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Office of Community Standards

Sanction Compliance

Students may be found responsible for violations of Community Standards that include the Alcohol and Other Drug Policies.  

Students who are found responsible for violations may be asked to complete one or more educational sanctions designed to inform students of healthy behavior and encourage consideration of changes to unhealthy behavior. There are several educational sanctions that a student may be asked to complete, outlined below.

AlcoholEdu - Sanctions Course

Some students may be asked to complete the AlcoholEdu for Sanctions online course produced by EverFi Inc. All survey responses are strictly confidential; Merrimack College will only receive information about the student body as whole and will never see individual student answers. Instructions to complete the course can be found here

Marijuana 101

Some students may be asked to complete the Marijuana 101 online course provided by 3rd Millenium Classrooms. All survey responses are strictly confidential; Merrimack College will only receive information about the student body as whole and will never see individual students’ answers. To begin:

1. Point your browser to www.3rdmilclassrooms.com.

2. Click on Begin Enrollment and choose College on the left side menu.

3. When directed to Enter Control Number, enter the code MACKMJ.

You do not include payment or credit card information on the enrollment form. You will receive your password on the screen and by email at the end of the enrollment process. You will receive an email 30 days after you finish the course reminding you to complete the required 15-minute Part 2 follow-up. You will not receive your Certificate of Completion until you finish Part 2. 

CHOICES

Some students may be asked to participate in a one-time group meeting/discussion with other students who have been found responsible for alcohol and/or drug violations. These groups are held once per month and are facilitated by the Office of Campus Life. To reserve a space in a meeting, please contact the Office of Campus Life by calling 978-837-5175. 

BASICS

Some students may be asked to meet with a college administrator on two occasions to discuss their alcohol or marijuana use. These students may call the Office of the Dean of Students (978-837-5175) to schedule meetings. Between the two meetings, students will be asked to complete a self-assessment of consumption patterns and risk factors. 

Students meeting to discuss their alcohol consumption should complete their self-assessment at the link found here.

Students meeting to discuss their marijuana consumption should complete their self-assessment at the link found here.

Community Service

Students who are sanctioned to complete a certain number of hours of community service should do so on their own schedule. It is not the responsibility of the Office of Community Standards to schedule service hours; however, service can be completed both on and off-campus. Any student who is sanctioned with community service hours should complete the community service verification form here.

Fines

The community standards are established to eliminate the use of fines outright as a sanction. However, students who do not complete educational sanctions by their given deadline may be assigned a fine. Fines for not completing educational sanctions can be paid in the Office of Community Standards on the third floor of the Sakowich Campus Center.