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Alcohol & Other Drugs on Campus

All students enrolled at SIUE much comply with the Student Conduct code, as well as the Alcohol and Drug Policies established by the university. Full access to these policies can be found online at:

The use of alcoholic beverages in or on any property owned or controlled by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is governed by the laws of the State of Illinois and the regulations of the University. The use, sale, delivery, possession, and/or consumption of an alcoholic beverage by anyone under 21 years of age is illegal under both State and Federal laws. Such laws are strictly enforced by the SIUE Police Department. Violators are subject to University disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine, and/or imprisonment.

Under both State and Federal laws, the possession of any controlled substance is illegal unless medically prescribed by a licensed physician. It is also illegal under State and Federal laws to manufacture, sell, or distribute any controlled substance unless licensed to do so. Such laws are strictly enforced by the SIUE Police Department. It is also important to note that as of January 1, 2012 the state of Illinois enacted many new laws, including the ban of K2, or synthetic marijuana. Under this new legislation, it is a felony to buy, sell or possess the drug.

What happens if I get caught with alcohol or other drugs on campus?

University sanctions are independent of other sanctions that may be imposed as a result of civil or criminal prosecution. The sanctions listed may be imposed alone or in any combination. Prior determinations of misconduct under this or other student conduct policies may be considered in the determination of a sanction for a present violation.

Sanctions include: disciplinary reprimand, disciplinary probation, payment for the restoration of property or other costs incurred as a result of student misconduct, restricted access, community service, referral to BASICS/CASICS counseling, or mandated participation in counseling, diagnostic evaluation by a mental health professional other than University staff, restricted course enrollment, university residence probation, university residence transfer or separation, and separation from the University. Separation from the University may be for a specific period of time, an indefinite period of time, or permanent. A decision to permanently separate a student from the University is the responsibility of the Chancellor as provided in the Policies of the Board of Trustees.

On Campus Resources

SIUE Police Department

Emergencies- 911

Non-Emergencies- 618-650-3324

SIUE Counseling Services


Open M-F 8am-4:30pm

SIUE Health Services


Open M-F 8a-4:30pm

SIUE Student Affairs Office/Dean of Students


Community Resources

Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center

600 West Lincoln Street

Caseyville, IL, 62232


Chestnut Health Systems, Inc.

50 Northgate Industrial Drive

Granite City, IL, 62040


WellSpring Resources

2615 Edwards Street

Alton, IL, 62002


Christian Hospital Recovery Center

11125 Dunn Road

Suite 401

St. Louis, MO, 63136


Addiction Treatment Strategies

95 North Research Drive

Edwardsville, IL, 62025


Other Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Escape Cocaine ... and ALL other mind-altering substances Addiction Rehab Locator



Books on Addiction

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book by AA Services
  • Coming Clean by William Cloud & Robert Granfield
  • A Woman's Way through the Twelve Steps by Stephanie S. Covington
  • The Courage to Change by Dennis Wholey
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) by Janet Woititz

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