The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities will often meet with students regarding alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct related to drug or alcohol use.
Alcohol & Drug Violations
The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities will often meet with students regarding alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct related to drug or alcohol use. During these meetings we will determine if a student violated the West Virginia University alcohol and drug policies as defined in Section 6.2 of the Code of Student Conduct. Our staff members will also aim to be educational and developmental, in instances where a student is involved in an alcohol or drug related incident.
First Time Alcohol and Other Drugs Program (AOD Program)
With an understanding that all students may not be informed about alcohol or drug policies or effects of the consumption of alcohol and other drugs, the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities and University partners developed the First Time Alcohol or Other Drugs Program or First Time AOD Program. This informal process is designed to eliminate the behavior, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects while acknowledging the University's educational mission.
If students choose to participate in this informal process, they will be assigned
educational sanctions, and if completed by the deadline, their violation will be
considered resolved and will not constitute a disciplinary record.
Other Alcohol or Drug Related Education/Resources
WELLWVU Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Prevention Programs aim to increase students’ knowledge of protective factors to keep them safe while drinking & decrease the negative consequences associated with alcohol misuse.
- See the West Virginia Alcohol and Drug Overdose Prevention and Clemency Act, W. Va. Code §§ 16-47-1 to -6 to learn how medical amnesty relates to any criminal prosecution.