Policy: Alcohol and Other Drug Policies

UNIVERSITY POLICY: Health & Public Safety

Date Revised

August 2021

Date Effective
July 2014

Responsible University Official(s): Chancellor or Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services

Policy Owner: Dean of Students Office

Policy Contact: Dean of Students

REASON FOR POLICY

This policy outlines University of Wisconsin System policies, state, and federal laws on alcohol and drugs. It states possible outcomes for violation of these policies and laws, health risks associated with alcohol and drugs, and lists campus and community resources for alcohol and drug treatment. 

This policy is consistent with the mission of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, through the promotion of a safe and educational campus and community. Additionally, this policy supports the educational mission of the University, through its commitment to educate on the effects of alcohol and assist individuals in identifying and accessing alcohol and drug treatment.

 All employees, students, student organizations, invitees, contractors/vendors, and guests of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and its branch campus at Baraboo Sauk County and Richland are expected to comply with this policy.

 

SCOPE

This policy applies to student alcohol and drug use, including alcohol and drug use that occurs on and off University lands. The policy also applies to employees, invitees, and guests' alcohol and drug use. The policy references Wisconsin and federal laws related to alcohol and drugs.

 

BACKGROUND

Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

The U.S. Department of Education has adopted final regulations implementing the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1990. This information is a requirement of those regulations to ensure continued federal financial assistance.

The Act requires the University to provide a description, to all students and employees, of the legal sanctions under federal law and Wisconsin law, University disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed, a description of health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol, and a listing of the University's drug counseling and treatment programs.

The law is designed to make it clear that the Department of Education is serious about drug and alcohol prevention on college campuses. It is the intent of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to follow the regulations and to support the letter and the spirit of the law.

DEFINITIONS

Expulsion

Termination of student status with resultant loss of all student rights or privileges effective across the entire UW System.

Suspension

Loss of student status for a specified length of time, not to exceed two years, with resultant loss of all student rights and privileges from all University of Wisconsin schools.

University Lands

All real property owned by, leased by, or otherwise subject to the control of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.

 

POLICY STATEMENT

Standards of Conduct Concerning Illicit Drugs and Alcohol

The University of Wisconsin System and the University-Platteville prohibit the unlawful possession, use, distribution, manufacture or dispensing of illicit drugs and alcohol by students, employees, invitees, guests, and contractor/vendors on university property or as part of university activities.

General Alcohol Policies:

  1. Persons under the age of 21 are not permitted to possess or consume alcohol.
  2. Official identification (a driver's license or a state issued identification card) is required to verify that a person has attained the legal age for possessing and consuming alcohol. Identification must include a picture of the owner.
  3. No one may provide alcohol to underage persons. (Wisconsin State Chapter 125)
  4. No one may serve alcohol to any person who is bordering upon intoxication or who is obviously already intoxicated.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville and its branch campuses recognize alcohol and other drug abuse as a problem prevalent throughout society. This is a matter of concern at an academic institution because it interferes with the activities and education of students and the performance of faculty and staff. The University recognizes college students exercise personal discretion regarding alcohol and drug use. The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, consistent with its mission as a public institution of higher education, is committed to providing education about the effects of alcohol and other drugs in a wide variety of settings and formats; assisting individuals who have developed patterns of abuse to find more constructive and healthy lives; and upholding the law. In those circumstances where individuals, as a result of patterns of abuse, endanger themselves or others, the University will assist in providing professional help, may require remediation, and may examine the appropriateness of continued enrollment and/or employment. This commitment is carried out in an environment which is educational and supportive in nature and designed to bring about positive changes in behavior and attitude.

 Campus Authority:

  1. Under the authority of the UWS 18.09(1)(a) the Chancellor permits the use or possession of alcohol beverages in the following areas

a.       In on-campus student housing units on the main campus, when and where specifically designated by the Director of Residence life;

i. In The Villas apartments on the UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County campus, when and were specifically designated by Bluffstone, LLC.

b.       Event spaces and public spaces when and where specifically designated by the Director or Scheduling Authority for the space;

c.       Dining services facilities when and where specifically designated by the Director of Dining Services; and

d.       In any campus building or on any university lands when and where specifically designated and where prior authorization has been granted in writing by the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services.

