Alcohol and Drug Policies

Alcohol and Drug Policies

If a student is found responsible for violating the code of conduct, they can expect part of their sanctioning to be a change in their disciplinary status. The discipline statuses that result from alcohol and drug policy violations are Disciplinary Reprimand and Disciplinary Probation.

Alcohol Policies


The most common violations of the student code relate to the policies concerning the choices students make with regards to alcohol. The student code reflects the reality that alcohol is illegal for students under the age of 21 to consume, possess, or obtain. It also contains policies meant to address the environment that results both on and off-campus when students choose to use alcohol. 

The following policies are those for which a conduct status of Disciplinary Reprimand:

  • Possession of Alcohol (Code 3.1)
  • Use of Alcohol (Code 3.2)
  • Irresponsible Alcohol Use (Code 3.3)
  • Misrepresentation of Age (Code 3.5)
  • Alcohol Container Collections (Code 3.7)
  • Presence of Alcohol (Code 4.2)

The following policies are those for which a conduct status of Disciplinary Probation:

  • Intoxication (Code 2.1)
  • Procurement of Alcohol (Code 3.4)
  • Hosting Alcohol Use in the Residence Halls (Code 3.6)

All conduct incidents are different. The likelihood of a student receiving reprimand or Probation for the violations listed above depends on a number of factors. One of these factors is whether the student involved has any prior findings of responsibility for violating the code of conduct. Sanctioning will also depend on the presence of aggravating and/or mitigating factors involved in the incident. These will be considered during the student's Preliminary Conference Meeting.

Students who are found responsible for violating the alcohol policies above may also be asked to complete other sanctions related to their violation(s). These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Disciplinary fines
  • Alcohol education classes
  • Reflection papers or journaling
  • Community engagement sanctions (programming, etc.)
  • Alcohol counseling or use assessment

Drug Policies


Creighton University is committed to upholding local, state, and federal laws pertaining to the possession, use, and/or distribution of illegal drugs, and the misuse/abuse of prescription drugs. The student code of conduct lists the following as drug-related violations:

  • Selling and/or Distributing Illegal Drugs (Code 3.8)
  • Unlawful Possession of Drugs and/or Drug Paraphernalia (Code 3.9)
  • Unlawful Use of Drugs and/or Drug Paraphernalia (Code 3.10)
  • Presence of Drugs (Code 4.3)

Sanctions for drug-related violations of the student code of conduct are determined on a case by case basis. Students who violate these drug policies can expect to be sanctioned with an elevated discipline status, but the Office of Community Standards and Wellbeing does not preemptively suggest that any particular status is more appropriate than any other with drug-related violations.