Ithaca College Alcohol and Other Drug Policy and Judicial Protocol (Abridged)        

For the full policy, please refer to the Student Conduct Code, Section 7.1.2 of the Ithaca College Policy Manual. Questions about the policy may be directed to the Office of Judicial Affairs at 607-274-3375.

  • Persons under the age of 21 are prohibited from purchasing, possessing or consuming any type of alcoholic beverage anywhere on campus at any time, including all residence hall rooms and apartments.
  • Persons under the age of 21 may not possess empty alcohol containers, including but not limited to beer bottles/cans, wine bottles/boxes, and liquor bottles.
  • Students age 21 or older may possess and consume alcohol in any residence hall room or apartment, but they are prohibited from purchasing alcohol for or providing alcohol to minors.

The following are PROHIBITED:

  • Open containers of any type of alcoholic beverage in public areas on campus, unless at a registered event.
  • Possession of multiple-quart containers (kegs, beer balls, wine boxes, or any container that has a tap) in residence hall rooms at all times. Possession of multiple-quart containers (excluding kegs) is permitted at registered gatherings in College-owned or operated apartments.
  • Consuming alcohol to the point where the student’s behavior poses a danger of causing physical harm to her/himself and/or others.
  • Any irresponsible use of alcohol, including drinking games.
  • The possession of alcoholic beverages at intercollegiate athletic events.
  • The possession, use, manufacture, purchase, distribution, or sale of illegal drugs, drug paraphenalia, or prescription drugs without a prescription.

IC MAP: SAVE A LIFE — MAKE THE CALL!

The IC Medical Amnesty Policy (IC MAP) was created to encourage students to call for help in alcohol or drug-related emergencies without fear of college judicial consequences. In MAP cases, the student who receives medical assistance and the student who summons help are not sanctioned through the college judicial system. Completion of the BASICS Education Program is required. All students are expected to read and abide by the full IC MAP policy, available at: www.ithaca.edu/sacl/healthpromotion/icmap                                          

SANCTION & INTERVENTION PROTOCOL FOR ALCOHOL AND MARIJUANA VIOLATIONS

This protocol is intended as a guideline for judicial decisions regarding minimum sanctions and interventions which shall be imposed for student alcohol and marijuana violations. Sanctions may accelerate based on the progression, severity, or frequency of the violation, particularly when sale or distribution of alcohol or other drugs, or threatening, violent, and/or destructive behavior is present and may include removal from campus housing, suspension, or expulsion. Criminal prosecution may also occur in cases that rise to the level of a crime. Violations accrue over the course of a student’s entire matriculation period. Once a student commits a Level II violation, any future violations within a year of the date of the first will be considered Level II, even if the violation is Level I. If a full year passes without incident, then a Level I violation will be considered as such. Failure to complete judicial requirements may result in accelerated charges, fees, and sanctions including a judicial hold placed on a student's record. The judicial hold will prevent the student from registering for classes or adding/dropping classes until the judicial requirement is completed and the hold is cleared.

    Level I Behavior

    Level I Behavior: Unlawful possession or use of alcohol or marijuana. 

    First  Violation

    • Meeting between Hearing Officer and student.
    • Official Letter of Written Warning.
    • Web-based Education with $50 Program Fee.

    Second Violation

    • Meeting between Hearing Officer and student.
    • Disciplinary Probation for one year.
    • Final warning before loss of campus housing.
    • Parent Notification.
    • BASICS I with $75 Program Fee.

    Third Violation

    • Meeting between Hearing Officer and student. 
    • Disciplinary Probation or Deferred Suspension.
    • Removal from campus housing.
    • Parent Notification.
    • BASICS II with $125 Program Fee

    Fourth Violation

    • Deferred Suspension or Suspension.

    Level II Behavior

    Level II Behavior: Unlawful possession or use of alcohol or marijuana accompanied by one or more of the following: significant impairment of functioning, medical transport, behavior that is disruptive, destructive, or disorderly, and/or any other evidence of problematic use.

    First  Violation

    • Meeting between Hearing Officer and student.
    • Disciplinary Probation for one semester.
    • BASICS I with $75 Program Fee.
    • Parent Notification may be added based on the severity of the incident. 

    If the violation qualifies as a Medical Amnesty Policy (IC MAP) case, timely completion of the BASICS program is required. The program fee is waived. Any future violation will be considered a first violation.

    Second Violation

    • Meeting between Hearing Officer and student.
    • Disciplinary Probation for one year.
    • Final warning before loss of campus housing.
    • Parent Notification.
    • BASICS II with $125 Program Fee

    Third Violation

    • Meeting between Hearing Officer and student.
    • Deferred Suspension.
    • Removal from campus housing.
    • Parent Notification.
    • BASICS III with $150 Program Fee and substance abuse evaluation. Required completion of all treatment recommendations by the given due date.

    Fourth Violation

    • Suspension.

    Campus Resources

    Office of Public Safety                                             
    607-274-3333                                        
    www.ithaca.edu/sacl/safety 

    Office of Residential Life
    East Tower                                                                      
    607-274-3141                                                  
    www.ithaca.edu/reslife

    Office of Judicial Affairs    
    West Tower     
    607-274-3375                                             
    www.ithaca.edu/sacl/judicial 

    Center for Health Promotion
    Lower Level, Hammond Health Center
    607-274-7933                                                   
    www.ithaca.edu/sacl/healthpromotion

    Counseling and Psychological Services
    Lower Level, Hammond Health Center 
    607-274-3136                                                   
    www.ithaca.edu/sacl/counseling