Drug Policy

Drugs other than those prescribed by a licensed physician for legitimate medical purposes may not be manufactured, distributed, dispensed, possessed, used, stored, sold or solicited on University property or at any University function or activity controlled or sponsored by the University.

Drug paraphernalia, including hookahs, is prohibited. 

Violations of the University's drug policy or of State or Federal law are likely to result in disciplinary action and/or criminal charges. Any student found to be in possession of any drug declared illegal under the provisions of Title 18, Vermont State Statutes Annotated, Chapter 84, or in possession of any associated paraphernalia will be subject to a disciplinary hearing.

Violations

Violations of these policies may result in a monetary sanction, restitution hours, participation in an alcohol or other drug education program or any combination of the three. In addition, serious or repeated incidents may result in eviction, probation, suspension or dismissal. Other sanctions are possible as well. Violations of criminal law may be referred to and prosecuted by outside authorities.

Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Per Federal Financial Aid Regulations 34 CFR 668.40, HEAO Sec. 488(g), amended HEA Sec. 485 (20 U.S. C. 1092), HEA Sec. 485(k), amendment HEOA effective August 14, 2008.

In compliance with the above regulation, this statement serves as notice that a student who has a drug conviction for any offense, during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV HEA program funds (Federal Pell, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, Federal

Work-Study, Federal Perkins loan, Federal Stafford Loans, Federal PLUS loans, Federal Grad PLUS Loans) under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV program funds (see above listing of program funds).