Alcohol and Drug Violations

TCU students are expected to abide by both federal and state laws, as well as TCU policies, when it comes to alcohol or other substances. Students who receive an alcohol or drug violation on campus are required to complete an individual alcohol and drug assessment in our office. Assessments are conducted by both counselors and educators who have been trained in the field of alcohol and drug education.

  • Upon receiving an alcohol or drug violation and/or referral to the TCU Alcohol & Drug Education office, the student should contact the office (817-257-7100) as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.
  • Students who receive an alcohol violation may choose to appeal the decision to the Peer Discipline Board (see FAQ for appeal process).

Any violation of the alcohol policy will subject the student to the following minimum disciplinary sanctions:

First violation–
  • A $75 fine will be charged to the student.
  • The student will complete an online education course
  • After completing the online course, the student will follow up with a staff member to receive further education and reflection
Second violation–
  • A $100 fine will be charged to the student.
  • The student will attend an individual appointment with an educator in ADE and follow any recommendations made.
  • The student will complete a two-hour alcohol education workshop.
  • The student will complete 10 hours of community service.
  • A letter will be sent to the student’s parents/guardians, citing the student’s alcohol violation and the consequences for further violations.
Third violation–
  • A $150 fine will be charged to the student.
  • The student will attend additional appointments with an educator in ADE and follow any recommendations made.
  • The student will complete 20 hours of community service.
  • A letter will be sent to the student’s parents/guardians, citing the student’s alcohol violation and the consequences for further violations.
  • The student will be referred to the Campus Life – Dean’s Office and placed on University disciplinary probation.
  • University housing students may be subject to removal from the residential living program at TCU for a minimum of one semester.

 


 

Drug Violation–
  • The student will attend an appointment with an educator in ADE and follow any recommendations made.
  • The student will complete an online drug education course (The student is responsible for education course costs). For instructions on completing this course, please click here.
  • The student will complete 80 hours of community service.
  • A letter will be sent to the student’s parents/guardians, citing the student’s drug violation and the consequences for further violations.
  • The student will be referred to the Campus Life – Dean’s Office and may be placed on disciplinary probation for up to a full year.
  • The student may be subject to random drug-testing for a full year.
  • The student may be evicted from University housing.
Repeated Drug Violations–

Any student who violates the Drug Abuse Policy for use or possession of a prescription drug or controlled substance for a second time or has an additional positive drug screen may be suspended from the University for at least one year. Readmission to the University will occur only after the suspended student provides proof of drug counseling and/or treatment from a licensed counselor or certified treatment program.

 

To learn more about TCU’s policies regarding alcohol and drugs, as well as more information about procedures and sanctions, please consult the TCU Student Handbook.