In conjunction with the state of Tennessee and the UTM Standards of Conduct the following policy refers to any student that is found guilty of violating any ordinances in regard to the consumption, presence, possession, and/or use of alcohol. This policy applies to any notification received by the Office of Student Conduct whether on or off campus.
Revisions have been implemented effective January 22, 2009. These revisions also support state legislature Tennessee Public Chapter no. 1189. This policy now mandates that all institutions of higher education shall notify parents of students under the age of 21 in the event of such a violation.
Our procedures for addressing students who violate the university’s alcohol policy are:
- First Offense and/or Arrest: Parental and/or guardian notification will be issued in accordance to APA procedures, Disciplinary probation (TBA-may or may not include a loss of privileges and/or scholarships) and mandated completion of the eCHUG Alcohol program.
The eCHUG course is a an online alcohol awareness and prevention program that can be taken at the following link: https://interwork.sdsu.edu/echeckup/usa/alc/coll/index.php?id=UTM&hfs=false
- Second Offense and/or Arrest: Parental and/or guardian notification; Indefinite Disciplinary probation (TBA-may or may not include a loss of privileges and/or scholarships), additional counseling sessions (TBA) and a $100.00 monetary fine, payable within7-10 days of notification. In addition, a mandated Alcohol/Drug (A&D) Assessment examination under the supervision of the UT Martin Counseling Center. The Counseling Center is located in the Student Health and Counseling Building, (731) 881-7750.
- Third Offense and/or Arrest: Suspension from the University. Additional sanctions may be recommended at the discretion of the Office of Student Conduct.
Additional sanctions may be recommended at the discretion of the Office of Student Conduct.
It is our sincere hope that the procedures that we have in place coupled with the pursuit of the educational goals will assist all UTM students in gaining a clearer understanding of the law and the hazards associated with the illegal and/or overindulgence of the consumption of alcoholic beverages at such a vulnerable period in their lives, regardless of age.