  1. Individuals, as well as groups, are subject to revocation or restriction of permission to possess and consume alcohol if behavior is determined to be in violation of the alcohol policies of the University. Other disciplinary action may be taken by the appropriate university officials. Sanctions applied as the result of a finding of responsibility during a disciplinary conference.
  2. University sponsored events may be terminated by university officials if the event becomes disruptive, if the safety and security of individuals is threatened or if the alcohol policies of the University are violated.

Alcohol Service at Events

1. A completed Alcohol at Event Request form must be submitted to Event Reservations at least six (6) weeks prior to the date of the event. The Vice Chancellor for Administrative is responsible for approving or denying requests.

a.       For requests from student organizations, the Executive Director of Student Life and Development and/or the Director of the Markee Pioneer Student Center will be informed of the request and provided the opportunity to provide additional information.

2. Alcohol service at events will be limited to the sponsoring organization members and invited guests.

3. Wrist bands are required for ensuring that only persons of legal age are consuming alcohol. Arrangements must be made with Dining Services at least one (1) week prior to the event for an ID check point and wristbands. The sponsoring organization will be charged for staff labor needed to manage the ID and wrist banding process.

4. For all events where alcohol is served, the sponsoring organization must provide adequate supervision from members of the sponsoring organization. The sponsoring organization must accept responsibility for monitoring behavior and adhering to the university policy.

a.       Supervisors may be required to wear and display identification.
b.       The supervisor must be briefed as to the security provisions required by the university.
c.       There shall be one supervisor per 100 guests.
d.       The supervisor is responsible for working with event management and dining staff to ensure that: alcohol is not carried into unauthorized spaces; alcohol is not furnished to minors, property damage and inappropriate behavior does not occur.

5. The university retains the right to require additional security, at the expense of the sponsoring organization.

6. For all events where alcohol is approved:
a. Non-alcoholic beverages must be offered. The serving of appropriate food and snacks is required.
b. Unlimited consumption of alcohol for a fixed fee is not permitted and no event shall ever include any form of a "drinking contest" or forced consumption of alcohol.
c. If the event time is longer than 3 hours and/or ends after 10:00pm, alcohol beverage sales will close 60 minutes prior to the scheduled event end time.

7. The sponsoring organization must accept financial responsibility for any theft or vandalism associated with the sponsored event.

8. Any use leading to offensive behavior or disorderly conduct will result in the immediate dismissal of service to the individual(s) involved and/or to the sponsoring group.

9. Further disciplinary action may be taken if necessary (via UWS Chapter 18 or criminal action).

10. In addition, facility use privileges may be suspended for a period of time. Any repeated violation will be cause for facility use denials.

11. The ultimate right to refuse service to any individual is reserved to university departments staffing the event, with authority assigned to the on-duty staff members.

Students and Student Organizations:

  1. Alcohol is not permitted at any new member recruitment activity of a student organization, as an incentive for participating in group activities, as prizes in contests of any sort, or as the primary focus of a gathering on the campus by any campus student organization. Non-alcohol beverages and food items must be provided if alcohol is being served, and all other guidelines must be followed.
  2. On-campus advertising for social events may not include specific reference to alcohol as a part of the event. References to alcohol are prohibited in either printed word or graphic image.
  3. Social functions by student groups and organizations including residence hall groups, fraternities, clubs, and teams where alcohol is to be served must be in compliance with all city ordinances, state laws, and university policies.

UW-Platteville Buildings and Lands:

  1. Open containers of alcohol are prohibited on the grounds of UW-Platteville and its branch campuses, Memorial Park (a.k.a. picnic grounds or driving range), the "M", the University Farm, and the Smart Farm except as permitted under UWS 18.09 (1) (a). At athletic events, the sale or provision of alcoholic beverages shall adhere to the institutional guidelines permitted under UWS 18.09 (1) (a). (WIAC Handbook on the Governance of Athletics - 27.5.1).
  2. Dining Services shall be the sole administrative unit authorized to conduct the sale of alcohol within university buildings or on university lands.
  3. When alcohol is served within university buildings or on university lands, the consumption of alcohol is restricted to the serving area. No carryout sales are permitted.
  4. Whenever alcohol is to be served within university buildings or on university lands, a special identification procedure will be established if underage persons are to be in attendance at the event. This may not apply to events that are private and catered by the university staff, e.g. receptions, banquets, etc.
  5. Additional alcohol policies and procedures pertaining to residence halls can be found in the Residence Hall Handbook, for main campus residence halls, and The Villas Resident Manual for the Villas at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County.

