LETU Drug and Alcohol Policy

Alcoholic Beverages

The possession, sale or the furnishing of alcohol on the University campus is prohibited by University rules and standards. There are no premises, licensed by the State of Texas to receive, sell or store alcoholic beverages. Laws regarding the possession, sale, consumption or furnishing of alcohol are proffered and monitored by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC). The enforcement of alcohol laws on-campus is the primary responsibility of the University Police Department. The LeTourneau University campus has been designated “drug free,” and under no circumstance is the consumption, possession, or transfer of alcohol permitted. The possession, sale, manufacture or distribution of any controlled substance is illegal under both state and federal laws. Such laws are strictly enforced by the University Police Department.

Violators are subject to University disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine and/or imprisonment. It is unlawful to sell, furnish or provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21. The possession of alcohol by anyone under 21 years of age is illegal. It is also a violation of the University Alcohol Policy for anyone to consume or possess alcohol in any public or private area of campus.  Individuals, organizations or groups violating alcohol/substance policies or laws may be subject to sanctions by the University as well as prosecution under applicable laws.

Illegal Drugs

The LeTourneau University campus has been designated “drug free.” The possession, sale, manufacture or distribution of any controlled substance is illegal under both state and federal laws. Such laws are strictly enforced by the University Police Department. Violators are subject to University disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine and/or imprisonment as prescribed by law.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information

PREVENTION PROGRAMS

Treatment Support

LeTourneau University employs professional counselor in order to make counseling services available to the campus community. The University has a working agreement with off-campus counseling facilities to assist in the treatment process. Counseling done in the above centers is on a confidential basis.
The University has three primary components of the alcohol and drug abuse program:

  • Assessment: The student or employee will be assessed to determine extent of the problem with alcohol or other drugs, which may range from careless misuse to abuse to addiction.
  • Intervention: By working with friends, family, faculty, and staff, the University can reach out to people in trouble and provide them access to appropriate help.
  • Short-term Counseling: As appropriate, counseling is provided to students or employees who can benefit from a maximum of five therapy sessions.
 

College Disciplinary Actions
When the University regulations regarding alcohol and drugs are violated, LeTourneau University will impose, at a minimum, the following sanctions.

Students

Alcohol:

  • Appropriate sanctions will be assessed in which students may be subject to Disciplinary Probation, Disciplinary Suspension and/or Dismissal. Violations may also require the notification of the student’s parents.
  • Additional sanctions may be imposed as appropriate, depending on circumstances.

Drugs:

  • The student will be automatically referred to the Vice President for Student Affairs.
  • Appropriate sanctions will be assessed in which students may be subject to Disciplinary Probation, Disciplinary Suspension and/or Dismissal. Violations also require the notification of the student’s parents and appropriate law enforcement authorities.
  • University sanctions are imposed in addition to any actions taken in criminal prosecution by local state or federal authorities.
 

Employees

Alcohol/Drugs:

  • The employee will be automatically referred to the appropriate Cabinet Level Administrator.
  • Appropriate sanctions will be assessed in which employees are subject to “progressive discipline” or “discharge for cause” as outlined in the Faculty-Staff Handbook.
  • Additional sanctions may be imposed as appropriate, depending on circumstances. University-imposed sanctions are besides any legal actions taken by local, state or federal authorities.  A violation of any law regarding alcohol is also a violation of the University’s Student Code of Conduct and will be treated as a separate disciplinary matter by the University.
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