POLICY ON CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES ACT OF 1989

The Congress of the United States has established legislation which requires educational institutions to provide information to students and employees regarding illicit drugs and alcohol abuse. This legislation is commonly referred to as the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989. Colleges and universities are asked to certify that they attempt to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and/or distribution of drugs and alcohol by students and employees.

National Louis University is committed to maintaining a drug-free environment for students and employees. Policies pertaining to alcohol and substance abuse are found in the Student Information and Regulations section. Disciplinary sanctions which National Louis University may impose for violations of University policies are found under the Student Hearing and Appeal System section of this Student Guidebook.

The following material contains information about penalties which may be imposed by local, state or federal authorities and descriptions of health risks when various substances are used.

National Louis University is committed to maintaining a drug-free environment for students and employees. Any students who would like to receive additional information or confidential assistance may contact the Office of Student Affairs.

ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY SUMMARY AND EDUCATIONAL GUIDELINES

National Louis University forbids the unlawful use, possession, distribution, or sale of drugs or alcohol by a student or employee anywhere on University property.

Substance Alcohol
at .10 blood alcohol concentration and above
Cannabis
Marijuana Hash/Hash Oil THC
Cocaine
includes crack cocaine
Effects of Occasional and Extended Use
  • impaired motor abilities
  • reduced judgments
  • sleepiness
  • increased sexual desire, but reduced ability to perform
  • nausea, vomiting
  • liver disorders
  • alcoholic hepatitis
  • alcoholic cirrhosis
  • cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, liver, esophagus, breast
  • fetal alcohol syndrome (most common symptom is mental retardation
  • diminished short-term memory, motivation and cognition, coordination, concentration, oral communication, and reaction time
  • anxiety and panic reactions
  • carcinogenic elements in smoke
  • damaged lungs and respiratory system
  • increased likelihood of risk taking
  • seizures
  • sleeplessness
  • paranoia
  • irregular heartbeat
  • can cause sudden death by stroke or heart failure even in young users
  • cocaine psychosis (paranoia and hallucinations)
  • ulceration of mucous membranes in the nose
  • sexual dysfunction
  • during pregnancy: severe physical and emotional problems in babies
Local Treatment The National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline 1-800-662-HELP (An information and referral line that directs callers to treatment centers in the local community)


Students/employees in violation of state, federal, or other local regulations with respect to illegal drugs or alcohol may be subject to both criminal prosecution and University disciplinary action.*

Depressants
Tranquilizers
Barbiturates
Methaqualone
Other Stimulants (excluding cocaine)
Amphetamines
Methamphetamines
Psychedelics
LSD
Mescaline
Psilocybin Phencyclidine (PCP)
MDMA (Ecstasy)
MDA
Narcotics
Opium
Morphine
Codeine
Thebaine
Heroin
Methadone
Darvon
Demerol
  • dangerous effects when mixed with alcohol
  • calmness and relaxed muscles
  • slurred speech
  • staggering gait
  • loss of motor coordination
  • altered perceptions
  • respiratory depression, which can result in coma or death
  • disruption of normal sleep cycle
  • during pregnancy: birth defects, brain tumors in children
  • tolerance develops severe withdrawal symptoms
  • physical and psychological dependence
  • increased heart and respiratory rates
  • elevated blood
  • decreased appetites
  • headaches
  • blurred vision
  • dizziness
  • sleeplessness
  • anxiety
  • amphetamine psychosis (violent behavior, hallucinations, delusions, paranoia)
  • drug tolerance and dependency
  • mood swings
  • ulcers
  • mental confusion
  • distorted sense of distance, space and time
  • blockage of pain sensation
  • nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
  • severe mood disorders: panic, depression, anxiety
  • greater suggestibility and feelings of invulnerability
  • unpredictable reactions if drugs are "cut" with impurities
  • tolerance after 3-4 daily doses (higher doses are required t
  • produce same effects)
  • feelings of euphoria followed by drowsiness
  • nausea and vomiting
  • respiratory depression
  • central nervous system depression
  • use of unsterile needles promotes: AIDS, Hepatitis B, Endocarditis (infection in heart)
  • women depen-dent on opiates have mul-tiple pregnancy complications: spontaneous abortions, still births, anemia and diabetes

* Policies in regard to student alcohol and substance abuse are in this Student Guidebook and discipline procedures are in accordance with the Student Hearing and Appeal System. Faculty and staff are subject to the policies of the Human Resource Department.