UWS Chapter 18.09 Sections

POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA. (a) No person may use, or possess with the primary intent to use, drug paraphernalia to plant, propagate, cultivate, grow, harvest, manufacture, compound, convert, produce, process, prepare, test, analyze, pack, repack, store, contain, conceal, inject, ingest, inhale or otherwise introduce into the human body a controlled substance or controlled substance analog in violation of ch. 961, Stats. (b) In this subsection, the term “drug paraphernalia” has the meaning specified in s. 961.571 (1), Stats.; the term “controlled substance” has the meaning specified in s. 961.01 (4), Stats.; and the term “controlled substance analog” has the meaning specified in s. 961.01 (4m), Stats. (c) In determining whether an object is drug paraphernalia under this subsection, the factors listed in s. 961.572, Stats., and all other legally relevant factors, shall be considered.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA. (a) No person may intentionally use or possess marijuana on university lands, except when such use or possession is authorized under ch.961, Stats., or is permitted under s. 961.34, Stats. (b) In this subsection, the term “marijuana” has the meaning specified in s. 961.01 (14), Stats. History: CR 08−099: (1), (2) and (3) renum. from UWS 18.06 (13), (35) and (36) and am. (1) (d), cr. (title) Register August 2009 No. 644, eff. 9−1−09. 

Summary of the Health Effects of the Use and Abuse of Drugs and Alcohol

The following is a partial list of drugs, and the consequences of their use. The abuse of alcohol and the use of other drugs is detrimental to the health of the user. Further, the use of drugs and alcohol is not conducive to an academic atmosphere. Drugs impede the learning process and can cause disruption for other students and disturb their academic interests. The use of alcohol and drugs in the workplace may also impede the employee’s ability to perform in a safe and effective manner and may result in injuries to others. Early diagnosis and treatment of drug and alcohol abuse is in the best interests of the student, employee, and the university. (For additional information concerning the health risks associated with substances covered by the Controlled Substances Act, refer to the chart on pages 24-25 of the U.S. Department of Justice publication, Drugs of Abuse, 1996 edition, or visit the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.)

Alcohol

Alcohol is the most frequently abused drug on campus and in society. Alcohol is chemically classified as a mind-altering drug because it contains ethanol and has the chemical power to depress the action of the central nervous system. This depression affects motor coordination, speech and vision. In great amounts, it can affect respiration and heart rate control. Death can result when the level of blood alcohol exceeds 0.40%. Prolonged abuse of alcohol can lead to alcoholism, malnutrition and cirrhosis.

Anabolic Steroids

Concerns over a growing illicit market and prevalence of abuse combined with the possibility of long-term effects of steroid use, led Congress to place anabolic steroids into Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Although the adverse effects of large doses of multiple anabolic steroids are not well established, there is increasing evidence of serious with the abuse of these agents, including cardiovascular damage, liver damage and damage to reproductive organs. Physical side effects include elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels, severe acne, premature balding, reduced sexual function and testicular atrophy. The CSA defines anabolic steroids as any drug or hormonal substance chemically and pharmacologically related to testosterone (other than estrogens, progestins, and corticosteroids), that promotes muscle growth. Those commonly encountered on the illicit market include: boldenone (Equipoise), ethylestrenol (Maxibolin), fluoxymesterone (Halotestin), methandriol, methandrostenolone (Dianabol), methyltestosterone, nandrolone (Durabolin, Deca-Durabolin), oxandrolone (Anavar), oxymetholone (Anadrol), stanozolol (Winstrol), testosterone and trenbolone (Finajet).

Cannabis

Three drugs that come from cannabis— marijuana, hashish, and hashish oil—are currently distributed on the U.S. illicit market. These drugs are deleterious to the health and impair the short-term memory and comprehension of the user. When used, they alter the sense of time, and reduce the ability of the user to perform tasks requiring concentration and coordination. They also increase the heart rate and appetite. Motivation and cognition can be altered, making acquisition and retention of new information difficult. Long-term users may develop psychological dependence that can produce paranoia and psychosis. Because cannabis products are usually inhaled as unfiltered smoke, they are damaging to the lungs and pulmonary system.

