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The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 and the Drug-Free Workplace of 1988 require all schools and institutions of higher education to adopt and implement a program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees on college property or as part of any college activities.
The attached statement, which is part of Texas Wesleyan University’s program adopted to comply with these Acts, is being distributed to you as required by law. In compliance with the law, the policy can be found in the current on-line version of the Student Handbook and in the future, the hard copy of the Student Handbook. If you have any questions regarding this statement or wish to receive further information on the college’s Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug-Free Workplace Act program, you are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resources.
TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
Statement of Prevention of Alcohol Abuse and Drug Use
on Campus and in the Workplace
STANDARDS OF CONDUCT
Texas Wesleyan University supports and endorses the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (41 USC § 701 et seq.) and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act amendments of 1989 (20 USC § 1145(g). Pursuant to these Acts, the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance or abuse of alcohol (as defined in these Acts) by an employee or student on college property or as part of any college activities is prohibited. Any student or employee of the college found to be abusing alcohol or using, possessing, manufacturing, or distributing controlled substances in violation of the law on college property or at college events shall be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with applicable policies of the college. For employees, the college will take appropriate personnel action for such infractions, up to and including termination as set forth in the Employee Handbook, Section 7.1.3 addresses Drug Screening; Section 7.19 addresses Drug Free Environment; and Appendix N addresses the university alcohol policy. Students who violate this policy will be subject to sanctions as set forth in the Student Handbook for Alcohol and Drug/Substance Abuse, Section XI. The Student Code of Conduct which include policies for suspension and expulsion from the college.
As a condition of employment, all employees shall abide by the terms and conditions of 41 USC § 701 et seq. and 20 USC § 1145(g). As such an employee must notify the college of any criminal drug statue conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five (5) days after such conviction. Such notice shall be provided in writing by the employee to the Office of Human Resources. The college will in turn, notify as appropriate, the applicable federal agency of the conviction within ten days of its receipt of notification of the conviction. For such conviction, the college will take appropriate personnel action, up to and including termination, within thirty (30) days of receiving notice of such conviction. Employees may also be required to satisfactorily participate, at their expense, in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program as approved for such purposes by a federal, state, or local health, law enforcement or other appropriate agency before being allowed to return to work, which may include drug and alcohol testing, as applicable. Employees may also be required to undergo reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing as part of this program. For purposes of this policy, a “conviction” means a finding of guilt (including a plea of nolo contendere) or imposition of sentence, or both, by any judicial body charged with the responsibility to determine violations of the federal or state criminal drug statutes.
Students and employees are reminded that unlawful possession, distribution or use of illicit drugs or alcohol may subject individuals to criminal prosecution. The college will refer violations or proscribed conduct to appropriate authorities for prosecution. Federal regulations and state laws provide penalties of fines and imprisonment for violations of the criminal statues which include possessing, offering for sale, possessing with the intent to offer for sale, distributing or manufacturing controlled substances such as opiates, narcotics, depressants, stimulants or hallucinogenic drugs.
Additionally, most municipalities have ordinances criminalizing possession of marijuana, and in the case of Overland Park, mandatory jail time is imposed even for first time convictions under its ordinance.
Abuse of alcohol and use of drugs is harmful to one’s physical, mental and social well-being. Accidents and injuries are more likely to occur if alcohol and drugs are used. Alcohol and drug users can lose resistance to disease and destroy their health. Tolerance and psychological dependence can develop after sustained use of drugs.
Alcoholism is the number one drug problem in the United States. Alcoholism takes a toll on personal finances, health, social relationships and families. It can have significant legal consequences. Abuse of alcohol or use of drugs may cause an individual driving a motor vehicle to injure others and may subject the abuser to criminal prosecution. Drunk drivers are responsible for more than half of all traffic fatalities.
More specifically, the major categories of drugs are listed below and include the significant health risks of each.
AMPHETAMINES – Physical dependency, heart problems, infections, malnutrition and death may result from continued high doses of amphetamines.
NARCOTICS – Chronic use of narcotics can cause lung damage, convulsions, respiratory paralysis and death.
