Northwest College

Policies and Procedures

Alcohol & Drug Policies

Alcohol Policy

Northwest College is an alcohol-free campus.

Regardless of age, you are in violation of Northwest College’s alcohol policy:

  • if you are on college property and found in the immediate area where alcohol is present, whether consuming it or not.
  • if you are on college property and under the influence of alcohol and/or exhibiting intoxicated behavior.
  • if you are on college property and have alcohol in your possession.

It is a violation of Northwest College’s alcohol policy if you are at an off-campus, college-sponsored event, while under the legal drinking age and:

—in possession of alcohol.
—under the influence and/or exhibiting intoxicated behavior.

In order to be consistent with our policy on alcohol and education, the following is the minimum sanction that will occur for alcohol violations on campus or at college sponsored functions or trips.

Policies & Procedures

First Violation: Students may be issued a letter of warning that they are in jeopardy of losing certain campus privileges. Students may also be required to attend a mandatory alcohol education program facilitated by the College. The letter of warning may provide information regarding scheduling the individualized program. The cost of the program is $100.00 and you may have thirty (30) days** to complete the program. Failure to schedule and complete the program may result in an additional $100.00 charge assessed to your student account. Please see the Residence Hall Guide and Owner’s manual for Residence Hall sanctions. Failure to complete these sanctions may result in further disciplinary action.

Second Violation: The student may be placed on Disciplinary Probation. The student may also be suspended or prohibited from participating in or attending college sponsored events/activities, or restricted from entering designated buildings on campus. Students may also be required to attend a mandatory alcohol education program facilitated by the College. The cost of the program is $150.00 and you may have thirty (30) days** to complete the program. Failure to schedule and complete the program may result in an additional $150.00 charge assessed to your student account. The student may also be required to complete a four (4) hour Community Restitution Project and may receive a letter providing the date and time of this project. Please refer to the Residence Hall Guide and Owner’s Manual for Residence Hall sanctions. Failure to complete these sanctions may result in further disciplinary action.

Third Violation: The student may be placed on Disciplinary Suspension, prohibited from participating in or attending college sponsored events/activities, or restricted from entering designated buildings on campus. Students may also be required to attend a mandatory alcohol education program facilitated by the College. The cost of the program is $200.00 and you may have thirty (30) days** to complete the program. Failure to schedule and complete the program may result in an additional $200.00 charge assessed to your student account. The student may also be required to complete a four (4) hour Community Restitution Project and may receive a letter providing the date and time of this project. Please refer to the Residence Hall Guide and Owner’s Manual for Residence Hall sanctions. Failure to complete these sanctions may result in further disciplinary action.

** Northwest College reserves the right, at its discretion, to alter or amend the thirty (30) day time period to complete the mandatory alcohol education program.

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Contact

Gerald Giraud
Gerald.Giraud@nwc.edu
Vice President for Academic Affairs; Interim Vice President for Student Affairs
307-754-6235