Depressants

Depressants produce central nervous system depression. Depressants (i.e. barbiturates, benzodiazepines, glutethimide, methqualone, and meprobamate) can cause physical and psychological dependence that can lead to respiratory depression, coma and death, especially when used in concert with alcohol. Withdrawal can lead to restlessness, insomnia, convulsions and even death. Chloral hydrate, a hypnotic depressant, and alcohol constitute “Mickey Finn.”

Hallucinogens

LSD, PCP, mescaline and peyote are classified as hallucinogens. Hallucinogens interrupt the brain messages that control the intellect and keep instincts in check. Large doses can produce convulsions and coma, as well as heart and lung failure. Chronic users complain of persistent memory problems and speech difficulties for up to a year after use. Because the drug stops the brain’s pain sensors, drug experiences may result in severe self-inflicted injuries. Persistent memory problems and speech difficulties may linger.

Narcotics

The term narcotic derives from the Greek word for stupor. Narcotic use is associated with a variety of unwanted effects including drowsiness, inability to concentrate, apathy, lessened physical activity, constriction of the pupils, dilation of the subcutaneous blood vessels causing flushing of the face and neck, constipation, nausea and vomiting and, most significantly, respiratory depression. With repeated use of narcotics, tolerance and dependence develop. Users of narcotics such as heroin, codeine, morphine, and opium, are susceptible to overdose that can lead to convulsions, coma and death.

Stimulants

Cocaine is the most potent stimulant of natural origin. “Crack” is the chunk form of cocaine that is a ready-to-use freebase. These drugs stimulate the central nervous system and are extremely addictive. They can cause psychological and physical dependency which can lead to dilated pupils, increased pulse rate, elevated blood pressure, insomnia, loss of appetite, paranoia, and seizures. They can also cause death by disrupting the brain’s control of the heart and respiration. The use of amphetamines and other stimulants can have the same effect as cocaine and cause increased heart rates and blood pressure that can result in a stroke or heart failure. Symptoms include dizziness, sleeplessness, and anxiety. They can also lead to hallucinations, paranoia, psychosis, and even a physical collapse. 

Nicotine is a highly addictive stimulant, whether ingested by smoking or chewing. This drug hits the brain in six seconds and damages the lungs, decreases heart strength, and is associated with many types of cancers. The withdrawal symptoms include anxiety, progressive restlessness, irritability, and sleep disturbances.

Resources for Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Awareness, Prevention and Treatment

The University provides counseling and referral services for students dealing with alcohol and drug abuse concerns. The Office of Human Resources provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for faculty and staff. A variety of community and county resources are also available to assist individuals who need help in this area.

Students who have problems with alcohol or controlled substances are encouraged to voluntarily contact the Dean of Students Office or University Counseling Services for assistance and additional referral. Voluntary contacts with the Dean of Students Office personnel may remain confidential. The UW-Platteville Dean of Students Office is located in suite 2300 of the Markee Pioneer Student Center, and the telephone number is 608.342.1854.

Employees who have problems with alcohol or controlled substances are encouraged voluntarily to contact their Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for referral to counseling or treatment programs. The University of Wisconsin-Platteville in partnership with FEI Behavioral Health is committed to employee well-being through providing free and confidential services for employees experiencing personal or work-related problems. To determine if these services may be of help to you, please call FEI Behavioral Health at 866.274.4723 or visit FEI Behavioral Health online at feieap.com (username SOWI).

 

On-Campus Resources

For the most up to date locations and hours please review the university website

 

 UW-Platteville

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County 

UW-Platteville Richland 

Academic and Conduct Issues/Student Emergencies

Dean of Students Office
608.342.1854
deanofstudents@uwplatt.edu
2300 Markee Pioneer Student Center

Dean of Students Office
608.342.1854
deanofstudents@uwplatt.edu
TBA

Dean of Students Office
608.342.1854
deanofstudents@uwplatt.edu

403 Melvill Hall 

Medical Concerns

Student Health Services
608.342.1891
uwpshs@uwplatt.edu
200 Royce Hall 

See Community Resources 

See Community Resources 

Mental Health

University Counseling Services
608.342.1891
dalsingd@uwplatt.edu
220 Royce Hall

Campus Counseling Center
608.355.5272
TBA 

Campus Counseling Center
608.800.6909
TBA 

Personal Safety

University Police
For emergencies 911
608.312.1584
police@uwplatt.edu
134 Brigham Hall

