Alcohol and Other Drug Policy

UGST is owned by the United Pentecostal Church International. It is expected that employees and students will conduct themselves in accordance with Christian principles both on and off the campus. Personal misconduct either on or off the campus by anyone connected with Urshan detracts from the Christian witness UGST strives to present to the world and hinders full accomplishment of the graduate school’s program. While at UGST, the student is expected to obey federal, state, and local laws. UGST and its employees will cooperate with law enforcement agencies during any investigation. Each student is also expected to obey rules and regulations established by Urshan. In all cases of violation of UGST’s rules and regulations, or of actions in violation of local, state, or federal laws, UGST reserves the right to proceed with its own disciplinary action independently of governmental charges or prosecution. There is no policy to await the outcome of governmental prosecution.

All students are expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct in accordance with Christian teaching and biblical ethics. UGST reserves the right to request withdrawal of any student at any time for causes deemed by the administration to justify suspension or expulsion.

The following policies prohibiting specific types of conduct are not designed to be a comprehensive, inclusive code. Any conduct violation of local, state, or federal laws, or any indecent or disorderly conduct disruptive of the orderly process of UGST’s educational program, may be grounds for disciplinary action.

The possession, use and sale of alcohol and illegal drugs are governed by UGST Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy and federal and state laws. Laws regarding the possession, sale, consumption or furnishing of alcohol is controlled by the Missouri Division of Alcohol & Tobacco Control (ATC). The possession, sale, manufacture or distribution of any controlled substance is illegal under both state and federal laws. It is unlawful to sell, furnish or provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21. Federal and state laws are enforced by UGST, and any violators are subject to institutional disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine and imprisonment.

UGST Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy

UGST is an alcohol and drug free campus. Students must refrain from using tobacco in any form, drinking alcoholic beverages, using illegal drugs, or abusing legal drugs.

Students and employees are advised of the policy at orientation and asked to comply with it via their code of conduct. Violation of the code of conduct will result in the institution imposing sanctions up to and including expulsion, termination of employment, and referral for prosecution. Both students and employees may seek a referral for treatment from the Dean of Students, or may call the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Referral Hotline at 800-662-HELP (800-662-4357).