Office of Student Affairs

  • Contact or Visit Us
  • Cassy Bailey, Dean of Students
  • 785.594.8431
  • fax: 785.594.4568
  • cassy.bailey@bakerU.edu
  • P.O. Box 65
  • Baldwin City, KS 66006-0065
  • Hours
  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Second Floor - Harter Union


Controlled-Substance Policy

The use possession, or distribution of narcotics or of illegal non-prescribed drugs such as marijuana, LSD, cocaine, etc, and of related drug paraphernalia is strictly prohibited on the campus and in University residences. The unauthorized use, possession, or sale of drugs sometimes prescribed for medicinal purposes (i.e. amphetamines, barbiturates, and tranquilizers) will not be tolerated at any time.

Sanctions for Controlled Substances Policy Violations

All violations of the controlled substances policy are designated as Level 3 violations; the University Conduct Board hears these complaints. At the discretion of the University Conduct Board, a student may accept responsibility on a first controlled-substance policy violation and be heard by an administrative hearing officer. Students found to be in violation of the controlled substances policy are subject to the possible sanctions listed below. Selling and distribution will be considered a weightier offense with more severe consequences. Additional conduct measures not appearing in the listings below may be imposed, as warranted, at the discretion of the University Conduct Board. Possible sanctions are as follows:

First Offense

  • Participation in the 3rd Millenniumclass, an online educational site (student is responsible for any associated costs)
  • Personal counseling (off-campus referrals to be undertaken at the student’s expense)
  • 12-16 hours of work for the University
  • Fine of up to $300
  • Parent/guardian notification upon completion of the conduct process
  • Removal from Baker-owned housing or change in housing assignment
  • Conduct warning
  • Conduct probation
  • Suspension/expulsion

Second Offense

  • Participation in the substance abuse subtle screening inventory through the Baker University Counseling Center (two counseling center visits minimum)
  • Personal counseling (off-campus referrals to be undertaken at the student’s expense)
  • 18 - 25 hours work for the University
  • Fine of up to $500
  • Parent/guardian notification upon completion of the conduct process
  • Removal from Baker-owned housing or change in housing assignment
  • Conduct probation
  • Suspension/expulsion

Third Offense

  • Personal counseling (off-campus referrals to be under taken at the student’s expense)
  • 26 - 35 hours of work for the University
  • Fine of up to $700
  • Parent/guardian notification upon completion of the conduct process
  • Removal from Baker-owned housing or change in housing assignment
  • Conduct probation
  • Suspension/expulsion

Health Risks Related to Substance Abuse

General health risks associated with the use of illegal drugs can be divided into two categories:

  1. Drug use that can destroy a healthy mind and body by outright organic damage, mental illness, malnutrition, and failure to get treatment of injuries or diseases
  2. Drug use that generally reduces the body’s natural immune system and increases the chances of infectious diseases

Drug overdose may cause psychosis, convulsions, coma or death.