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suspended from college, what to do?

jman123hjman123h Posts: 3Registered User New Member
edited March 2011 in College Life
My first semester freshman year (this past fall), I was placed on disciplinary probation, and then had a serious alcohol violation following that. I was suspended for the rest of the semester. I appealed the suspension, was able to finish the fall semester and was reinstated for the Spring semester following the completion of alcohol counseling over break.

I went back this semester, and had a new roommate. I was still drinking and smoking a little bit, but being responsible about doing it. My roommate reported me for being drunk and smoking weed, which they were able to prove based my roommate and his friend's admission of seeing me possess paraphernalia.

I was suspended for the remainder of this spring semester, and the fall. Upon completion of more alcohol/drug counseling I can return in the Fall.

Is this something that will permanently damage my resume? Will another school take me?
I do attend one of the top 10 undergrad business programs in the country.

What's the next step?
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Replies to: suspended from college, what to do?

  • DCHurricaneDCHurricane Posts: 2,976- Senior Member
    Stop drinking and doing drugs so much? They haven't done much good for you so far have they?
  • PlattsburghLoserPlattsburghLoser Posts: 5,487Registered User Senior Member
    You were being responsible while breaking the law?

    I need to remember that one the next time I have a run in with the popo.
  • fauvefauve Posts: 3,146Registered User Senior Member
    Transcript- probably ruined. Check how your school reports suspensions.

    Your resume will have big blanks of time for your suspensions. Both schools and employers will ask about them.

    Will another school take you? Impossible to predict.

    Next step- rehab? If you were not able to stop the drinking and weed after the first suspension, maybe you can't control your habits or you could not imagine the consequences. Please discuss this option with your parents.
  • XX55XXXX55XX Posts: 1,014Registered User Member
    Where I go to school, no one gets in any serious trouble for drinking. If you do get caught (and only an RA has the power to report such an incident to the Office of Residential Life) they usually banish you to the crappiest dorms on campus the following semester and report the incident to your parents.

    However, if you are caught with illegal drugs, such a charge usually results in immediate expulsion from the university, with little chance for appeal.

    I highly recommend in enrolling in rehab. Clean yourself up, don't drink or smoke weed ever again, and finish your education already.
  • TwistedxKissTwistedxKiss Posts: 2,535Registered User Senior Member
    "they usually banish you to the crappiest dorms on campus the following semester and report the incident to your parents."

    How can they do that if you are over 18?
  • XX55XXXX55XX Posts: 1,014Registered User Member
    How can they do that if you are over 18?

    Excuse me. Could be a mistake on my part. But I have heard that they do notify parents if you become intoxicated to the point where you require hospitalization.
  • JimgotkpJimgotkp Posts: 2,854Registered User Senior Member
    ^Yeah that is true. My friends parents have been notified when my friend went to the hospital and had to get the alcohol pumped out.

    You should beat the crap out of your new roommate for being a snitch along with your "friends". Keep livin' the high life man :)
  • DCHurricaneDCHurricane Posts: 2,976- Senior Member
    Yep, your parents are usually put down as emergency contacts.

    And don't take Jim's advice seriously. You obviously have a problem if after being suspended temporarily for drinking, you continued to drink and even smoke. Were you doing it in the dorm?
  • CaillebotteCaillebotte Posts: 1,546Registered User Senior Member
    So I'm guessing the OP goes to either Notre Dame or BYU. That's gotta suck. Alcohol violations elicit little more than a yawn at most schools and possession is usually a wrist slap unless you're dealing or something.
  • maxellismaxellis Posts: 1,172Registered User Senior Member
    Wow, your roommate is a for ratting you out.
  • mephist0mephist0 Posts: 734Registered User Member
    what is a "serious alcohol violation"? At my school, most of those policies are hardly enforced and you need to have 2+ incidents just to get onto disciplinary probation
  • JahabaJahaba Posts: 814Registered User Member
    I think he might go to Villanova based on his other two posts.
  • TwistedxKissTwistedxKiss Posts: 2,535Registered User Senior Member
    Going to the hospital for alcohol poisoning and being caught by the RA with alcohol are, in theory, two entirely different things.
  • JahabaJahaba Posts: 814Registered User Member
    Depending on the college and your family, it might be better to have died of organ failure on a slab at the local E.R. than to be caught with illegal drugs. Well, it wouldn't be better but it'd be really, really close.
  • TwistedxKissTwistedxKiss Posts: 2,535Registered User Senior Member
    I'm not sure who you were responding to, but I just meant in terms of whether or not your parents are allowed to be notified.
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