Drugs and Alcohol Policy
As set forth in local, state, and federal laws, and the rules and regulations of the University, Vincennes University prohibits the manufacture, use, unlawful possession, and distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students, employees and visitors in buildings, facilities, grounds or other property owned and/or controlled by the University. This applies to all individuals participating in any University-sponsored activities.
The University will enforce all state and federal laws regarding the possession and use of alcohol and the manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of any controlled substance.
Drug and alcohol laws are vigorously enforced on the VU campus. Violators are subject to criminal prosecution in the courts of Knox County. The enforcement techniques can range from plain view violation to long-term undercover investigations by local, state, or federal agents and agencies.
The inappropriate use of a controlled substance is detrimental to Vincennes University's faculty, staff, students, and the public served. The University will attempt to assist a student or employee involved with the inappropriate use of alcohol or a controlled substance in obtaining rehabilitation. However, the ultimate responsibility for overcoming a dependency or inappropriate use of alcohol or of a controlled substance is that of the individual.
Details of the policy are printed and distributed annually in the Student Handbook. Vincennes University has an alcohol abuse program emphasizing education and intervention and meets the requirements of the present drug and alcohol requirement including the Drug Free Schools and Communities Amendments of 1989.