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Beta Gamma Nu Alcohol and Drug Policy

Purpose:
In compliance with Federal, States and University statutory requirements, Beta Gamma Nu is committed to a drug-free environment where students can pursue a higher education free of illegal drugs and alcohol abuse. The purpose of this policy is to create an environment healthy and conductive toward our educational goals for all the members of this fraternity and the community at large.

Scope:
This policy applies to all members of the fraternity (actives, non-actives, and alumni) and all perspective members, pledges, colonies and interest groups. Also, this policy applies to all members of Beta Gamma Nu where Beta Gamma Nu is being represented in an official manner.

Rules of Compliance:

  1. The consumption, possession, purchase, sale of alcohol shall be prohibited to any one under the age of 21
  2. The consumption of alcohol is prohibited in any Beta Gamma Nu event unless it is of a social nature and then moderation must be encourage and practiced.
  3. Alternative food and non-alcoholic beverages shall be provided at any Beta Gamma Nu social event where alcohol is available.
  4. Beta Gamma Nu Chapters will not use their funds to buy alcohol for any purpose.
  5. Members of the fraternity will not consume alcohol in public while wearing fraternity letters.
  6. The abuse of a control substance will not be tolerated in any Beta Gamma Nu functions, events, meeting, sponsor events, socials, parties, and/or where the fraternity is being represented in an official manner.
  7. The consumption, possession, purchase, selling, manufacturing, distributing, dispensation or transfer of any illegal drugs will not be tolerated in any Beta Gamma Nu event, function, meeting, sponsor event, socials, parties, and/or where the fraternity is being represented in an official manner.
  8. The consumption, or the use of inhalants will not be tolerated in any Beta Gamma Nu event, function, meeting, sponsor event, socials, parties, and/or where the fraternity is being represented in an official manner
  9. All undergraduate actives members must complete an Alcohol and Drug Abuse class/ program yearly set by the university or with the National chapter.
  10. Any member in violation of this policy will be immediately put upon National judicial review.


Definitions:

The term "alcohol" includes: alcohol, spirits, liquor, wine, beer, and every liquid or solid containing alcohol, spirits, wine, or beer and which contains one-half of 1 percent more of alcohol by volume and which is fit for beverage purposes either alone or when diluted, mixed or combined with other substances (Business and Professions Code, Sections 23004). The term "illicit drug" includes any dangerous drug, restricted drug, or narcotic as those terms are used in California Statutes, and all substances regulated under federal law through the Controlled Substances Act, including but not limited to marijuana, cocaine derivatives, heroin, "crack," amphetamines, barbiturates, LSD, PCP, and substances typically known as "designer drugs" such as "ecstasy" and "eve."

Penalties:

California law*defines penalties that apply to anyone convicted of the manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of controlled substances.


Misdemeanor
convictions for workplace and campus drug violations can result in a fine, community service, and incarceration of up to one year.


Felony
convictions for workplace and campus drug use can result in substantial fines and a lengthy sentence in state prison. Most drug-use convictions are defined as felony acts.


Violation of campus regulations subjects students to disciplinary actions and sanctions which may include expulsion, suspension, probation, withdrawal of financial aid or lesser sanctions.


Violation of the University policy or conviction of a drug offense while on campus or off campus when in work status by faculty or staff shall be grounds for appropriate disciplinary actions up to and including dismissal. Violation of this policy will be subject to National Judicial Review where including but not limited to probation, suspension, excommunication from the fraternity can result.
(BGN Policy Revise 8/08)