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Drug Violations


Barry University condemns the possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and the abuse of drugs/substances, whether prescriptive or non-prescriptive. Any student found to be in the possession of, using, selling, trading, or offering for sale illicit drugs or alcohol on the university's property or as part of the university's activities will be subject to disciplinary action as well as applicable local, state, and federal laws.

The Department of Housing and Residence Life will conduct random searches in all residence halls in conjunction with our local law enforcement department.


The enforcement of violations of the Student Code of Conduct with regard to drugs will be addressed through the University’s’ student conduct process. The following are general guidelines regarding sanctions which may be applied to students found to have violated the Student Code of Conduct:

  1. First Drug Violation
    • Possible Housing Probation
    • Possible loss of University housing
    • Possible University Probation
    • Possible educational course
    • Mandated assessment
    • Parental notification
  2. Second Drug Violation
    • Loss of University housing
    • Possible university suspension or expulsion
    • Parental notification

Federal laws governing the privacy of student records, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) permits colleges and universities to inform the family of a student under 21 years of age when their student has been found in violation of university alcohol or drug rules and/or in the case of a health or safety emergency.

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