Alcohol and Other Drugs: Policies and Procedures

University Policy and Guidelines on the Use of Alcohol by Students

Student Affairs Policy STAF 3.02

Student Affairs Policy STAF 3.02 is related to alcohol on campus (possession and consumption, permitted areas, prohibited areas, and sanctions) as well as guidelines for registering events where beer or wine is served, consumed, or present.  The full version of Student Affairs Policy STAF 3.02 can be accessed at http://www.sc.edu/policies/staf302.pdf .
 

USC Drug Policy

Student Affairs Policy STAF 3.18

Student Affairs Policy STAF 3.18 pertains to the University of South Carolina's policies on drugs.  It includes the University of South Carolina's philosophy on drugs, programs and services pertaining to drug education, prevention, intervention, and treatment, legal aspects and consequences, the university disciplinary process, drug-free workplace policy, and eligibility to receive financial aid.  Student Affairs Policy STAF 3.18 can be viewed in its entirety at http://www.sc.edu/policies/staf318.pdf.

Information and Resources: Alcohol and Other Drugs

Alcohol and Other Drug Resources

AA – Alcoholics Anonymous
A 12-step program for those who have a desire to stop drinking. Regular meetings are held in the campus vicinity and at other locations in the community. (24 Hour Service – 803-254-5301)

Academic Courses
Courses related specifically to alcohol and other drugs are offered by some academic departments. "Alcohol and Drug Studies," an interdisciplinary program leading to a certificate of graduate study, is available. (803-777-4243 or 803-777-4862)

ACOA Group and Recovery Group
Free campus support groups available to help individuals identify and explore issues or problems related to substance abuse. For more information contact the USC Counseling and Human Development Center. (803-777-5223)

Al – Anon
A 12-step program to help family members and friends of addicted individuals. Regular meetings are held near campus and at other locations in the community. (803-735-9944)

Athletic Compliance Office
This appointed body oversees education, drug testing, and directed assessment and counseling for student athletes. (803-777- 7662)

Campus Law Enforcement and Safety
Your resource for assistance with campus emergencies and safety information. (803-777-8400)

Carolina Campus Ministries
A network of USC-affiliated chaplain or counselor members. Consult the USC directory for a specific chaplain or counselor. (803-777-5782)

Counseling and Human Development Center
The Center offers free individual and group counseling, marital and relationship counseling, crisis intervention, psychological assessment, biofeedback training, outreach programming, and consultation for the USC community. Psychiatric services are also available. (803-777-5223)

Employee Assistance Program
A resource for faculty and staff. Contact the System Personnel Division at 900 Assembly Street for further information. (803-777-3824)

Gamblers Anonymous International Service Office
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.  Local meetings are held in conjunction with LRADAC.

L/RADAC – Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Council
LRADAC, The Behavioral Health Center of the Midlands is the county authority for the prevention, intervention and treatment of substance abuse for Richland and Lexington Counties. LRADAC offers a wide variety of programs to combat substanc abuse in our community. If you or someone you know needs help, please call 803-256-3100 or visit www.LRADAC.org.  The Alcohol Diversionary Program (ADP) is designed to discourage future underage drinking through a series of sessions that help achieve attitude and behavior changes in young people.  For more information, call 803-576-1850.

NA – Narcotics Anonymous
NA is a 12-step program for recovery from drug addiction. Regular meetings are held in the campus area and in the community. (803-254-6262)

Office of Substance Abuse Prevention and Education
The purpose of the Office of Substance Abuse Prevention and Education is to actively promote low-risk, healthy choices about the use of alcohol, other drugs, and the associated behaviors by providing preventive and educational services as well as substance-free events for USC students.

Psychological Service Center
Staffed by graduate students pursuing their doctoral degrees in Clinical Community Psychology, the campus resource offers a wide variety of services including psychological testing and group therapy. (803-734-0378)

Residence Hall Staff
Your RA or RHD (Residence Advisor or Residence Hall Director) can provide a source of support, guidance or information.

Thomson Student Health Center
A resource providing treatment of illness or injury in the student community, preventive medicine and health education. (803-777-3174) The Open Door Health and Wellness Programs offer many services, including "Stop Smoking Clinics." (803-777-8248)

Health and Safety Risks concerning Alcohol and Other Drugs:

For further information on these topics, please see written materials from the Office of Substance Abuse Prevention and Education located in the Russell House West Wing, or visit the website at www.sa.sc.edu/sape.

Information on South Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Laws

South Carolina State Laws on Alcohol and Other Drugs:

For more information and to see a complete list of the most up to date SC State Laws regarding alcohol, marijuana and other drugs please visit the Office of Substance Abuse Prevention and Education website at www.sa.sc.edu/sape.

Information on South Carolina Drug Laws

South Carolina State Laws on Alcohol and Other Drugs:

For more information and to see a complete list of the most up to date SC State Laws regarding alcohol, marijuana and other drugs please visit the Office of Substance Abuse Prevention and Education website at www.sa.sc.edu/sape.

Selected Information on Federal Drug Laws

Office of Substance Abuse Prevention and Education:

The Substance Abuse Prevention and Education Office (SAPE) at the University of South Carolina serves to educate students so that they can make informed and responsible decisions regarding substance-related behavior and other student-wellness issues. Through collaboration with other service areas and departments on campus, SAPE provides programs, services, and resources that encourage students to recognize that their decisions impact not only themselves, but also the greater University and City of Columbia communities.

SAPE Provides resources to the campus community such as:

Educational Programming to Reduce Risk

University Alcohol Policy Workshops

Peer Education Team

Substance-Free Programming like the Great Gamecock Tailgate Party before each home football game

Online Alcohol Education course for all new students to the Columbia campus

Assessment partnerships to assist students who may have issues with Alcohol and Other Drugs

For more information and a comprehensive overview of the SAPE Office services please visit: www.sa.sc.edu/sape.

University and South Carolina Policies and Procedures

University Policy & Guidelines on the Use of Alcohol by Students

USC Drug Policy

Information and Resources: Alcohol and Other Drugs

Information on South Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Laws

Information on South Carolina Drug Laws

Selected Information on Federal Drug Laws

Alcohol and Drug Programs