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E. Standards Relative To the Welfare, Safety and Environmental Health of the College Community
An offense related to welfare, safety and environmental health of the College community is committed when a person;

1.     Uses, possesses or manufactures firearms, explosives, and/or weapons.
Minimum: Suspension   Maximum: Expulsion

2.     Uses, possesses or manufactures fireworks or other dangerous articles/substances injurious to persons or property.
Minimum: Reprimand   Maximum: Suspension

3.     Knowingly initiates or circulates a false report of any explosion, fire, incident, or other emergency, or interferes with the response of College or other officials to such emergency calls.
Minimum: Disciplinary Probation  Maximum: Suspension

4.     Abuses, misuses, removes, or damages fire or safety equipment.
Minimum: Residence Probation Maximum: Expulsion
Recommended Standard 1st Offense: Residence Probation for 1 year
Recommended Standard 2nd Offense: Residence Suspension for 1 semester

5.     Refuses to vacate buildings when any fire emergency warning system is activated.
Minimum: Residence Probation   Maximum: Suspension

6.     Creates a fire hazard, endangers safety of persons or property, improperly uses electrical appliances, or improperly uses or possesses flammable or hazardous substances.
Minimum: Reprimand   Maximum: Disciplinary Probation

7.     Starts or attempts to start a fire without appropriate College and local agencies authorization (e.g. arson, bonfires,  campfires, etc.).
Minimum: Disciplinary Probation  Maximum: Expulsion

8.     Purchase College Controlled Substance Policy
Drugs are antithetical to the educational mission on the College.  As such, students are hereby informed that Purchase College does not tolerate the illegal use of drugs and/or alcohol on its campus. This shall serve as your official warning that the illegal use of alcohol or any controlled substances or of any violation of the Controlled Substance or Alcohol Beverage Policies during the rest of your tenure at Purchase College may result in suspension or expulsion from the College.
8a. Uses or possesses narcotics, hallucinogens, concentrated cannabis or other controlled substances except as a medical prescription or as permitted by law (See College Drug Policy, Schedules I - V). (FOOTNOTE:  Controlled substance (as defined by the New York State Penal Law) means any substance listed in Schedules I, II, III, IV, or V of section 3306 of the New York State Public Health Law, other than Marijuana, but including concentrated cannabis as defined by the New York State Health Law (Section 3302, paragraph a, subdivision 5).
Minimum: Suspension   Maximum: Expulsion  
Recommended Standard (first offense): Suspension for one semester.  Mandatory substance assessment & compliance with terms of the assessment prior to return.  Disciplinary probation upon return for one academic year (includes parental notification).
Recommended Standard (second offense): Expulsion (includes parental notification).
8b. Uses or possesses cannabis or derivatives of cannabis, except as defined in number 8 (See College Drug Policy, Schedule VI). (FOOTNOTE:  Concentrated Cannabis is defined by the New York State Health Law (Section 3302, paragraph a, subdivision 5).)
Minimum: Disciplinary Probation  Maximum: Suspension
Recommended Standard (first offense): Disciplinary probation for one year, and mandatory substance education class (includes parental notification).
Recommended Standard (second offense): Suspension for one semester. Mandatory substance assessment and compliance with terms of the assessment prior to return. Disciplinary probation upon return for one academic year (includes parental notification). 
 Recommended Standard (third offense): Expulsion (includes parental notification).
8c. Uses or possesses controlled substances as defined by the New York State Public Health Law (Except as defined in #8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, and 9c) for the purposes of altering mental or physical functioning, except as permitted by law. (FOOTNOTE:  Such substances include, but are not limited to glue, nitrous oxide, ketamine, or related substances.)
Minimum: Disciplinary probation   Maximum: Expulsion
Recommended Standard (first offense): Suspension for one semester. Mandatory substance assessment & compliance with terms of the assessment prior to return. Disciplinary probation upon return for one academic year (includes parental notification).
Recommended Standard (second offense): Expulsion (includes parental notification).
8d. Manufactures, distributes, sells, gives, or offers cannabis or its derivatives, narcotics, hallucinogens, or controlled substances.
Minimum: Suspension   Maximum: Expulsion
Recommended Standard (first offense): Expulsion (includes parental notification).
8e. Uses, possesses, gives, or has under his/ her control any drug paraphernalia, including but not limited to water pipes, bongs, and hypodermic syringes/ needles not prescribed by a licensed physician.
Minimum: Reprimand   Maximum: Disciplinary Probation
Recommended Standard: Disciplinary probation for one academic year. (For paraphernalia associated with drugs other than cannabis, a mandatory substance assessment and compliance with the assessment will also be included).

