Policies and Point System
Pennsylvania Law and SU Code of Conduct
University upholds all federal, state, and local laws as well as their own policies and
procedures for alcohol and other drugs. These policies can be found beginning on page 109 of the Swataney Student Handbook. The Shippensburg
University community is encouraged to read and become familiar with this
SU Alcohol and Other Drug Point System
The SU AOD Point System was developed to provide clarity around how the
University responds when students are involved in alcohol and/or other
drug-related issues. Each judicial violation
includes “points,” which refer to the level of risk a specific violation
carries toward student success and safety.
The more points a student has the more at risk they are for experiencing
alcohol or other drug-related harm. The points DO ACCUMULATE if a student
receives more than one violation. Students receive
services through the Connection Alcohol and Other Drug Program which are
designed to help identify any additional risk factors that could jeopardize
their college success.
SU Drug-Free Policy
Drug-Free Campus Policy
Medical Amnesty Policy
At Shippensburg University, students’ safety is paramount. If a student has been drinking but suspects that a friend is in danger or suffering from alcohol poisoning, a student can call for help without fear of legal consequences (immunity from prosecution) due to our Medical Amnesty policy and the PA Medical Amnesty Law.