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Adelphi University Policies, Rules, and Standards Regarding Illicit Drugs and Alcohol


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Adelphi University’s mission, in compliance with Title V of the Drug-Free Workplace Act (1988) and the Drug-Free Schools and Community Act (1989), is to provide quality education for students and to prepare them for a productive and civilized life. Adelphi realizes the importance of a drug-free campus to the success of this mission and is strongly committed to the prevention of substance abuse.

To maintain an atmosphere conducive to this mission, the following policies, rules, and standards have been implemented. They apply to all students, employees and their organizations, and are in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.


General Policies

  1. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of illicit drugs and alcohol anywhere on Adelphi’s campuses or as part of any Adelphi University activity is prohibited.
     
  2. Students and others who have demonstrated a repeated abuse of alcohol will be referred to appropriate counseling services.
     
  3. Disruptive or inappropriate behavior caused by drugs or alcohol use will not be tolerated. Violators are subject to removal from campus and disciplinary action.
     
  4. All members of the Adelphi community must abide by the terms of this policy.
     
  5. Violations of the policies, rules, and standards adopted by the University concerning substance abuse should be reported to the Office of Human Resources when the violation involves an employee. The Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Labor Relations or a designated representative will be assigned to process reports (as defined in the Drug Free Workplace Act) regarding convictions of employees. Student-related reports should be made to the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs. Convictions of anyone employed on a federal grant program must be reported to the Provost’s Office so that a report can be made to the federal government within ten days after conviction.
     
  6. Any member of the Adelphi community found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, which may range from referral for counseling, disciplinary probation, loss of University housing, suspension, or dismissal from the University or employment, based on the merits of the case.
     
  7. Any student or employee convicted under federal, state or local law applicable to the policy stated above (#1) must report said conviction within five days. Students report to the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs; employees report to the Office of Human Resources.

Rules Governing the Use of Alcohol

  1. Alcoholic beverages will not be permitted under any circumstances anywhere in the residence halls, including student rooms. Students who bring alcoholic beverages into the residence halls or rooms will be subject to strict disciplinary action.
     
  2. Alcoholic beverages may be provided only through the University in licensed premises, including the Ruth S. Harley University Center and Alumni House. No other alcoholic beverages may be brought onto campus or served.
    1. Licensed premises must operate within the rules, regulations, and statutory requirements of federal, state and local governments.
       
    2. Drinking contests of any kind are strictly prohibited.
       
    3. When alcoholic beverages are provided on campus, food and nonalcoholic beverages must also be made available.
       
    4. Advertisements for student events should be commensurate with the educational mission of the University. Emphasis on alcohol terminology will not be permitted in advertisements.
       
  3. The possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages outdoors is restricted by Village of Garden City Ordinance.
     
  4. Solicitation and publication of alcohol-related advertisements in University publications and media is prohibited.

Sanctions for Violation of these Policies, Rules, and Standards

Students charged with violations of this policy shall be referred to the Student Judicial Officer (or in some cases to the student’s Residence Hall Director, if the student is a resident) for adjudication under provisions of the Student Judicial Policy.

Outcomes of judicial proceedings may result in the following determinations:

  1. Dismissal of charges
     
  2. Student found responsible and sanctions imposed

Depending on the merits of the case, possible sanctions may include:

  1. Referral for substance abuse assessment, counseling, and/or treatment
     
  2. Community service and/or educational sanction (which may include the mandatory completion of an educational program for which a fee is charged to the student)
     
  3. Restitution
     
  4. Probation
     
  5. Loss of privilege(s)
     
  6. Loss of University housing
     
  7. Suspension from the University
     
  8. Expulsion from the University In addition to University sanctions, the President of the University or a designated representative may refer the students to appropriate governmental authorities when the student’s activity is in clear violation of federal, state, or local laws.

Employees suspected of violating these policies, rules, and standards, or convicted under a federal, state, or local drug or alcohol statute, shall be subject to review in accordance with Human Resources policies and in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws. Such a review may result in the following findings:

  1. Dismissal of charges
     
  2. Official warning or other appropriate discipline/action
     
  3. Institution of proceedings in accordance with the applicable University Human Resources policies, which may lead to suspension and/or termination of employment

For findings 2 and 3, the employee may be required to seek rehabilitation through a counseling, rehabilitation, treatment, or re-entry program approved by the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and Labor Relations or a designated representative. Failure to cooperate with the review process may result in expulsion from the campus and will result in the immediate institution of termination proceedings under the appropriate Human Resources policies. In addition to University sanctions, the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and Labor Relations or a designated representative may refer the employee to appropriate governmental authorities when the employee’s activity is in clear violation of federal, state, or local laws.