DEPRESSANTS – These drugs, such as tranquilizers and alcohol, can produce slowed reactions, slowed heart rate, damage to liver and heart, respiratory arrest, convulsions and accidental overdoses.
HALLUCINOGENS – may cause psychosis, convulsions, coma and psychological dependency.
COUNSELING, TREATMENT OR REHABILITATION PROGRAMS
Many community agencies are available to assist employees and students seeking alcohol and drug counseling and treatment. Students seeking additional information about health problems and treatment related to alcohol and drug problems may contact a student counselor at the Glick House at (817) 531-4859. Employees may receive this additional information through the Office of Human Resources at (817) 531-4403.
An employee who violates any provision of this policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action including suspension, demotion, non-renewal and/or termination as provided in college Policy 415.08. A student who violates any provision of this policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action including suspension and expulsion as provided in college Policy 319.01. In addition, any student or employee who violates the following behaviors is specifically prohibited in the Texas Wesleyan University community, regardless of whether the infraction occurs on or off campus property. Students, whether residential or commuter, may not use, possess, manufacture, distribute, dispense or sell controlled substances of any kind, including illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia, on University premises or in University-owned vehicles.
Additional, students may not:
Student Conduct and Community Standards
The Office of Student Life and the Dean of Students is responsible for enforcing the University’s Student Code of Conduct, as found in the Student Handbook, and ensuring that violations of this policy are dressed in a fair and consistent manner. Students are encouraged to read the Texas Wesleyan Student Handbook and become familiar with the policies, procedures and protections that are afforded to all students.
The U.S. Department of Education has issued regulations implementing the provisions of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. These regulations require that the University distribute the following information annually to you in writing concerning the possession, use, or distribution of alcohol and illicit drugs at the University. The University’s policies on substance abuse and alcoholic beverages are outlined below and in more detail in the Student Handbook. The Student Handbook also includes information on University sanctions for violation of these policies, criminal sanctions for the illegal possession or distribution of drugs and alcohol, health risks of drugs and alcohol, and on places to get help concerning the illicit use and abuse of alcohol and drugs. Please read all of this vitally important material carefully. The University will review its alcohol and other drugs programs annually for effectiveness and consistency of application and, where necessary, make appropriate changes.
Student code of conduct
Tier Two Violation
#12: Use, Possession or distribution of alcoholic beverages or empty containers on campus is prohibited except for designated areas. Public intoxication on University Property or at university events is prohibited.
Tier Three Violation
#7: Students found under the influence of, in possession of, manufacturing of, or distribution of illegal drugs and controlled substances is prohibited.
A. Alcohol Policy
The University prohibits the possession, use or distribution of alcohol on campus with the exception of the President’s suite, Trustee Conference Room, East Room of the West Library, Court Complex of the Wesleyan Law School, and other campus locations as authorized by the University President. Alcohol beverages may be served at off-campus functions under certain provisions:
a. Authorization Procedures For Off Campus Use/Service
All off campus events that are sponsored by Texas Wesleyan University or a campus organization and which serve alcohol must have proper authorization. An “Alcohol Permit Form” must be obtained and approved by the Dean of Students. To receive approval, the group must show the following according to federal guidelines:
Organizations or groups that violate these policies will be subject to any or all of the following sanctions:
b. Alcohol and Behavior
The use of alcohol will not, under any circumstance, be accepted as an excuse for irresponsible behavior such as the making of excessive noise, vandalism, violence, etc. The legal definition of “intoxication” is a condition that results in a person’s normal faculties, either of perception, physical ability or judgment, being impaired so that he/she no longer has the capacity to form or entertain a specific intent. Legal symptoms include red, bloodshot eyes; slurred speech; odor of alcohol; and common odors associated with an alcoholic beverage. Students who are under the influence of alcohol and who are excessively noisy, abusive, do not obey University staff or Security or who break any University rules will be charged with disorderly conduct.
B. Drug Policy
The use, possession, presence, sale, and/or distribution of illegal drugs (those specified as illegal by federal, state and local laws) and/or drug paraphernalia on and off campus will lead to disciplinary action and/or criminal action. Special efforts are made to keep drugs off campus and to prevent the distribution or sale of illegal drugs on campus.
