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PDFWAC 106-121-150

Alcohol policy.

(1) Central Washington University does not condone the illegal or irresponsible use of alcohol. Both abuse of and dependence on alcohol can impair brain function, dull judgment, reduce alertness, and lead to life-altering consequences. University staff and faculty are expected to conduct themselves in an exemplary fashion and adhere to university, federal, state, and city laws related to alcohol. Violations are punishable by state laws and subject to prosecution. Student violators are also subject under the student judicial code.
(2) Consumption of alcohol is expressly prohibited in connection with any official intercollegiate team function; that is, any activity held at or under the direction and supervision of a member of the coaching staff.
(3) Sanctions for involvement with alcohol under conditions prohibited by the athletic department, but in which there are no legal implications, will be determined by the head coach and athletic director. Depending upon circumstances, sanctions may include suspension from practice and/or competition as well as other appropriate consequences to include referral to the division of student affairs and enrollment management for proper action under the student judicial code.
(4) According to Washington Administrative Code (WAC 106-120-027), a student shall be subject to disciplinary action or sanction upon violation of the university policy on alcoholic beverages which states:
(a) Persons twenty-one years of age or older may possess and/or consume alcoholic beverages within the privacy of their residence hall rooms or apartments. Washington state law provides severe penalties for the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons under twenty-one years of age and for persons who furnish alcoholic beverages to minors.
(b) The university does not condone the consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors at functions sponsored by Central Washington University organizations. Organizations are held responsible for the conduct of their members at functions sponsored by the organization and for failure to comply with Washington state law.
(c) The campus judicial council, including the vice president for student affairs and enrollment management, may place any organization on probation or prohibit a specific campus social function when the consumption of alcoholic beverages has become a problem of concern to the university.
(5) Violations of the rules of student conduct will result in sanctions imposed by the division of student affairs and enrollment management and will include:
(a) Warning;
(b) Disciplinary probations;
(c) Restitution;
(d) Deferred suspension;
(e) Suspension; or
(f) Expulsion.
A complete explanation of each of these penalties and a complete copy of the Central Washington University drug and alcohol policy is available in the office of the vice president for student affairs and enrollment management.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.528 and 28B.35.120(12). WSR 06-05-043, ยง 106-121-150, filed 2/10/06, effective 3/13/06.]
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