Health Risks Associated with the Use of Illicit Drugs and Alcohol

Drug

Possible Effects

Effects of Overdose

Withdrawal Syndrome

Narcotics:

Heroin
Morphine
Codeine
Hydrocodone
Hydromorphone
Oxycodone
Fentanyl and Analogs
Other Narcotics

Euphoria
Drowsiness
Respiratory
Depression
Constricted Pupils
Nausea
Slow and shallow breathing
Clammy skin
Convulsions
Coma
Possible death

 Watery eyes
Runny nose
Yawning
Loss of appetite
Irritability
Tremors
Panic
Cramps
Nausea
Chills and sweating

Depressants:

Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB)
Flunitrazepam
Methaqualone
Barbiturates
Benzodiazepines
Other Depressants

Slurred speech
Disorientation
Drunken behavior without odor of alcohol
Impaired memory of events
Shallow respiration
Clammy skin
Dilated pupils
Weak and rapid pulse
Coma
Possible death
 Anxiety
Insomnia
Tremors
Delirium
Convulsions
Possible death

Stimulant:

Cocaine
Methamphetamine
Methylphenidate
Other Stimulants

Increased alertness
Excitation, euphoria
Increased pulse and blood pressure
Insomnia
Loss of appetite
Agitation
Increased body temperature
Hallucinations
Convulsions
Possible death
 Apathy
Long periods of sleep
Irritability
Depression
Disorientation

Hallucinogens:

MDMA and Analogs
LSD
Phencyclidine and Analogs
Ketamine
Psilocybin
Mescaline and Peyote
Other Hallucinogens

Heightened senses
Teeth grinding
Dehydration
Illusions and hallucinations
Altered perception of time and distance
Euphoria
Increased body temperature
Electrolyte imbalance
Cardiac arrest
(LSD) Longer, more intense “trips”
Unable to direct movement, to feel pain, or remember
Nausea, vomiting
Psychosis
Coma, possible death
Muscle aches
Drowsiness
Depression
Unknown

Cannabis:

Marijuana
Tetrahydro cannabinol

Relaxed inhibitions
Increased appetite
Virilization
Fatigue
Paranoia
Possible psychosis
Occasional reports of insomnia
Hyperactivity
Decreased appetite
Possible depression

Steroids:

Testosterone
Nandrolone
Oxymetholone
Other Anabolic Steroids

Edema
Testicular atrophy
Gynecomastia
Acne
Aggressive behavior
Hypertension

Unknown
Methemoglobinermia
 Agitation

Inhalant:

Amyl and Butyl Nitrates
Nitrous Oxide
Other Inhalants

Headache
Impaired memory
Slurred speech
Drunken behavior
Vitamin deficiency
Organ damage
Vomiting
Respiratory depression
Loss of consciousness
Possible death
Anxiety
Insomnia
Confusion
Hallucinations
Convulsions

 

Use of Illicit Drugs and Alcohol – CSA Schedules, Dependance and Trade Names

Drug

CSA Schedule

Trade Names (Street Names)

Physical/Psychological Dependence
Heroin Substance I Diamorphine, Diacetyl-morphine (Horse, Junk, Smack, Dope, Brown Sugar, H, Brownstone) High / High
Morphine Substance II, III Ms-Contin, Roxanol, Oramorph SR, Duramorph (M, Miss Emma, Monkey) High / High
Codeine Substance I, Products III, V Fiorinal, Fiorcet, or Tylenol w/ Codeine (Schoolboy, Juice) Moderate / Moderate
Hydrocodone Substance II, Product III Hydrocodone w/ Acetaminophen, Vicodin, Vicoprofen, Tussionex, Lortab High / High
Hydromorphone Substance II Dilaudid High / High
Oxycodone Substance II Roxicet, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Endocet, Percocet, Percodan (Oxy’s, OC’s, Poor Man’s Heroin, Hillbilly Heroin) High / High
Fentanyl and Analogs Substance I Actiq, Duragesic, Sublimaze (Apache, China girl, TNT, Tango & Cash) High / High