See Community Resources 

See Community Resources 

 

Community Resources

 

 

Platteville Area 

Baraboo Area 

Richland Center Area 

Sexual Assault
Support Services

Family Advocates
800.924.2624
250 N Court, Platteville
WI 53818 

Hope House
608.356.9123
720 Ash St., Baraboo, WI
53818 

Passages Inc.
608.647.8775
1001 Parkview Dr.,
Richland Center, WI
53581 

Medical Concerns

Southwest Health
608.348.2331
1450 Eastside Road,
Platteville, WI 

SSM Health Dean Medical Group
608.355.3800
1700 Tuttle St. Baraboo,
WI 53913

Sauk Prairie Healthcare 608.643.3311
260 26th St. Prairie du Sac,
WI 53578

St. Claire Hospital
608.356.1400
707 14th St. Baraboo, WI
53913 

Richland Hospital
608.647.6321
333 East Second Street
Richland Center, WI
53581

Richland Hospital Clinic
608.647.6161
301 East Second Street
Richland Center, WI

Spring Green Medical
Center

608.588.7413
150 East Jefferson Street
Spring Green, WI 53588 

Mental Health

Family Resource Center
608.348.4060
1155 W. Elm St., Suite 120,
Platteville WI 53818

Hillcrest Family Services
Mental Health Center
563.582.0145
2005 Asbury Rd.,
Dubuque, IA 52001

Mercy Turning Point
Treatment Center

563.589.8291
Mercy Medical Center,
250 Mercy Drive, 2nd
Floor, Dubuque, IA 52001

Nelser Centre
563.582.3181
799 Main St., Suite 110
Dubuque IA 52001

Southwest Behavioral
Services

608.348.3656
1185 N. Elm St.,
Platteville, WI 53818

Unified Community
Services
608.723.6357
200 W. Alona Ln.,
Lancaster, WI 53813
608.935.2776
1122 Professional Dr.,
Dodgeville, WI 53533

Uplands Counseling Services
608.935.2838
1118 Professional Dr.,
Dodgeville, WI 53533

Pathway to Wellness
Community Clinic

608.643.3663
560 4th St. Prairie du Sac,
WI 53578

Pauquette Center
608.356.9055
1002 Lincoln Ave.
Baraboo, WI
608.643.3147
50 Prairie Avenue, Prarie
du Sac, WI 53578

The Psychology Clinic
608.370.6551
1190 Prairie St. Prairie du
Sac, WI 53578
608.448.2797
701 Ash St. Baraboo, WI
53913

Sauk County Human Services
608.355.4200
24/7 Crisis Line
800.533.5692
505 Broadway St. (4th
floor) Baraboo, WI 539813

Richland County Health
& Human Service

608.647.8821
Emergency Service Line-
888.552.6642
221 W. Seminary Street
Richland Center, WI
53581

Pauquette Center
608.647.4705
23295 Hwy 14 Richland
Center, WI 53581
608.524.5151
710 N. Webb Avenue,
Sutie 400 Reedsburg, WI
53959

 Personal Safety

Platteville Police
Department

For emergencies 911
608.348.2313
165 N. 4th St., Platteville,
WI 

Baraboo Police
Department

For emergencies 911
608.355.2720
101 South Blvd. Baraboo,
WI 53913

Sauk County Sheriff's
Office

For emergencies 911
608.356.4895
1300 Lange Ct. Baraboo,
WI 53913 

Richland Center Police
Department

For Emergencies 911
608.347.2103
470 South Main Street
Richland Center, WI
53581

Richland County Sheriff's
Office

For emergencies 911
608.647.2106
181 W Seminary
St, Richland Center, WI 

 

PROCEDURES

University Sanctions Concerning Illicit Drugs and Alcohol

The use or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on University premises, except in faculty and staff housing, and as expressly permitted by the chief administrative officer or under institutional regulations, in accordance with s.UWS 18.09(1) (a), Wis. Adm. Code. Without exception, alcohol consumption is governed by Wisconsin statutory age restrictions under s.UWS 18.09(1) (a), Wis. Adm. Code.

