MIT students found to be in violation of the Institute’s alcohol and prohibited substances policies should expect to receive sanctions for those violations through the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, via the Committee on Discipline (COD). Sanctions are intended to be educational in nature so that students learn from the experience and the behavior(s) are not repeated in the future. Sanctions for alcohol and/or other drug violations include but are not limited to a letter to file warning, probation, attendance at an educational program or meeting, referral to a counseling program or therapist, work project or community restitution hours, loss of Institute-approved housing, suspension, expulsion, or another sanction deemed appropriate for the violation. The sanctions of disciplinary suspension and disciplinary expulsion will be strongly considered when a student is found to have violated the policy with regard to the sale, distribution, or social sharing of prohibited substances and when a student has failed to summon medical assistance for someone she or he knew, or reasonably should have known, to be in medical jeopardy due to alcohol or substance use.
Additionally, careful note should be taken that MIT will not provide protection or immunity from legal prosecution through existing city, state, or federal laws.