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Alcohol/Drug Policy Violation Process

Some students choose to live in Washington state where marijuana laws are different, but LCSC is located in Idaho and follows Idaho and federal laws. Students who violate the alcohol/drug policy or who are or may be having problems with alcohol or drugs will be referred to the SCC for services which will be administered in the following way:

1st LCSC alcohol policy violation:

The student will meet with the Director of Residence Life if the infraction occurred in an LCSC owned residential facility and or the Vice President for Student Affairs and may be referred to one of the alcohol education and intervention services outlined below.

E-CHUG:

Most students will be required to complete the E-CHUG (Electronic Check-Up to Go for Alcohol) as part of their education compliance. The E-CHUG is an individualized personal assessment program providing feedback related to the student's drinking behavior.

Choices:

Students may also be referred to a group educational and intervention program called Choices Alcohol Education Program: which is a brief alcohol abuse prevention and harm reduction program which consists of one group session.

  1. Choices: (90 minute session) addresses the student's drinking behavior as it relates to perceived drinking patterns and presents facts about drinking and possible associated risks of alcohol use. Additionally students learn possible strategies to reduce the risk of their alcohol consumption along with alcohol self monitoring techniques. Students must have the signature of the Choices.
  2. SCC will notify the referring office with signed release of information from the student authorizing such disclosure.

2nd LCSC alcohol policy violation:

Students receiving a second alcohol policy violation will meet with the Director of Residence Life if the infraction occurred in an LCSC owned residential facility and or the Vice President for Student Affairs and may be referred to one of the alcohol education and intervention services outlined below.

When appropriate, students will be referred to SCC to schedule for the BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) program.

BASICS consists of three components which include:

  1. Session 1 of BASICS with SCC counselor.
  2. Completion of the E-CHUG (Electronic Check-Up to Go for Alcohol) and provision of verification completion to the SCC counselor.
  3. A follow up Session with a BASICS counselor.

The first session of BASICS involves collecting personal information about the student, such as drinking history and the drinking incident leading to the current situation. Problems the person has experienced because of alcohol use, current and past alcohol use, patterns of use (if any) and risky behavior that results from their alcohol consumption are identified at this time. Also, students learn to self monitor their alcohol use and leave this session, knowing how to monitor their own alcohol use.

After session one of BASICS the student will reschedule for session two, about 10-14 days after session one.

Students will then access the LCSC E-CHUG.

The student must bring their “Personal Individualized Feedback” results which can be generated after they complete their E-CHUG to the second session of BASICS.

Session two of BASICS consists of discussing the student’s E-CHUG results, their self-monitoring activities over the past two weeks and alcohol facts and ways they might reduce alcohol related risky behavior.

SCC will notify the referring office with signed release of information from the student authorizing such disclosure.

Subsequent Alcohol Violations:

Students receiving a third or more violation related to the alcohol policy will meet with the Director of Residence Life if the infraction occurred in an LCSC owned residential facility and or the Vice President for Student Affairs and will be referred to the Student Counseling Center for a substance abuse assessment. Students may also be required to participate in one or more of the above mentioned programs as part of the resolution process. Students, in some cases may also be referred to other community alcohol and/or drug detox, treatment or other necessary resources as a condition of their adjudication. SCC will notify the referring office with signed release of information from the student authorizing such disclosure.

LCSC Drug Abuse policy violation:

Students found in violation of the LCSC drug abuse policy will meet with the Director of Residence Life if the infraction occurred in an LCSC owned residential facility and or the Vice President for Student Affairs and will be referred to the Student Counseling Center for a Substance Abuse assessment. Students may also be required to participate in one or more of the above mentioned programs or other counseling programs as determined by the SCC counselor in order to address their needs and to meet the requirements of the violation resolution process. Students, in some cases, may also be referred to other community alcohol and/or drug detox, treatment or other necessary resources as a condition of their violation adjudication.

SCC will notify the referring office with signed release of information from the student authorizing such disclosure.


Note: Students referred to a Substance Abuse program as outlined above will be assessed a $25 fee to help cover the costs of these services and is to be paid to controller’s office prior to the first Choices/BASICS or Substance Abuse Assessment session.


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