The unlawful use or possession of illicit drugs (“controlled substances” as defined in Ch. 961, Wis. Stats.) on University lands is prohibited in accordance with s.UWS 18.15(1), Wis. Adm. Code. Selling or delivering a controlled substance, or possessing a controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver is prohibited under s.UWS17.09 (6), Wis. Adm. Code.

Violation of these provisions by a student may lead to the imposition of a disciplinary sanction, up to and including suspension or expulsion, under s.UWS 17.10(1), Wis. Adm. Code. As stated in UWS 17.085 Disciplinary sanctions. The disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed for nonacademic misconduct, in accordance with the procedures of ss. UWS 17.11 to 17.13, and 17.152 to 17.154, are any of the following:

(a) A written reprimand.

(b) Denial of specified university privileges.

(c) Payment of restitution.

(d) Educational or service sanctions, including community service.

(e) Disciplinary probation.

(f) Imposition of reasonable terms and conditions on continued student status.

(g) Removal from a course in progress.

(h) Enrollment restrictions on a course or program.

(i) Suspension.

(j) Expulsion.

Educational sanctions include, but are not limited to, online alcohol education courses, participation in BASICs (a brief-motivational intervention), or verification of completion of the Grant County Fresh Start course. 

University employees are also subject to disciplinary sanctions for violation of these provisions occurring on university property or the work site or during work time, up to and including termination from employment. Disciplinary sanctions are initiated and imposed in accordance with applicable procedural requirements and work rules, as set forth in Wisconsin Statutes, administrative rules, faculty and staff policies, and collective bargaining agreements. Referral for prosecution under criminal law is also possible. Further, violations of s.UWS 18.09(1)(a) and 18.15(1), Wis. Adm. Code may result in additional penalties as allowed under ch. UWS 18, Wis. Adm. Code. The University may remove or ban an invitee, guest or contractors/ vendors for violating this policy.

State of Wisconsin & Federal Legal Sanctions

Wisconsin

The laws of Wisconsin prohibit drug possession and delivery through the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, Wis. Stat. 961, and mandates penalties that include multiple years of prison and steep fines. The penalties vary according to the amount of drug confiscated, the type of drug found, the number of previous offenses by the individual, and whether the individual intended to manufacture the drug, sell the drug, or use the drug. See Wis. Stat. 961.41 through 961.50. In addition to the stringent penalties for possession or delivery, the sentences can be doubled when exacerbating factors are present, such as when a person distributes a controlled substance to a minor, Wis. Stat. 961.46. Substantial restrictions against alcohol abuse also exist in Wisconsin. It is against the law to sell alcohol to anyone who has not reached the legal drinking age of 21, and there is a concurrent duty on the part of an adult to prevent the illegal consumption of alcohol on his premises, Wis. Stat. 125.07 (1) Violation of this statute can result in a $500 fine. It is against the law for an underage person to attempt to buy an alcoholic beverage, falsely represent his age, or enter a licensed premise, and that person can be fined $500, ordered to participate in a supervised work program, and have their driver’s license suspended, Wis. Stat. 125.07(4). Harsher penalties exist for the retailers of alcoholic beverages, including up to 90 days in jail and revocation of the retail liquor permit.

Wisconsin Medical Amnesty 

Subject to par. (c), an underage person may not be issued a citation for, or convicted of, a violation of sub. (4) (a) or (b) if all the following apply:

1. The underage person is a crime victim or bystander and either the crime victim or the bystander requested emergency assistance, by dialing the telephone number "911" or by other means, in connection with the alleged crime or the underage person encountered a law enforcement officer at a medical facility at which the crime victim received treatment in connection with the alleged crime. 

2. The underage person remains at the scene until emergency assistance arrives and thereafter cooperates with providers of emergency assistance, including furnishing any requested information, unless the underage person lacks capacity to cooperate when emergency medical assistance arrives. If the underage person encounters a law enforcement officer at a medical facility, the underage person cooperates with the officer and furnishes any requested information, unless the underage person lacks capacity to cooperate with the officer. 

