Drug Free Campus Policy

Georgia Southwestern State University is committed to support and comply with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 [Public Law 10-226, Section 22, subpart B) as an Institution of Higher Education. The law under this act now covers both drugs and alcohol, and related to faculty, staff and students. Therefore, the entire campus community of the Georgia Southwestern State University is under the mandate to comply.

The Georgia Southwestern State University aggressively promotes and requires drug free campus among its faculty, staff, and student body. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of illegal drugs or alcohol by Georgia Southwestern State University employees and students is prohibited by Institutional Policy. Violations of this policy, including felony and/or misdemeanor drug or alcohol convictions during the course of employment or as a student enrolled in any academic program at Georgia Southwestern State University, may result in appropriate disciplinary penalties being imposed by the University, up to and including termination of employment or expulsion and referral for prosecution through the appropriate judicial system of Sumter County.

Also make note that persons under the age of 21 years commit a misdemeanor, ( state law violation) when they are in possession of alcohol.