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.
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.
Specific serious health risks are associated with the use of alcohol and illicit drugs. Some of the major risks are listed below. For more information, contact the LeTourneau University Counseling Center.
Alcohol and Other Depressants (barbiturates, sedatives, and tranquilizers)
Addiction, accidents as a result of impaired ability and judgment, alcohol poisoning, overdose when used with other depressants, damage to a developing fetus, heart and liver damage.
Impair short-term memory, thinking, and physical coordination. Can cause panic reaction and increase the risk of lung cancer and emphysema. Can interfere with judgment, attention span, concentration, and overall intellectual performance. Impairs driving ability. May cause psychological dependence and compromise the immune system.
Addiction, cardiovascular system damage including heart attack, brain damage, seizures, lung damage, severe depression, paranoia, psychosis. Similar risks are associated with other stimulants, such as speed and uppers.
Tobacco smoke contains thousands of chemical compounds, many of which are known to cause cancer. Nicotine, which is a central nervous system stimulant, produces an increase in heart and respiration rates, blood pressure, adrenaline production and metabolism. People can rapidly become physically and psychologically dependent on tobacco. Compromises the immune system.
Inhalants are a diverse group of chemicals that easily evaporate and can cause intoxication when their vapors are inhaled. Most inhalants are central nervous system depressants. Use of these drugs slows down many body functions. High does can cause severe breathing failure and sudden death. Chronic abuse of some of these chemicals can lead to irreversible liver damage and other health problems.
Prescription Drug Abuse
Adverse reactions, dependency, withdrawal, and overdose.
College Disciplinary Actions
When the University regulations regarding alcohol and drugs are violated, LeTourneau University will impose, at a minimum, the following sanctions.