University Of Southern California Amend Drug And Alcohol Policy

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Thursday, 23 August 2012. Posted in Breaking News, Alcohol

USC amend drug and alcohol policy

One of the most popular schools on the west coast, University of Southern California has amended its drug and alcohol policy, making it more strident with tougher penalties for students.

For years, maybe even decades, University of Southern California has been well-known for its party reputation. It is infamous for being in the top ten for partying and drinking among co-eds.

University officials are in the process of changing that designation.

In fact, in an effort to eradicate drinking in dorm rooms and at sports functions, the university has put in place a hierarchical infraction policy.

The protocol involves a “three strikes you are out” type of policy. The student will be fined $250.00 for the first alcohol-related infraction. For the second alcohol-related infraction, the student will be fined $350.00.

A third offense will result in expulsion from the university.

University officials raised the fines and included expulsion to get the attention of the students. Apparently, when the fines were as low as $50.00 per offense, university officials found that students were not abiding by the drug and alcohol policies.

In fact, students were stated to be overtly drinking at university events, including sports functions.

The amendments to the drug and alcohol policy have been put in place to protect student welfare and increase university cohesion and safety.

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DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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