Student Handbook

Actions and Sanctions for Violations of Skidmore College's Policy on Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD)

Range of Possible Actions and Sanctions

Level I | Level II | Level III | Level IV | Level V

Corresponding Point System


Students will meet with a College Administrator to determine responsibility and to assign sanctions as appropriate

Level I Violations

1st Offense

2nd Offense

3rd Offense

  • Parental notification

  • $25 Fine

  • Educational sanction e.g. BASICS (at student's expense)
  • Parental notification

  • $75 fine

  • One point

  • Educational sanction e.g. BASICS (at student's expense)
  • Parental notification

  • $150 fine

  • Educational sanction e.g. BASICS (at the student's expense)

  • A 4th level I violation will be referred to the Student Conduct process e.g. Integrity Board, Administrative Hearing Board, etc.

  • Two points

 
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Level II Violations

 

1st Offense

2nd Offense

3rd Offense

  • Parental notification

  • $100 fine

  • Educational sanction e.g. BASICS (at student's expense)

  • Apartment event requests may be rescinded for all apartment residents for a specified period of time

  • Two points

  • Parental notification

  • $200 fine

  • Alcohol and/or drug assessment by certified provider and recommended treatment (at student's expense)

  • Apartments with a second violation: All residents of apartment may be held accountable and sanctioned as a 2nd offense

  • Three points

  • Parental notification

  • Referral to the Student Conduct process e.g. Integrity Board, Administrative Hearing Board, etc. Sanctions may include removal from campus residence, suspension, or dismissal from college.

  • Four points

 
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Level III Violations

1st Offense

2nd Offense

3rd Offense

  • Parental notification

  • $200 fine

  • Educational sanction e.g. BASICS (at student's expense)

  • Alcohol and/or drug assessment by certified provider and recommended treatment (at student's expense)

  • Apartment event requests may be rescinded for all apartment residents for a specified period of time

  • Three points

  • Parental notification

  • $400 fine

  • Alcohol and/or drug assessment by certified provider and recommended treatment (at student's expense)

  • Apartments with a second violation: All residents of apartment may be held accountable and sanctioned as a 2nd offense

  • Four points

  • Parental notification

  • Referral to the Student Conduct process e.g. Integrity Board, Administrative Hearing Board, etc. Sanctions may include removal from campus residence, suspension, or dismissal from college.

  • Five points

 
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Level IV Violations

Any Offense

  • Parental notification

  • $500 fine

  • Police notification (at the Dean of Student Affairs' or a designee's discretion)

  • Educational sanction e.g. BASICS (at student's expense)

  • Alcohol and/or drug assessment by certified provider and recommended treatment (at student's expense)

  • Referral to the Student Conduct process e.g. Integrity Board, Administrative Hearing Board, etc. Sanctions may include removal from campus residence, suspension, or dismissal from college.

  • Four points

 
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Level V Violations

Any Offense

  • Parental notification

  • $500 fine

  • Police notification (at the Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs ' or a designee's at the Dean of Student Affairs' or a designee's discretion)

  • Educational sanction e.g. BASICS (at student's expense)

  • Alcohol and/or drug assessment by certified provider and recommended treatment (at student's expense)

  • Referral to Student Conduct process e.g. Integrity Board, Administrative Hearing Board, etc.; sanctions may include removal from campus residence, suspension, or dismissal from college

  • Five points
 
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Corresponding Point System to the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy Grid

Under the Alcohol and Other Drug policy all students found in violation of an alcohol or drug offense will be assigned “points” respectively. A college administrator will meet with the student who violated the College policy; the administrator will assign points at that time. “Points” are assigned to a student based on the severity of the violation. Repeat violations and higher level violations will result in a greater number of “points” being assigned.

Points are cumulative. In addition to the possible “Range of Actions and Sanctions” listed in the Alcohol and Other Drug Grid, if a student accumulates 10 or more points during their time at Skidmore College, the student will be recommended for suspension from the College.

Additional points may be assigned based on actions and behaviors linked to the initial violation. These additional “points” are assigned at the discretion of the college administrator and/or respective conduct board. Students may be assigned additional “points” on each of listed violations that apply to the violation.

The College requires students to request emergency medical assistance for someone who may be suffering from alcohol poisoning. An EMT from Campus Safety or local emergency medical response will respond and evaluate the student. If medical assistance is deemed necessary, the College requires for the student to be transported to the hospital for medical attention. Symptoms of alcohol poisoning can include unconsciousness or unresponsiveness, slow breathing, vomiting, and cold or pale skin.

 

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