officials,
including an administrator listed above or designee
and a Campus Police officer.
In addition, if reasonable suspicion exists of drug
use, the College reserves the right to require drug
tests at students’ expense as part of an investigation.
If students are found to have violated the College’s
illegal drug policy, either through positive drug
screens or other evidence, the College may require
students to submit to random drug testing for a