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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/reslife/policies/alcohol_otherdrugs_policy.html

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The possession, use, consumption, and/or distribution of alcohol, drugs, or synthetic marijuana are prohibited in the residence communities on the Minnesota State Mankato campus (regardless of age).

Alcohol-related violations include the following:
  • Possessing or consuming alcohol on campus.

  • Possessing empty alcohol containers on campus (this includes all alcohol bottles, cans, beer bongs or other containers).

  • Hosting other people in your living unit with alcohol present or being consumed.

  • Being in a living unit where alcohol or alcohol containers are present (regardless of whether you are consuming).

  • Disrupting or disturbing others in the residence communities related to alcohol use on or off campus.

  • Engaging in criminal activity in the residence communities related to alcohol use on or off campus. Examples include, but are not limited to theft or destruction of property, vandalism, physical assault, and sexual assault.
Alcohol Policy Educational Video

Drug-related violations include the following:
  • Possession or use of illegal drugs on campus.

  • Possession or use of drug paraphernalia on campus.

  • Hosting other people in your living unit with illegal drugs.

  • Being in a living unit where drug paraphernalia and/or illegal drugs are present or in use (regardless of whether you are using the drugs).

  • Disrupting or disturbing others in the residence communities related to drug use on or off campus, including the odor of marijuana.

  • Engaging in criminal activity in the residence communities related to drug use on or off campus. Examples include, but are not limited to theft or destruction of property, vandalism, physical assault, and sexual assault.

Marijuana Policy Educational Video

Policy Enforcement:

Students are responsible for noting their surroundings and immediately removing themselves from any situation in which a policy violation is occuring. Residential Life staff members are responsible for addressing alleged violations of these policies. Alcohol will be disposed of at the time of the incident. Kegs, taps, and beer bongs will be confiscated.

 

Incidents will be documented and the students involved will participate in a conduct meeting to determine responsibility. For students held responsible for a violation of the University's Statement of Student Responsibilities, University responses may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Housing contract termination (removal from the residence communities). This sanction may result from a first offense that threatens personal safety, a second hosting offense, or repeated lesser offenses.

  • Alcohol and drug education program mandated completion.

  • Suspension or expulsion from Minnesota State Mankato.

 

The following situations may result in police transport to a detoxification unit, hospital, or jail:

  • A student's health or safety is at risk, as identified by police or emegency response personnel.

  • The student threatens the health and safety of others.

  • A crime is alleged.

These procedures also apply to guests.