From the Dean of Students
Xavier strives to provide a successful living/learning experience for every student. While student decisions are not always prudent or appropriate, becoming aware of both the short and long-term consequences of their actions is an important part of becoming an adult. This is particularly true when dealing with alcohol consumption and the use of other substances.
The new AOD (alcohol and other drugs) environmental management approach has been initiated in order to provide education, assistance, and support for students who have violated the Xavier University Code of Student Conduct and/or state law as it pertains to the consumption, possession, and distribution of alcohol/drugs. The primary violation for which students are cited is underage consumption of alcohol. However, experimentation and/or misuse of other controlled or illegal substances are also violations for which students are held responsible.
There are consequences associated with inappropriate decision-making. The University believes that a tiered education process is the best means for students who violate these policies to learn the ramifications of poor choices that impede success at Xavier and beyond. In addition to the completion of educational courses about the dangers of alcohol and drugs, students who violate University policies may face other consequences from the University’s conduct system.
As the Dean of Students, I ask (as I did prior to your son or daughter becoming a Xavier student) that we continue to partner to maximize every student’s college experience – free of alcohol and other substances and their frequently negative, associated outcomes.
For additional information about AOD at Xavier University, contact me at email@example.com.
Dean of Students