Drug Free Schools Act

Part of Human Resources

In an effort to educate, help those in need, and comply with Part 86 of the Drug Free Schools and Campuses regulations, this in-depth memorandum is being provided to faculty, staff and student employees. I ask for your compliance with alcohol and other drug policies and encourage your active participation in fostering a responsible, safe, and caring community. Please feel free to keep this memorandum as a resource for you to refer to throughout the academic year.

This memorandum will outline the following: (1) a description of off-campus resources available to LHU employees including prevention and treatment resources; (2) a description of on-campus resources available to students including prevention and treatment resources; (3) applicable state laws; (4) LHU sanctions and policies, as outlined in the LHU Student Code of Conduct; and (5) a description of the health risks associated with the use and/or abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

1. OFF-CAMPUS RESOURCES- available to faculty and staff
Resources and referrals are available for employees who have concerns regarding their own or someone else's use of alcohol and/or other drugs. For information and assistance, employees are encouraged to contact one of the following offices:

State Employees Assistance Program (SEAP) –LHU Faculty and Staff
Kim Powell, Benefits Manager/SEAP Coordinator
SEAP Hotline 1-800-692-7459
1-800-824-4306 TDD
https://www.passhe.edu/inside/HR/syshr/Pages/SEAP.aspx

West Branch Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission - LHU Faculty, Staff, and Student Employees
213 W 4th Street
Williamsport, PA
570-323-8543

Crossroads Counseling
8 N Grove Street #4
Lock Haven, PA
570-893-1886

2. ON CAMPUS RESOURCES-available for students
For information and assistance, students are encouraged to contact one of the following offices:

Health Services
Glennon Building
570-484-2276

University Police
Glennon Building
570-484-2278

Counseling Services
Main Campus: First Floor Ulmer
570-484-2479
Clearfield Campus: 130A Founders Hall
814-768-3413

3. LAWS AND CAMPUS POLICIES
In Pennsylvania it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to consume, purchase, or possess alcohol. For more information about Pennsylvania laws, see the chart below:

PA Crimes Associated With Underage Drinking

OFFENSE

PENALTY

1st OFFENSE

2nd OFFENSE

3rd OFFENSE

Section 5505 Public Drunkenness A person is guilty of a summary offense if he/she appears in any public place manifestly under the influence of alcohol ... to the degree that he/she may endanger himself/herself or other persons or property, or annoy persons in his/her vicinity.

Fine

Jail

0-$500

0-90 days

0-$1,000

0-90 days

0-$1,000

0-90 days

Section 6307 Misrepresentation of Age to Secure Liquor or Malt or Brewed Beverages A person is guilty of a summary offense for a 1st violation and a misdemeanor of the 3rd degree for any subsequent violations if he/she being under the age of 21 years, knowingly and falsely represents himself/herself to be 21 years of age or older to any licensed dealer, distributor or other person, for the purpose of procuring or having furnished to him/her, any liquor or malt or brewed beverages.

Fine

Jail

License Susp.

0-$3000-90 days

90 days

0-$5000-1 year

1 year

0-$5000-1 year

2 year

Section 6308 Purchase, Consumption, Possession or Transportation of Liquor or Malt or Brewed Beverages A person commits a summary offense if he/she, being less than 21 years of age, attempts to purchase, purchases, consumes, possesses or knowingly and intentionally transports any liquor or malt or brewed beverages.

Fine

Jail

License Susp.

Notify Parent (of Minor)

0-$5000-90 days

90 days

Yes

0-$1,0000-90 days

0-1 year

Yes

0-$1,0000-90 days

2 years

Yes

Section 6309 Representing That a Minor is “of Age” A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the 3rd degree if he/she knowingly, willfully and falsely represents to any licensed dealer, or other person, any minor to be of full age, for the purpose of inducing [that] person to sell or furnish any liquor or malt or brewed beverages to the minor.

Fine

Jail

$300-$2,500

0-1 year

$300-$2,500

0-1 year

$300-$2,500

0-1 year

Section 6310 Inducement of Minors to Buy Liquor or Malt or Brewed Beverages A person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the 3rd degree if he/she hires or requests or induces any minor to purchase or offer to purchase, liquor or malt or brewed beverages from a duly licensed dealer for any purpose. (Exception for compliance checks.)

Fine

Jail

$300-$2,500

0-1 year

$300-$2,500

0-1 year

$300-$2,500

0-1 year

Section 6310.1 Selling or Furnishing Liquor or Malt or Brewed Beverages to Minors A person commits a misdemeanor of the 3rd degree if he/she intentionally and knowingly sells or furnishes, or purchases with the intent to sell or furnish, any liquor or malt or brewed beverages to a person who is less than 21 years of age. (This section does not apply to any religious service or ceremony which may be conducted in a private home or a place of worship where the amount of wine served does not exceed the amount reasonably, customarily and traditionally required as an integral part of the service or ceremony.)

Fine

Jail

$1,000-$2,500

0-1 year

$2,500

0-1 year

$2,500

0-1 year

Section 6310.2 Manufacture or Sale of False Identification Card A person commits a misdemeanor of the 2nd degree if he/she intentionally, knowingly or recklessly manufactures, makes, alters, sells or attempts to sell an identification card falsely representing the identity, birth date or age of another.

Fine

Jail

$1,000-$5,000

0-2 years

$2,500-$5,000

0-2 years

$2,500-$5,000

0-2 years

Section 6310.3 Carrying a False Identification Card A person commits a summary offense for a 1st violation and a misdemeanor of the 3rd degree for any subsequent violations if he/she, being under 21 years of age, possesses an identification card falsely identifying that person by name, age, date of birth or photograph as being 21 years of age or older and obtains or attempts to obtain liquor or malt or brewed beverages by using the identification card of another or by using an identification card that has not been lawfully issued to or in the name of that person who possesses the card.

Fine

Jail

License Susp.

Notify Parent(of Minor)

0-$3000-90 days

90 days

Yes

0-$5000-1 year

1 year

Yes

0-$5000-1 year

2 years

Yes

Section 6310.7 Selling or Furnishing Nonalcoholic Beverages to Persons Under 21A person commits a summary offense if he/she intentionally and knowingly sells or furnishes nonalcoholic beverages to any person under 21 years of age. (As used in this section, the term “nonalcoholic beverage” means any beverage intended to be marketed or sold as nonalcoholic beer, wine, or liquor having some alcohol content but does not contain more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.)

Fine

Jail

0-$300

0-90 days

0-$300

0-90 days

0-$300

0-90        ays

4. LHU SANCTIONS AND POLICIES
Campus standards of conduct are outlined in the Drug Free Work Place Policy and the LHU Student Handbook. As a member of the LHU community, you are responsible for your behavior and are fully accountable for your actions, both on and off campus. LHU is a dry campus and the code of conduct prohibits the sale, distribution, use, and possession of alcohol or illicit drugs on University property. Students who violate these standards of conduct will be subject to the discipline process at LHU. In addition, the University will cooperate with governmental authorities in criminal and civil actions.

5. ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG HEALTH RISKS
The use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs can cause a number of problematic changes in behavior and physiology. Alcohol or substance dependence occurs when a person continues their use despite recurrent social, interpersonal, physical, and/or legal consequences. For basic information about the risk of alcohol and other drugs please visit:

CDC Alcohol Use Facts

DrugAbuse.gov Consequences

Lock Haven University is committed to being drug free in the workplace. These policies, combined with alcohol and other drug prevention programs and intervention resources contribute greatly to the overall wellness and safety of both the individual employee and the greater LHU community.

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