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These are recommended minimum sanctions for alcohol/drug offenses for students at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Sanctions may be increased based on the nature/severity of the behavior and /or the previous disciplinary history of the student and may be modified by the conduct officer or hearing body if adequate mitigating or aggravating factors are present.

Please note, this captures the more common alcohol and other drug offenses, but not all possible offenses. For a full list of alcohol- and drug-related policies, please see the Quick Links at right.

The violations listed below are based on the University Code of Student Conduct and the Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy for Students.

Alcohol Fines & Sanctions

1st Offense

Personal

  • Offense — Underage possession/consumption of alcohol
  • Sanction
    • Reprimand
    • Educational program or intervention and follow-up
    • Parental notification as appropriate

Distribution

  • Offense — Prohibited distribution/sale of alcohol
  • Sanction
    • $150 Fine
    • Disciplinary probation (one semester minimum)
    • Educational program or intervention and follow-up
    • Parental notification as appropriate

2nd Offense

Personal

  • Offense — Underage possession/consumption of alcohol
  • Sanction
    • Disciplinary Probation (one semester minimum)
    • $100.00 Fine
    • Educational program or intervention and follow-up
    • Parental notification as appropriate

Distribution

  • Offense — Prohibited distribution/sale of alcohol
  • Sanction
    • Disciplinary probation (two semester minimum, excluding summers)
    • $200.00 Fine
    • Educational Program and follow up
    • Parental notification as appropriate

3rd Offense

Personal

  • Offense — Underage possession/consumption of alcohol
  • Sanction
    • Disciplinary Suspension (one semester minimum)
    • $200.00 Fine
    • Intervention and assessment
    • Parental notification as appropriate

Distribution

  • Offense — Prohibited distribution/sale of alcohol
  • Sanction
    • Disciplinary Suspension (two semester minimum, excluding summers)
    • $250.00 Fine
    • Intervention and assessment upon return
    • Parental notification as appropriate

4th Offense

Personal

  • Offense — Underage possession/consumption of alcohol
  • Sanction
    • Disciplinary Expulsion

Distribution

  • Offense — Prohibited distribution/sale of alcohol
  • Sanction
    • Disciplinary Expulsion

Drugs & Controlled Dangerous Substances Fines & Sanctions

1st Offense

Personal

  • Offense — Unlawful possession or use of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) or paraphernalia
  • Sanction
    • Reprimand
    • Educational Program and Intervention with follow-up
    • Possible immediate removal from Residence Halls (for possession arrest)
    • Parental notification as appropriate

Distribution

  • Offense — Distribution/sale of CDS and/or other drugs
  • Sanction
    • Disciplinary Suspension (two semester minimum, excluding summers)
    • $200.00 Fine
    • Intervention and assessment upon return
    • Parental notification as appropriate

2nd Offense

Personal

  • Offense — Unlawful possession or use of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) or paraphernalia
  • Sanction
    • Disciplinary Probation (two semester minimum, excluding summers.)
    • $100.00 Fine
    • Possible immediate removal from Residence Halls (for possession arrest)
    • Educational program or intervention and follow-up
    • Parental notification as appropriate

Distribution

  • Offense — Distribution/sale of CDS and/or other drugs
  • Sanction
    • Disciplinary Suspension (four semester minimum, excluding summers)
    • $300.00 Fine
    • Intervention and assessment upon return
    • Parental notification as appropriate

3rd Offense

Personal

  • Offense — Unlawful possession or use of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) or paraphernalia
  • Sanction
    • Disciplinary Suspension (two semester minimum, excluding summers)
    • $200.00 Fine
    • Intervention session(s) and assessment upon return
    • Parental notification as appropriate

Distribution

  • Offense — Distribution/sale of CDS and/or other drugs
  • Sanction
    • Disciplinary Expulsion

4th Offense

Personal

  • Offense — Unlawful possession or use of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) or paraphernalia
  • Sanction
    • Disciplinary Expulsion

Distribution

  • Offense — Distribution/sale of CDS and/or other drugs
  • Sanction
    • Disciplinary Expulsion