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Alcohol and Drug Counseling
Students who experience difficulty with alcohol or drugs, or who have questions regarding alcohol or drugs, are encouraged to make an appointment to speak with one of the health practitioners.
Hall staff, security staff, dean of students staff, and health center staff try to identify students who may be developing problems with alcohol or drugs. One of the practitioners evaluates these students and appropriate educational and counseling programs are carried out.
Any student who fails to cooperate with the professional staff at the health center in matters related to counseling and treatment for drug and/or alcohol abuse will be subject to dismissal from the College.
Although many students are able to remain enrolled while obtaining recommended counseling, in some cases it is more appropriate for students to take medical leave in order to receive intensive inpatient counseling elsewhere.
Involvement with or dependency upon drugs or excessive or illegal use of alcohol will be viewed by the College as a health concern, as well as a disciplinary matter. In these cases, a drug and/or alcohol consultation or assessment may be required at the health center or with an off-campus specialist. In addition, in instances where a student’s name occurs repeatedly in connection with a drug or alcohol problem, even though no concrete evidence or direct witness is involved, a dean will contact the student and meet with him or her. In these instances: (1) students may be encouraged or required to undergo a drug and/or alcohol assessment; (2) a student’s parents or guardian may be notified of concerns about the student’s suspected drug or alcohol problem. In disciplinary situations and the situations of concern mentioned above, a student may be required to withdraw from the College until successful resolution of the problem is documented to the satisfaction of the College.
Health and Counseling Services