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Welcome to the new academic year at Black Hills State University. Whether you are a new student or a returning student, the faculty and staff at BHSU look forward to partnering with you on your academic journey.

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BHSU Alcohol & Drug Sanctions:

ALCOHOL

*All sanctions are situation specific – standard sanctions are changed to benefit the student’s educational experience.

Alcohol 1st Offence

  • $75 Fine
    • Pays for the Options Course
  • Options Course
    • Facilitated through BHSU Counseling Center
  • 6 academic months of University Probation
    • Staff is slightly more aware of their presence in the hall (nowhere near “Big Brother Status”)
    • If another violations occurs during this period sanctions are stiffer
    • Room search without consent/notice

Alcohol 2nd Offence

  • $100 Fine
    • Pays for the Options Course
  • Options Course (2nd Offence)
    • Facilitated through BHSU Counseling Center
    • A second Offence Options Course is more in-depth and conducted on a one-on-one with a counselor.
  • 1 Year of University Probation
    • Staff is slightly more aware of their presence in the hall (nowhere near “Big Brother Status”)
    • If another violations occurs during this period sanctions are stiffer
    • Room search without consent/notice
  • Potential parental notification

Alcohol 3rd Offence

  • $150 Fine
    • Pays for the Options Course
  • External Drug and Alcohol Evaluation
    • Should share the results of the evaluation with the hearing officer
    • Any recommendations will be taken into account for possible sanctions
  • Possible housing relocation
  • 1 Year of University Probation
    • Staff is slightly more aware of their presence in the hall (nowhere near “Big Brother Status”)
    • If another violations occurs during this period sanctions are stiffer
    • Room search without consent/notice
  • Potential parental notification
  • Possible loss of on campus housing privileges

MARIJUANA & OTHER DRUGS

*All sanctions are situation specific – standard sanctions are changed to benefit the student’s educational experience

Marijuana & Other Drugs 1st Offence

  • $75 Fine
    • Pays for the Options Course
  • Options Course (2nd Offence)
    • Facilitated through BHSU Counseling Center
  • 1 Year of University Probation
    • Staff is slightly more aware of their presence in the hall (nowhere near “Big Brother Status”)
    • If another violations occurs during this period sanctions are stiffer
    • Room search without consent/notice
  • Possible parental notification

Marijuana & Other Drugs 2nd Offence

  • $100 Fine
    • Pays for the Options Course
  • Options Course (2nd Offence)
    • Facilitated through BHSU Counseling Center
    • A second Offence Options Course is more in-depth and conducted on a one-on-one with a counselor.
  • 1 Year of University Probation
    • Staff is slightly more aware of their presence in the hall (nowhere near “Big Brother Status”)
    • If another violations occurs during this period sanctions are stiffer
    • Room search without consent/notice
  • Potential parental notification
  • Possible loss of on-campus housing privileges

Marijuana & Other Drugs 3rd Offence

  • $150 Fine
    • Pays for the Options Course
  • External Drug and Alcohol Evaluation
    • Should share the results of the evaluation with the hearing officer
    • Any recommendations will be taken into account for possible sanctions
  • 1 Year of University Probation
    • Staff is slightly more aware of their presence in the hall (nowhere near “Big Brother Status”)
    • If another violations occurs during this period sanctions are stiffer
    • Room search without consent/notice
  • Potential parental notification
  • Possible loss of on-campus housing privileges