CRIMINAL SANCTIONS

Federal Trafficking Penalties As of November 18, 1988

DRUG QUANTITY 1st OFFENSE PENALTY 2nd OFFENSE PENALTY
Methamphetamine 0-99 gm or 100-999 gm mixture
100 gm or more or 1 kg or more mixture
Not less than 5 years.
Not more than 40 years.
Not less than 10 years.
Not more than life.
Not less than 10 years.
Not more than life.
Not less than 20 years.
Not more than life.
Heroin 100-999 gm mixture
1 kg or more mixture
Not less than 5 years.
Not more than 40 years.
Not less than 10 years.
Not more than life.
Not less than 10 years.
Not more than life.
Not less than 20 years.
Not more than life.
Cocaine 500-4,999 gm mixture
5 kg or more mixture
Not less than 5 years.
Not more than 40 years.
Not less than 10 years.
Not more than life.
Not less than 10 years.
Not more than life.
Not less than 20 years.
Not more than life.
Cocaine Base 5-49 gm mixture
50 mg or more mixture
If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years. Not more than life.
If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years. Not more than life.
If death or serious injury, not less than life.
If death or serious injury, not less than life.
PCP 10-99 gm or 100-999 gm mixture
100 gm or more or 1 kg or more mixture
If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years. Not more than life.
Fine of not more than $4 million individual, $10 million other than individual.
If death or serious injury, not less than life.
Fine of not more than $8 million individual, $20 million other than individual.
LSD 1-10 gm mixture
10 gm or more mixture
Fine of not more than $2 million individual, $5 million other than individual.
Fine of not more than $4 million individual, $10 million other than individual.
Fine of not more than $4 million individual, $10 million other than individual.
Fine of not more than $8 million individual, $20 million other than individual.
Fentanyl 40-399 gm mixture
400 gm or more mixture
Fine of not more than $2 million individual, $5 million other than individual.
Fine of not more than $4 million individual, $10 million other than individual.
Fine of not more than $4 million individual, $10 million other than individual.
Fine of not more than $8 million individual, $20 million other than individual.

 

DRUG QUANTITY 1st OFFENSE PENALTY 2nd OFFENSE PENALTY
Fentanyl Analogue 10-99 gm mixture
100 gm or more mixture
Fine of not more than $2 million individual, $5 million other than individual.
Fine of not more than $4 million individual, $10 million other than individual.
Fine of not more than $4 million individual, $10 million other than individual.
Fine of not more than $8 million individual, $20 million other than individual.
OTHERS* Any Not more than 5 years. Fine not more than $250,000 individual, $1 million not individual. Not more than 30 years. If death or serious injury, life. Fine $2 million individual, $10 million not individual.
    Not more than 3 years. Fine not more than $250,000 individual, $1 million not individual. Not more than 10 years. Fine not more than $500,000 individual, $2 million not individual.
    Not more than 1 years. Fine not more than $100,000 individual, $250,000 not individual. Not more than 6 years. Fine not more than $200,000 individual, $2 million not individual. Not more than 2 years. Fine not more than $200,000 individual, $500,000 not individual.

* Does not include marijuana, hashish, or hash oil. (See separate chart.)

Law as originally enacted states 100 gm. Congress requested to make technical correction to 1 kg.

Federal Trafficking PenaltiesMarijuana

DRUG QUANTITY 1st OFFENSE PENALTY 2nd OFFENSE PENALTY
1,000 kg or more or 1,000 or more plants Marijuana mixture containing detectable quantity* Not less than 10 years. Not more than life. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years, not more than life. Fine not more than $4 million individual, $10 million other than individual. Not less than 20 years, not more than life. If death or serious injury, not less than life. Fine not more than $8 million individual, $20 million other than individual.
100-1,000 kg or 100-999 plants Marijuana mixture containing detectable quantity* Not less than 5 years, not more than 40 years. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years. Fine not more than $2 million individual, $5 million other than individual. Not less than 10 years, not more than life. If death or serious injury, not less than life. Fine not more than $4 million individual, $10 million other than individual.
50-100 kg
10-100 kg
1-100 kg
50-99 plants
Marijuana
Hashish
Hashish Oil
Marijuana
Not more than 20 years.
If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years, not more than life. Fine not more than $1 million individual, $5 million other than individual.
Not more than 30 years.
If death or serious injury, not less than life. Fine not more than $4 million individual, $10 million other than individual.
Less than 50 kg
less than 10 kg
less than 1 kg
Marijuana
Hashish
Hashish Oil
Not more than 5 years.
Fine not more than $250,000 individual, $1 million other than individual.
Not more than 10 years.
Fine $500,000 individual, $2 million other than individual.

* Includes hashish and hashish oil. (Marijuana is a Schedule I Controlled Substance.)

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

     

     

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard
    Suite 102
    Tampa, Florida 33634
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    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
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