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All of the following are violations of the College’s Alcohol and Other Drugs policy: 

  • Behavior that is considered disruptive; inappropriate; harmful to self or others in any way; or behavior that leads to medical consequences or police reports while under the influence of alcohol
  • Using alcohol paraphernalia such as kegs and other common containers along with beer “bongs” and funnels on campus or at College-sponsored events off campus
  • Participating in drinking games of any type
  • Possession, use, and/or distribution of illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia (purchased or homemade), other controlled substances or illegal sale/distribution of prescription medication by any member of the Guilford community
  •  Examples of prohibited and illegal items include, but are not limited to, any amount of an illicit drug (including seeds), bongs, pot pipes (bowls), scales (electronic and hand-held), blow tubes, etc. 
  • Public consumption or possession of alcohol in communal or open access areas such as hallways, woods or lake areas, balconies, the Bryan Quad, basements, bathrooms, lounges, campus grounds, administrative or classroom buildings 
  • Purchasing alcohol with organizational funds derived from or held by the College 
  • Consumption or possession of alcohol by a student under the age of 21; supplying alcohol to a student under the age of 21; or the presence of empty alcohol containers (bottles, boxes, caps, etc.) in the living space of a student under the age of 21

​​​​Disciplinary Sanctions

Guilford College traditional students found to be in violation of the College’s AOD policies are referred to the Counseling Center for assessment and brief intervention. The referral may come from Residence Hall Community Directors or from the Office of the Dean of Students. Students referred to the Counseling Center because of alcohol and other drug violations must schedule an initial 30-minute appointment by calling the front desk at 336.316.2163 or by emailing counselingcenter@guilford.edu.

Guilford College uses a point system as one of the sanctions for violations of policies. Students who violate policies are assigned points ranging from 1-10, with a cap of 10 points. Multiple violations will result in multiple points being assigned for any given case. Students who accumulate more than 10 points are subject to suspension or dismissal from the College. 

Alcohol and drug violations range in points depending on the violation that occurred (see chart below). 
 


Violation
 
Points


Behavior that is considered disruptive; inappropriate; harmful to self or others in any way; or behavior that leads to medical consequences or police reports while under the influence of alcohol

1-3

Using alcohol paraphernalia such as kegs and other common containers along with beer “bongs” and funnels on campus or at College-sponsored events off campus

1

Participating in drinking games of any type

1-2

Possession and/or use of  illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia (purchased or homemade), or other controlled substances

1st violation:

2-6

2

Possession of paraphernalia ONLY Possession/use of substance and paraphernalia 

2nd violation: Possession of paraphernalia and/or substance 

Students who are found responsible for a second drug violation in the same academic year (Fall to Spring or Spring to Fall) may be suspended regardless of the points for that semester because of the prior record.

2-4

5-6

 

 

Dealing and/or distribution of illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia (purchased or homemade), other controlled substances or illegal sale/distribution of prescription medication 

The College reserves the right to notify appropriate authorities for any level of drug violation that involves a violation of local, state, or federal laws.


10 (suspension or dismissal)

Public consumption or possession of alcohol in communal or open access areas such as hallways, woods or lake areas, balconies, the Bryan Quad, basements, bathrooms, lounges, campus grounds, administrative or classroom buildings

1

Purchasing alcohol with organizational funds derived from or held by the College

2

Consumption or possession of alcohol by a student under the age of 21; supplying alcohol to a student under the age of 21; or the presence of empty alcohol containers (bottles, boxes, caps, etc.) in the living space of a student under the age of 21

1-2

 

Furthermore, sanctions include, but are not limited too, the following: 

  • 1-3 cumulative points - Email will be sent letting the student know they were documented, found responsible and any or all of the following sanctions have been applied to their record: appropriate points, fines associated with the violation(s), coach notification, and parental notification. For alcohol and drug violations, sanctions also include educational sanctions such as the BASICS and/or AlcoholEdu plus a $75 fee charged to student account for those courses. 
  • 4-6 cumulative points - Students will be scheduled for a student conduct hearing with any or all of the following sanctions applied: appropriate points, fines associated with the violation(s), coach notification, parental notification, and/or 5 hours of community engagement. For alcohol and drug violations, sanctions also include educational sanctions such as the BASICS and/or AlcoholEdu plus a $75 fee charged to student account for those courses. 
  • 7-9 cumulative points - Students will be scheduled for a student conduct hearing with any or all of the following sanctions applied: appropriate points, any fines associated with the violation(s), coach notification, parental notification, 10 hours of community engagement, behavioral contract, possible revocation of athletic team membership, and/or study abroad opportunities. For alcohol and drug violations, sanctions also include educational sanctions such as the BASICS and/or AlcoholEdu plus a $75 fee charged to student account for those courses. 
  • 10 cumulative points -  Students will be scheduled for a conduct hearing and sanctioning will be suspension or dismissal.