Revising Student Code of Conduct Drug Law Policy

Policy Memorandum No. 202

Recommended by the Commission on Student Affairs: March 23, 2000
Approved by University Council: April 17, 2000
Approved by the President: April 17, 2000
Approved by the Board of Visitors: June 5, 2000
Effective: July 1, 2000

The University Council, on recommendation of the Commission on Student Affairs, unanimously approved a resolution concerning revising the student code of conduct drug law policy.

Following is the text of the resolution as adopted by University Council.

WHEREAS, the use of synthetic and "designer" drugs has increased nationally; and

WHEREAS, and "date rape drugs" such as gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) can be synthesized from over-the-counter precursors; and

WHEREAS, our peer institutions have more comprehensive illegal drug statements as illustrated below:

WHEREAS, our current policy reads:
7. Drugs
Possession, use, distribution or sale of unlawful drugs.

THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED, that the Code of Student Conduct be revised so that the Drug Policy is replaced by the following:
7. Drugs
Possession, use, manufacture (synthesis or growth), possession with intent to manufacture, sale, dispensation or distribution of any illegal drug or substance controlled under state or federal law.

Please refer to the Virginia Tech Statement on Alcohol and Other Drugs found in Section V.d. for additional information.


President's Policy Memorandum