Help Is Available
A student who voluntarily seeks help for drug or alcohol abuse is not subject to disciplinary action; in fact, University officials will do everything they can to assist the student in obtaining appropriate treatment. If the student continues to use drugs and violates the Code of Student Conduct, then they do become subject to disciplinary actions.
Legal Sanctions for Illegal Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs
In addition to sanctions imposed by the University for violating the Alcohol Use Policy and the Drug Abuse Policy, a student may be subject to regulations of civil authorities. Various local, state and federal regulations prohibit the illegal use, possession and distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. Penalties for violation of such statutes vary depending on the type of drug, the amount of the drug involved, the type of violation, and in the case of alcohol, the age of the person involved.
Alcohol and Drug Education
Alcohol and Drug Education (ADE) at TCU is based on a philosophy of student development that incorporates personal and community wellness. The mission of the program is to enhance students’ overall academic experiences and personal development through the promotion of responsible decision making and healthy lifestyle choices, especially regarding alcohol and other drugs. ADE encourages students to develop a sense of responsibility for themselves, for others, and for the university by assuming leadership in setting behavioral norms for the campus community members, both on and off campus. Appropriate bystander behavior is expected.
The staff in ADE provide educational screenings and consultations for individuals and groups, counseling services, referrals to treatment, and recovery support through the Collegiate Recovery Community. ADE staff also offer expertise in prevention programming and training. Programs designed for academic classes, student organization, student leader groups, and others may be individually tailored to meet the specific needs of the group requesting the presentation.
Anyone interested in services available through the Alcohol & Drug Education is encouraged to visit the office (Samuelson Hall, Lower Level, co-located with the Counseling & Mental Health Center) or to call 817-257-7100.