9.     Purchase College Alcohol Beverage Policy
The College expects that the use of alcohol will occur only as permitted by state and local laws.  As such, students are hereby informed that Purchase College does not tolerate the illegal use of drugs and/or alcohol on its campus. This shall serve as your official warning that the illegal use of alcohol or any controlled substances or of any violation of the Controlled Substance or Alcohol Beverage Policies during the rest of your tenure at Purchase College may result in suspension or expulsion from the College.
Minimum:  Reprimand   Maximum:  Suspension
9a. Underage consumption of alcohol.
For students that are sanctioned to substance education class:
Recommended standard for a 1st offense - Disciplinary reprimand and substance education class (includes parental notification)
Recommended standard for a 2nd offense - Disciplinary probation for one year, substance assessment & compliance (includes parental notification)
Recommended standard for a 3rd offense - Suspension for one semester, substance assessment & compliance prior to return, disciplinary probation for one year upon return (includes parental notification)
Recommended standard for a 4th offense - Expulsion (includes parental notification)
For students that are sanctioned to substance assessment:
Recommended standard for a 1st offense - Disciplinary probation for one year and substance assessment and compliance (includes parental notification)
Recommended standard for a 2nd offense - Suspension for one semester, substance assessment & compliance prior to return, disciplinary probation for one year upon return (includes parental notification)
Recommended standard for a 3rd offense - Expulsion (includes parental notification)
9b.  Open container of alcohol.
Recommended Standard (first offense): Reprimand. 
Recommended Standard (second offense): Disciplinary Probation for one semester  and mandatory substance education class.
9c.  Public intoxication.
For students that are sanctioned to substance education class:
Recommended standard for a 1st offense - Disciplinary reprimand and substance education class (includes parental notification)
Recommended standard for a 2nd offense - Disciplinary probation for one year, substance assessment & compliance (includes parental notification)
Recommended standard for a 3rd offense - Suspension for one semester, substance assessment & compliance prior to return, disciplinary probation for one year upon return (includes parental notification)
Recommended standard for a 4th offense - Expulsion (includes parental notification)
For students that are sanctioned to substance assessment:
Recommended standard for a 1st offense -
Disciplinary probation for one year and substance assessment and compliance (includes parental notification)
Recommended standard for a 2nd offense - Suspension for one semester, substance assessment & compliance prior to return, disciplinary probation for one year upon return (includes parental notification)
Recommended standard for a 3rd offense -
Expulsion (includes parental notification)

10.   Engages in or offers games of chance for money or other gain in violation of the laws of New York State.
Minimum: Reprimand   Maximum: Disciplinary Probation

11.   Solicits or sells items or services of any kind for personal gain without prior approval of the College.
Minimum: Reprimand   Maximum: Disciplinary Probation 

12.Fails to comply with posted regulations (e.g. no smoking, skateboarding, bicycling, etc.).
Minimum: Reprimand                 Maximum: Disciplinary Probation
The recommended Standards associated with the Breath Easy Policy:
Recommended Standard for 1st Offense: Official Notification
Recommended Standard for 2nd Offense: Reprimand
Recommended Standard for 3rd Offense: Residence Probation for one semester and Wellness Education Class
Recommended Standard for 4th Offense: Disciplinary Probation for one year and Wellness Assessment and Compliance

 

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