Article 1, Part 3 – Student Discipline

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§ 1-305 Policy on Drugs

  1. The university seeks to inform all students about drugs and their effects. To this end, it is the policy on this campus to provide educational programs and counseling to drug users and those affected by the drug use of others, to discourage illicit drug use, to eliminate dealing in or providing of illegal drugs, and to uphold the law in these matters. Various local agencies on campus can provide help. These include the Counseling Center, Student Services Building, 610 East John Street, Champaign, IL 61820, (217) 333-3704, and the Health Education Department, Drug and Alcohol Educator, McKinley Health Center, 1109 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana IL 61801, (217) 333-2816.
  2. Violations of the university’s policy on drugs by a university student raises the question of a student’s fitness to continue at the University of Illinois.
  3. Drugs include controlled substances, alcohol, and substances that may be detrimental to health, even though not subject to state and federal laws.
  4. The illegal possession or use of drugs or drug paraphernalia is prohibited. Although the possession and use of cannabis is allowed under Illinois state law in some circumstances, pursuant to federal law, the university prohibits the possession, use, and storage of cannabis for any purpose by students on university property and at university-sponsored events. All students are expected to observe the cannabis laws of the State of Illinois. (See § 1-201.) Under the cannabis laws of the State of Illinois and specifically, this rule:
    1. Possession or consumption of cannabis by students under 21 years of age is prohibited.
    2. Possession or use on university property by students of any age is prohibited.
  5. The illegal distribution, sale, making or manufacture of drugs is prohibited.
  6. Drug use resulting in incapacitation that requires transportation to the hospital by emergency medical personnel, or refusal to accept such transportation when it is recommended by emergency medical personnel, can trigger a mandatory assessment (see § 2-102).