Other Narcotics

Substance II, III, IV Demerol, Methadone, Darvon, Stadol, Talwin, Paregoric, Buprenex High-Low / High-Low
Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB) Substance I
Product III
Sodium Oxybate, Xyrem (Liquid X, Grievous Bodily Harm, Georgia Home Boy, Scoop) Moderate / Moderate
Flunitrazepam Substance IV Rohypnol (Roofies, Roofenol, Roche, Date Rape Drug) Moderate / Moderate
Methaqualone Substance I Quaalude, Sopor, Parest (Ludes) Moderate / Moderate
Barbiturates Substance II, III, IV Amytal, Nembutal, Seconal, Phenobarbital (Barbs, Reds, Tooies, Yellows) High-Moderate / High-Moderate
Benzodiazepines Substance IV Valium, Xanax, Halcion, Ativan, Klonopin, Librium (Candy, Downers, Sleeping pills) Moderate / Moderate

Other Depressants

Substance I, II, III, IV Ambien, Sonata, Meprobmate, Glutethimide, Chloral Hydrate (Noctec) Moderate / Moderate
Cocaine Substance II Cocaine hydrochloride (Coke, Snow, Crack, Blow, Rock, Powder, Candy) Possible / High
Methamphetamine Substance II Adderall, Dexedrine, Desoxyn, Biphetamine (Crank, Ice, Crystal, Meth, Speed, Black Beauties, Bennies, Uppers) Possible / High
Methylphenidate Substance II Ritalin, Concerta, Focalin, Metadate (JIF, MPH, Vitamin-R, Skippy) Possible / High
Other Stimulants Substance III, IV Adipex P, Ionamin, Prelu-2, Didrex, Provigil Possible / High
MDMA and Analogs Substance I Methylene-dioxy-methampheta-mine (Ecstasy, XTC, Adam, X, E, STP) Possible / Moderate
LSD Substance I, II Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (Acid, Microdot, Blotter, Purple Haze, Sugar) None / Unknown
Phencyclidine and Analogs Substance I, II, III (PCP, Angel Dust, Crystal, Supergrass, Ozone, Wack, Rocket Fuel) Possible / High
Ketamine Substance III Ketalar (K, Special K, Super K, Vitamin K) Possible / High
Psilocybin Substance I (Magic mushrooms, Shrooms) None / Unknown
Mescaline and Peyote Substance I (Buttons, Cactus, Mesc, Peyote) None / Unknown
Other Hallucinogens Substance I (Ayahausca, DMT, AMT, Fory) None / Unknown
Marijuana Substance I (Pot, Grass, Cheeba, Weed, Bud, Jay, Ganja, Herb, Dope, Smoke, Chronic, Reefer, Buddah, Bionic, Indo, Blunt) Unknown / Moderate
Tetrahydro cannabinol Product III

THC, Marinol

Depo testosterone, Sustanon, Sten, Cypt

Yes / Moderate

Unknown / Unknown

Testosterone Substance III ecanoate, Phenpropionate Unknown / Unknown
Nandrolone     Unknown / Unknown
Oxymetholone   Parabolan, Winstrol, Equipose, Anadrol, Dianabol, Primabolin-Depo, D-Ball, Oxandrin, Durabolin (Roids, Juice) Unknown / Yes
Other Anabolic Steroids Substance III (Pearls, Poppers, Rush, Locker Room) Unknown / Unknown
Amyl and Butyl Nitrates   (Laughing gas, Balloons, Whippets) Unknown / Low
Nitrous Oxide   Adhesives, Spray paint, Hair spray, Dry cleaning fluid, Spot remover, Lighter fluid Unknown / High
Other Inhalants      

 


Alcohol Effects

Alcohol consumption causes a number of marked changes in behavior. Even low doses significantly impair the judgment and coordination required to drive a car safely, increasing the likelihood that the driver will be involved in an accident. Low to moderate doses of alcohol also increase the incidence of a variety of aggressive acts, including spouse and child abuse. Moderate to high doses of alcohol cause marked impairments in higher mental functions, severely altering a person’s ability to learn and remember information. Very high doses cause respiratory depression and death. If combined with other depressants of the central nervous system, much lower doses of alcohol will produce the effects just described. Repeated use of alcohol can lead to dependence. Sudden cessation of alcohol intake is likely to produce withdrawal symptoms, including severe anxiety, tremors, hallucinations, and convulsions. Alcohol withdrawal can be life threatening. Long-term consumption of large quantities of alcohol, particularly when combined with poor nutrition, can also lead to permanent damage to vital organs such as the brain and the liver. Mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy may give birth to infants with fetal alcohol syndrome. These infants have irreversible physical abnormalities and mental retardation. In addition, research indicates that children of alcoholic parents are at greater risk than other youngsters of becoming alcoholics.


