Student Alcohol/Other Drug Policy & Tobacco Free College Policy

NDSCS Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Policy

Regardless of a person’s age, the manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, transportation, possession, use or consumption of alcohol (in any form), and/or possession or display of empty alcohol beverage containers anywhere on NDSCS owned or controlled property and/or sponsored or supervised events is prohibited.

Possession, consumption, being under the influence, or transport of illegal drugs or any other controlled substances not prescribed to you is prohibited. The manufacture, exchange, distribution, purchase or sale of illegal drugs or controlled substance is prohibited. The possession of drug paraphernalia for illegal drug use is prohibited.

NDSCS prohibits the use of all tobacco/nicotine products on College property including off property, College-sponsored events/activities. This prohibition includes indoors, outdoors, College vehicles, and/or personal vehicles while on College property. NDSCS prohibits the use and possession of all electronic nicotine delivery devices in College-owned residential buildings.

Students may face sanctions under this code for alcohol related incidents occurring off college property. Such incidents include but are not limited to: minor in possession/consumption/under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, public consumption of alcohol or other drugs, and providing alcohol to a minor.

In addition to prohibiting active participation in alcohol consumption, the NDSCS Code prohibits passive participation, which is defined as being present and having reasonable knowledge that a code violation is taking place.

In addition to prohibiting active participation in alcohol consumption, the NDSCS Code prohibits passive participation, which is defined as being present while a violation is occurring, actively encouraging a violation to occur, or failing to report an alleged conduct violation.

Students are expected to make decisions that align with the Code, and those decisions include:

  • Leaving the situation immediately,
  • Encouraging individuals to cease the behavior,
  • Leaving the situation immediately and reporting the alleged violation(s), or
  • Staying and being charged with a violation of the Code.

Passive participants may be sanctioned to the same extent as if they had committed the prohibited act. Students are accountable for their guests’ conduct and may be sanctioned under this provision as if they had committed the violations themselves.

Parents or guardians of students under the age of 21 may be contacted by an NDSCS administrator following alcohol and/or other drug related policy violations.

Please see the NDSCS Student Rights and Responsibilities: A Code of Conduct for information related to sanctions. More information can be found at