Fines & Sanctions: Alcohol and Other Drugs

Resources

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University Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy 

 


These are recommended minimum sanctions for alcohol and other 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 summary 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 "Resources" above.

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


Alcohol Violations, Personal

Violation: Underage possession and/or consumption of alcohol

1st Offense

  • Reprimand

  • HOPE alcohol workshop or ADAP assessment

  • Reflection paper

  • Parental notification as appropriate

 

2nd Offense

  • Disciplinary Probation (1 semester minimum)
  • ADAP assessment

  • $100 fine

  • Parental notification as appropriate

 

3rd Offense

  • Disciplinary Suspension (1 semester minimum)
  • ADAP assessment upon return from suspension

  • $200 fine

  • Parental notification as appropriate

 

4th Offense

  • Disciplinary Expulsion

Other Drug Violations, Personal

Violation: Possession and/or use of drugs, controlled substances, and/or paraphernalia

 

1st Offense

  • Reprimand
  • ADAP assessment
  • Parental notification as appropriate

 

2nd Offense

  • Reprimand
  • Disciplinary Probation (1 academic year minimum, including summers)
  • ADAP assessment
  • Removal from University housing (for arrest)
  • $100 fine
  • Parental notification as appropriate

 

3rd Offense

  • Disciplinary Suspension (1 academic year minimum, including summers)
  • ADAP assessment
  • $200 fine
  • Parental notification as appropriate

 

4th Offense

  • Disciplinary Expulsion

Alcohol Violations, Distribution

Violation: Prohibited distribution and/or sale of alcohol

 

1st Offense

  • Disciplinary Probation (1 semester minimum)
  • ADAP assessment
  • $150 fine
  • Parental notification as appropriate

 

2nd Offense

  • Disciplinary Probation (1 academic year minimum, including summers)
  • ADAP assessment
  • $200 fine
  • Parental notification as appropriate

 

3rd Offense

  • Disciplinary Suspension (1 academic year minimum, including summers)
  • ADAP assessment upon return from suspension
  • $250 fine
  • Parental notification as appropriate

 

4th Offense

  • Disciplinary Expulsion

Other Drug Violations, Distribution

Violation: Distribution and/or sale of drugs or controlled substances

 

1st Offense

  • Disciplinary Suspension (1 academic year minimum, including summers)
  • ADAP assessment upon return from suspension
  • $200 fine
  • Parental notification as appropriate

 

2nd Offense

  • Disciplinary suspension (2 academic years minimum, including summers)
  • ADAP assessment upon return from suspension
  • $300 fine
  • Parental notification as appropriate

 

3rd Offense

  • Disciplinary Expulsion