ENMU-Roswell is a drug-free campus. Drug and alcohol abuse on campus poses a serious threat to the health and welfare of faculty, staff and students; impairs work and academic performance; jeopardizes the safety and well-being of other students and membersofthegeneral public; and conflicts with the responsibility of ENMU-Roswell to foster a healthy atmosphere for the pursuit of education and service.

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited on the premises of ENMU-Roswell, including, but not limited to its campus grounds, facilities, vehicles, or any activity held on campus premises. As a condition of enrollment, any student of ENMU-Roswell shall abide by the terms of the Drug-Free Campus Policy.

Legal Sanctions

Any legal sanctions will be in accordance with applicable state laws and local ordinances. Students and employees engaged in unlawful possession, distribution, or use of controlled substances may also be subject to expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution for violations of the standards of conduct.

Drug Free Schools Act of 1990

ENMU-Roswell, in compliance with the Drug Free Schools Act of 1990, has implemented a program to deter illicit possession, use, or distribution of controlled substances. ENMU-Roswell is committed to drug and alcohol education for students and staff and takes an active approach toward the health and safety of all members of the University community.

ENMU-Roswell recognizes the institution’s responsibility, but also holds the student and employee responsible for their own decisions/actions.

State and Federal Law

The ENMU-Roswell policy is in keeping with the education mission of the institution and applicable state laws governing controlled substances. The policy applies to the illegal possession, distribution and abuse of alcohol as defined in New Mexico statutes by both students and employees. Federal regulations prohibit possession and distribution of alcohol and illegal drugs and provide for penalties of imprisonment and fines. Specific language of the regulations can be obtained from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Education and Support

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell’s Division of Student Affairs offers confidential assistance to students for drug and/or alcohol prevention. These services include short-term counseling, problem assessment and referrals to outside agencies which include outpatient and self-help groups.

College Regulations

No alcoholic beverages are allowed on campus (i.e., public buildings, lounges, patios, foyers, arenas, parks, parking lots and other open spaces on campus). Violators of state statutes and/or university regulations governing the possession and/ or consumption of alcohol or controlled substances shall be subject to sanctions as set forth by ENMU-Roswell policy. This is in addition to the regulations and/or penalties described in the New Mexico state statutes. Residential students are individually responsible for maintaining an atmosphere and community in the residential areas that is in concert with the academic mission of the University. Drunken and/or disorderly behavior will not be tolerated.

ENMU-Roswell’s Drug-Free School policy requires the Division of Student Affairs to provide each student with a copy of the policy. The program also requires each student, as a condition of enrollment, to abide by ENMU-Roswell’s Drug and Alcohol

Policies. Those students who receive federal or state money under Financial Aid benefits must sign a certification of awareness of the University’s Drug-Free School policy and program.