Counseling, Treatment, and Education Programs

The Student Counseling Center (516-877-3646), a unit of the Division of Student Affairs, has been designated as the coordinating office for all matters regarding referrals for substance abuse counseling and/or treatment programs for students. The Center for Psychological Services (516-877-4820) has been designated as the coordinating office for employees, who may be referred to the Center by the Office of Human Resources. For on-campus counseling, information about or referrals to off-campus detoxification, inpatient, and outpatient treatment programs, please contact the above offices. During each semester’s orientation program for new students, a seminar concerning the use and abuse of illicit drugs and alcohol is provided. In addition, the University’s policies, rules, and standards for maintaining a campus free of substance abuse, as well as available counseling, treatment and educational programs are reviewed. The University participates in the National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. This week features a variety of programs and activities geared to educating the campus community and reducing substance abuse. Literature and educational materials on relevant topics regarding substance use and abuse are readily available in the Student Counseling Center, Health Services, and the Office of Human Resources. The Student Counseling Center provides ongoing seminars, workshops, educational programs and outreach activities regarding substance abuse. Programs can be geared to any particular campus group or department upon request.


Legal Sanctions for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of Illicit Drugs and Alcohol

(It is not possible to exhaustively list all the applicable laws pertaining to controlled substances and alcohol. The following summary is provided as a guide. Adelphi University assumes no responsibility for changes to or errors in interpreting local, state, or federal laws.)

Federal

Please see tables on last page for federal penalties and sanctions. In addition, students convicted of possession or sale of a controlled substance face a period of one year or more of ineligibility for federal grants, loans, or work assistance.

State

New York State law has a variety of sanctions for the criminal possession or sale of controlled substances, as well as criminal possession of a hypodermic needle, criminal injection of a narcotic drug, criminally using drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of precursors of controlled substances, and criminal sale of a prescription for a controlled substance. These offenses range from a Class A Misdemeanor to a Class A Felony with penalties ranging from a fine to life imprisonment. New York State law also deals with possession and sale of marijuana. Unlawful possession of marijuana (less than 25 grams) is a violation punishable by a fine (first or second offense) or a fine and/or 15 days imprisonment (third offense). Criminal possession or sale of marijuana offenses range from a Class B Misdemeanor to a Class C Felony with penalties ranging from a fine to 15 years imprisonment. New York State regulates the use of alcohol. It is against the law for a person under 21 to possess alcohol with the intent to consume and is punishable by a fine and/or completion of an alcohol awareness program and/or community service. A person under 21 who uses a fraudulent proof of age may be fined and ordered to perform community service. If a driver’s license is so used, the license may be suspended and reinstated with restricted use. Procuring for or giving or selling alcoholic beverages to persons under 21 is an offense punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment. Operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs is a crime punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.

Local

It is a violation of local ordinance to possess or consume alcoholic beverages in public and is punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment.

Federal Trafficking Penalties

Drug/Schedule Quantity Penalties Quantity Penalties
Cocaine (Schedule II) 500-4999 gms mixture

First Offense: 
Not less than 5 yrs, and not more than 40 yrs. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 or more than life. Fine of not more than $2 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual.

Second Offense:
Not less than 10 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $4 million if an individual, $10 million if not an individual.

5 kgs or more mixture

First Offense:
Not less than 10 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 or more than life. Fine of not more than $4 million if an individual, $10 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: 
Not less than 20 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $8 million if an individual, $20 million if not an individual.

2 or More Prior Offenses:
Life imprisonment

Cocaine Base (Schedule II) 5-49 gms mixture 50 gms or more mixture
Fentanyl (Schedule II) 40-399 gms mixture 400 gms or more mixture
Fentanyl Analogue (Schedule I) 10-99 gms mixture 100 gms or more mixture
Heroin (Schedule I) 100-999 gms mixture 1 kg or more mixture
LSD (Schedule I) 1-9 gms mixture 10 gms or more mixture
Methamphetamine (Schedule II)

5-49 gms pure or 50-499 gms mixture

50 gms or more pure or 500 gms or more mixture

PCP (Schedule II)

10-99 gms pure or 100-999 gms mixture

100 gm or more pure or 1 kg or more mixture

Drug/Schedule Quantity Penalties
Other Schedule I & II drugs (and any drug product containing Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid) Any amount First Offense: 
Not more that 20 yrs. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 yrs, or more than Life. Fine $1 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: 
Not more than 30 yrs. If death or serious injury, not less than life. Fine $2 million if an individual, $10 million if not an individual.

