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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Education Programs

The University is committed to the provision of substance abuse education and prevention activities. In compliance with the Drug Free Schools Act Amendment of 1989, the University annually publishes and distributes to faculty and staff "An Information Guide to Alcohol and Other Drug Problems." Students are notified by the publishing of the same document in the Fall Quarter Schedule of Classes.

Counseling and Psychological Services and the Student Health Service provide students with a variety of information and services from pamphlets and presentations to assessment, consultation and referral for treatment. These services are available on a strictly confidential basis. Additional resources are listed in "Informed Choices," a brochure available in Counseling and Psychological Services.

The State of Oregon sets 21 as the minimum age to purchase or possess any alcoholic beverage. Specific ordinances regarding violations of alcohol laws, including driving while intoxicated, are available from the Department of Public Safety. Among those laws are the following:

  1. Persons under age 21 found possessing alcohol may be given a maximum fine of $182.00 and lose their license for one year.
  2. Persons convicted of buying alcohol through fraudulent means face a possible $1000 fine and/or one year in jail.
  3. Persons convicted of furnishing alcohol to a minor face a $350.00 fine for the first offense. Penalties for these offenses increase for second and subsequent offenses.

A violation of any law regarding alcohol is also a violation of the University’s Student Code of Conduct and will be treated as a separate disciplinary matter by the University.