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Dropping a class after the drop deadline will result in a 'W' on the transcript and applicable tuition charges.

Fall 2014 Enrollment
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Comprehensive Information

Basic Information

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Spring 2015 Enrollment
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Substance Abuse Policy

All members of the JMU community are expected to know and act in accordance with Virginia state laws concerning the purchase, possession, consumption, sale and storage of alcoholic beverages. Persons who violate state laws are subject to prosecution and University disciplinary action. Students are reminded of the following:

  • Individuals must be 21 years of age to buy, possess or drink alcoholic beverages.
  • Alcoholic beverages may not be sold or furnished to any person who at the time of the sale or exchange is underage or visibly under the influence of alcohol.
  • Falsely representing one's age for the purpose of purchasing or possessing alcohol is against state law
  • Drunkenness and possession of open containers of alcohol in public areas are prohibited
  • Alcoholic beverages may not be possessed, distributed or consumed at events open to the general university community and held on university property except when specific written approval has been obtained for the event in advance. Sponsors are responsible for assuring that all persons in attendance at an event comply with state alcohol law and university alcohol policy. More complete information about obtaining approval for such events is available.
  1. No student shall possess or distribute an illegal drug as defined by the Drug Control Act of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Such possession or distribution is prohibited in any building or on any property owned or operated by the University. Possession is defined to include any area or property for which the student is responsible.
  2. University policy conforms with state law in regard to drug paraphernalia.

Drug Policy Sanctions

James Madison University is committed to working against the illicit use of drugs and alcohol among students and employees. Community members who violate local, state or federal law concerning substance abuse/university standards of conduct will be subject to the imposition of university sanctions and referral for prosecution under the statutes of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Convictions for violations of these laws could result in fines, loss of driver's license and imprisonment. University sanctions could include penalties ranging from fines to suspension from the university.

Health Risks

Many physical and psychological health risks are associated with abuse of alcohol and other substances. Such behavior may result in problems in alcohol, work or relationships. Listed below are some health risks associated with substance abuse.

  • Difficulty with attention and learning.
  • Physical and psychological dependence.
  • Damage to the brain, liver and heart.
  • Unwanted sexual activity.
  • Accidents due to impaired judgement and coordination.

Staff members at the Health Center and the Counseling Center can provide you with additional information about these concerns. If you are worried about your own health or that of a friend, please consult one of the resouce people listed for assistance.

Campus Resources

Varner House:
Counseling and Student Development Center - 568-6552 

Montpelier Hall:
University Health Center - 568-6178
Student Wellness & Outreach - 568-2831
REACH Peer Educators - 568-7895
Substance Abuse Prevention Office - 568-3317


For additional information about local resources for treatment of substance abuse problems, consult the Counseling and Student Development Center or the Health Center.