Flunitrazepam (Schedule IV) 1 gm or more
Other Schedule III drugs Any amount

First Offense: 
Not more than 5 yrs. Fine not more than $250,000 if an individual, $1 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: 
Not more 10 yrs. Fine not more than $500,000 if an individual,$2 million if not an individual.

Flunitrazepam (Schedule IV) 30-999 mgs
All other Schedule IV drugs Any amount

First Offense: 
Not more than 3 yrs. Fine not more than $250,000 if an individual, $1 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: 
Not more than 6 yrs. Fine not more than $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if not an individual.

Flunitrazepam (Schedule IV) Less than 30 mgs
All Schedule V drugs Any amount First Offense: 
Not more than 1 yr. Fine not more than $100,000 if an individual, $250,000 if not an individual.

Second Offense: 
Not more than 2 yrs. Fine not more than $200,000 if an individual, $500,000 if not an individual.

 

Federal Trafficking Penalties: Marijuana

Drug Quantity First Offense Second Offense
Marijuana

1,000 kg or more mixture; or 1,000 or more plants

  • Not less than 10 yrs, not more than life
  • If death or serious injury, not less than 20 yrs, not more than life
  • Fine not more than $4 million if an individual, $10 million if other than an individual
  • Not less than 20 yrs, not more than life
  • If death or serious injury, mandatory life
  • Fine not more than $8 million if an individual, $20 million if other than an individual
Marijuana

100 kg to 999 kg mixture; or 100 to 999 plants

  • Not less than 5 yrs, not more than 40 yrs
  • If death or serous injury, not less than 20 yrs, not more than life
  • Fine not more than $2 million if an individual, $5 million if other than an individual
  • Not less than 10 yrs, not more than life
  • If death or serious injury, mandatory life
  • Fine not more than $4 million if an individual, $10 million if other than an individual
Marijuana

more than 10 kgs hashish; 50 to 99 kg mixture
more than 1 kg of hashish oil; 50 to 99 plants

  • Not more than 20 yrs
  • If death or serious injury, not less than 20 yrs, not more than life
  • Fine $1 million if an individual, $5 million if other than an individual
  • Not more than 30 yrs
  • If death or serious injury, mandatory life
  • Fine $2 million if an individual, $10 million if other than individual
Marijuana

1 to 49 plants; less than 50 kg mixture

  • Not more than 5 yrs
  • Fine not more than $250,000, if an individual, $1 million if other than individual
  • Not more than 10 yrs
  • Fine $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if other than individual
Hashish 10 kg or less
Hashish Oil 1 kg or less

 


Federal Penalties and Sanctions for Illegal Possession of a Controlled Substance

21 U.S.C. 844 (a) 1st conviction:
Up to 1 year imprisonment and fined at least $1,000 but not more than $100,000, or both. not more than $100,000, or both. After 1 prior drug conviction: At least 15 days in prison, not to exceed 2 years and fined at least $2,500 but not more than $250,000, or both.

After 2 or more prior drug convictions: At least 90 days in prison, not to exceed 3 years and fined at least $5,000 but not more than $250,000, or both. Special sentencing provision for possession of crack cocaine: 
Mandatory at least 5 years in prison, not to exceed 20 years and fined up to $250,000, or both, if:

21 U.S.C. 853 (a)(2) and 881(a)(7)
Forfeiture of personal and real property used to possess or to facilitate possession of a controlled substance if that offense is punishable by more than 1 year imprisonment (See special sentencing provisions re: crack)

21 U.S.C. 881(a)(4)
Forfeiture of vehicles, boats, aircraft or any other conveyance used to transport or conceal a controlled substance.

21 U.S.C. 844a
Civil fine of up to $10,000.

21 U.S.C. 862
Denial of federal benefits, such as student loans, grants, contracts, and professional and commercial licenses, up to 1 year for first offense, up to 5 years for second and subsequent offenses.

18 U.S.C. 922(g)
Ineligible to receive or purchase a firearm.

Miscellaneous
Revocation of certain Federal licenses and benefits, e.g., pilot licenses, public housing tenancy, etc., are vested within the authorities of individual Federal agencies.

  1. 1st conviction and the amount of crack possessed exceeds 5 grams
  2. 2nd crack conviction and the amount of crack possessed exceeds 3 grams
  3. 3rd or subsequent crack conviction and the amount of crack possessed exceeds 1 gram
 
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