Student Alcohol Policy
TSTC Harlingen policy prohibits the possession, sale, or use of alcoholic beverages on college premises. Students on college property or at a college-related, sponsored, or oriented activity under the influence of alcohol will be referred to College Police. Upon the initial alcohol-related violation of the Code of Student Conduct, students will be referred to the Vice President of Student Development or designee and given a written warning with a requirement to attend TSTC’s Alcohol Awareness Course, a six-hour workshop provided by the TSTC Counseling Center and designed to assist the student in understanding his or her alcohol-related behavior and to improve decision-making skills. Upon a second alcohol-related violation, the student will be placed on disciplinary probation; other conditions may also be attached to the probation depending on the severity of the violation. Should a third alcohol-related violation occur, the student will be suspended from TSTC for a period of one year. Violators may also be subject to criminal prosecution.
Students should contact the Counseling Center for information about alcohol counseling, treatment and rehabilitation programs.