Under the discretion of the Dean of Students or his/her designee, local law enforcement may be called in the case of an illegal substance.
Drug and Alcohol Counseling
The University provides alcohol/drug counseling through the Glick House Counseling Center free of cost to all Texas Wesleyan Students. You may reach them at 817-531-4859 or email email@example.com.
Policy on Parental Notification for Alcohol and Drug Violations
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) permits colleges and universities to inform the parents/guardians of a student under age 21 if such student is found in violation of university or Federal/State alcohol or drug rules. Therefore, Texas Wesleyan University will adhere to the following policy to notify parents or guardians of students involved in alcohol and drug incidents:
Contact the cashier's office each semester if you receive tuition reimbursement from a third-party payer – like Texas Tomorrow Fund, DARS or Veteran benefits – to make sure it's paid. You'll also need to fill out the agreement form and acknowledgement form, and return them to the cashier's office. Third Party billings are subject to change. Should the billing not payoff the student account, the student is responsible for the balance.
These forms are available on Ramlink by January 31 and are based on a calendar Jan. 1 - Dec. 31. To download your 1098-T:
1. Sign into Ramlink
2. Look under "Financial Information:
3. Click "View My 1098-T Forms" and print
You can pay by mail, in person or online.
Send your payment to:
ATTN: Cashier's Office
Texas Wesleyan University
1201 Wesleyan St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76105
Please allow 3-4 business days mailing time to make sure the payment is received on or before the due date.
Pay online for current semester with e-Cashier by logging into your Ramlink account.
1. Log in
2. Click on Make a Payment, located under the Financial
3. Authenticate your student ID number, birth date and
choose your term.
4. Choose the "pay in full" option once you have logged into
The Texas Wesleyan Cashier's Office is paperless. Students may access their account balance through Ramlink, select Student Account Statement. Payment reminders and other important account information will be sent to your university email account.
Payment is due by the due date specified. All tuition, fees and other costs should be paid at the Cashier's Office before then. If registration occurs after that date, then payment is due upon registration. Payment plans should be set up by payment due date. If you don't pay on time, you may be withdrawn from your classes. You will be responsible for all past due balances, and if you are reinstated to class, you will be charged a late registration fee when you re-register.
Due Dates for Registration Payments
If you have a past due account, you'll have a hold placed on your student record. If your account is past due, you may be removed from classes, not receive a transcript or participate in graduation. The student is responsible for all unpaid balances. In the event your account becomes delinquent and is placed with an outside agency for collection, all collection and legal fees will be the responsibility of the student.
Beginning refund dates per term are posted on the Cashier’s office website.
After the first disbursement of financial aid onto the student account, within 10 business days a refund check will be issued to the student. The student will receive an email to their university email account, telling them the day the check will be available for pickup. Students must present their student ID card to pick up a refund check.
Unless cashiers office is notified by email, checks will be held for pickup for two weeks. After the two weeks they will be mailed to the address on file.
Refund checks will be issued every week for any remaining credits on the student account after the first disbursement.
After registration, you can only change your schedule during the add/drop period. You cannot add classes after the first week of class. Tuition and fee charges for any course dropped before the first day* of class will be totally refunded. Tuition and fees for classes dropped on the first class day are credited using a formula:
*Classes dropped on the same day as class starts will be subject to penalty.
If you want to drop all classes, you must withdraw from the University. Check the Withdrawals/Drop Section in the university catalog to learn more.
Fees will not be refunded if you withdraw from the University after the official first day of class.
If you formally withdraw from the University before the end of 20% of class time is up, you are only eligible for refund of tuition and room and board charges, except for select first-time students and Title IV aid recipients.
If you do not follow the University's formal withdrawal process as set by the Office of Student Records you forfeit your refund. Withdrawal tuition refunds are calculated on a class-by-class basis. For refund purposes, the official first day of class is the first regularly scheduled day of each class in the University's class schedule. To withdraw, students should contact the Office of Student Records
The total withdrawal refund formula:
*Withdrawals processed on the same day as class starts will be subject to penalty.
The University Catalog is the standard for ruling on all policy matters. Please refer to it for more information and more detailed policy descriptions.
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