Illegal Drug Regulations

Illegal Drugs

Marijuana, cocaine, crack, methamphetamines, barbiturates, inhalants, hallucinogens, amphetamines, heroin and any other drugs not prescribed by a physician for medical use are illegal and can have significant long-term health effects. The possession, manufacture, use, distribution, or sale of illegal drugs in the residence halls or cooperative houses will be referred to the University Police for enforcement.

The following statement is published in the publication Prevention 2000, the department's Web Page and educational materials and brochures produced by the Department of Public Safety:

Alcohol and Drugs on Campus

Oregon State University operates a zero tolerance policy for use of alcohol by minors on campus. Minors using alcohol on campus may be subject to arrest, citation and/or student judicial proceedings. Driving under the influence and the sale or distribution of alcohol to minors is also a criminal offense. Persons involved in these activities are subject to arrest.

The University strictly regulates any alcohol use on campus. A permit must be obtained for events held on campus. Student life policies provide regulations for use of alcohol by persons aged 21 or older in the housing units and for student activities.

OSU policies and state law prohibit the unlawful possession, use, manufacture or distribution of illegal drugs.

A description of any drug and alcohol abuse education programs as required under section 1145g of the Higher Education Act:

Oregon State University has implemented various courses to deal with substance abuse issues. The Conduct and Mediation Program, as part of their disciplinary requirements, refers students to selected offerings of the Impact Program.

The Impact Program, developed and sponsored by the Student Health Services' Educational Program, includes courses on the subjects of Marijuana, Anger and Abusive Behaviors, Second Hand Effects of Alcohol, Alcohol and Risky Behaviors, Alcohol and Its Effects on the Body and Addictive Behaviors. Each session is one day spanning approximately eight hours. Sessions include a group share time where all participants are encouraged to reveal reasons and circumstances regarding their referral. Media included in the courses include videos, lectures, pre and post-presentation quizzes evaluating opinions and informational sessions designed to increase knowledge about the course specific behaviors.

Listed below is the Oregon State University policy statement regarding the possession, use, and sale of illegal drugs and the enforcement of Federal and State drug laws. These statements are published in the University's regulations materials, Student Conduct Regulations, the Residential Life Handbook & Planner and materials/brochures distributed by the Department of Public Safety.


The Oregon Administrative Rules (contains OARs filed through August 15, 2000)




5 --Purpose

(1) The goal of Oregon State University is to provide students with a general education so they will acquire knowledge, skill and wisdom to deal with and contribute to contemporary society in constructive ways. Policies, procedures, and regulations are formulated to guarantee each student's freedom to learn and to protect the fundamental rights of others. The assumption upon which these regulations are based is that all persons must treat all persons with dignity and respect in order for scholarship to thrive.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 351.070

Stats. Implemented: ORS 351.070

(8) Illegal use, possession, or distribution of drugs or illegal substances on institutionally-owned or controlled property.