(c) Paragraph (b) does not apply to an underage person who requests emergency assistance, by dialing the telephone number "911" or by other means, with an intention to claim the protections under par. (b) and knowing that the fact situation that he or she reports does not exist. 

Federal 

The federal government has penalties against drug possession and trafficking through its Federal Sentencing Guidelines which reduce the discretion that federal judges may use in sentencing offenders of federal drug statutes. Under these guidelines, courts can sentence a person to years in prison for unlawful possession of a controlled substance, including the distribution of a small amount of marijuana. A sentence of life imprisonment can result from a conviction of possession of a controlled substance that results in death or bodily injury.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Position/Office:

Chief Administrative Officer

The Chancellor or designee that grants permission for the use of alcohol beverages in given campus facilities or events. In addition, they also appoint Hearing Board members.

Dean of Students and Assistant Dean of Students 

Employees that serve the campus community as investigating officers for student violations of UWS Chapter 17 and UWS Chapter 18. These staff members organize and assist in nonacademic disciplinary hearings. These staff members also assist students in accessing campus and local community resources.

Director of Dining Services 

Designee of the Chancellor that outlines when and where alcoholic beverages can be served in the Dining Services.

Director of the Student Center 

Designee of the Chancellor that outlines when and where alcoholic beverages can be served in the Student Center.

Hearing Board 

A nonacademic misconduct hearing committee that is comprised of at least three campus community members (faculty, staff, or students). Members are trained to conduct a student hearing in accordance with UWS 17.12. 

Hearing Examiner 

Faculty and staff members trained to conduct student hearing in accordance with UWS 17.12.

Human Resources 

Employees responsible for the onboarding of University employees and assists in addressing policy violations committed by employees. These employees also assist University employees in accessing the Employee Assistance Program and additional community resources. 

Law Enforcement Officers 

Document and cite individuals that violate local, state, and federal laws. Local law enforcement departments share reports involving University students with the University of Wisconsin Platteville Police Department and Dean of Students Office. 

Residence Life Staff 

Employees working the University of Wisconsin Platteville residence hall that provide oversight to on campus housing. Residence Life Staff is responsible for documenting and adjudicating policy violations that occur within the residence halls.

University Counselors 

Licensed counselors the serve the mental health needs of UW-Platteville students. Additionally, these staff members assist students in in identifying and accessing additional local community treatment options.  

CONTACTS

Those designated to receive questions and feedback on the policy.

Subject

Contact

Phone

Fax/Email

Primary Contact

Name

Phone

Fax/Email

Dean of Students

Kate Demerse

608-342-1854

demersek@uwplatt.edu

Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services

Paige Smith

608-342-6171

psmith@uwplatt.edu

RELATED DOCUMENTS

A PDF of this policy is located here: AlcoholandOtherDrugPolicies09.07.21.pdf

Alcohol Service at Events

Residence Hall Handbook

Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations Biennial Review: AY 2019 and AY 2020

United States Sentencing Commission - 2018 Guidelines Manual

UWS Chapter 4- Procedures For Faculty Dismissal and For Dismissal and Discipline in Title IX Cases

UWS Chapter 6- Complaints and Grievances

UWS Chapter 11- Dismissal of Academic Staff For Cause

UWS Chapter 13- Complaints and Grievances

UWS Chapter 17 - Student Nonacademic Disciplinary Procedures

UWS Chapter 18 - Conduct on University Lands

The Villas Student Housing Handbook

Wis. Stat. 125 - Alcohol Beverages

Wis. Stat. 961 - Uniform Controlled Substances Act

2015 Wisconsin Act 279 - Wisconsin Medical Amnesty

 

HISTORY

July 2014 - Originally approved

July 2016 and August 2019 – Minor updates

August 2021 - Revised to incorporate alcohol service at events information


SCHEDULED REVIEW 

August 2023




Keywords:Policy, university policy, alcohol, drug, other drug, standards of conduct, university policy, drugs, illicit, sanctions, student organizations, drug-free schools and communities act, abuse, cannabis, depressants, narcotics, stimulants, treatment, prevention, resources, mental health, public safety, academic & student affairs   Doc ID:93981
Owner:Sarah V.Group:UW Platt Admin Services
Created:2019-08-21 11:43 CDTUpdated:2021-09-07 17:01 CDT
Sites:UW Platt Admin Services
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