Associate Vice President for Student Affairs: Proposal 1

Dear Students,

On Nov. 6, 2018, Michigan voters passed Proposal 1, legalizing personal possession and use of marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older. We wanted to make sure you are aware that there are existing federal laws and campus policies that are important to know and understand for our Aquinas community.

Although the Michigan proposal passed, under federal law, possession, use and distribution of marijuana remains illegal. Aquinas College receives federal funding that provides financial aid to students. Therefore, the College must comply with federal laws such as the Controlled Substances Act and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 as well as the College’s Student Conduct Code, which remains unchanged.

The Student Conduct Code prohibits the possession, use, sale or distribution of marijuana in any form on College premises or property controlled by the College. Additionally, the College has a tobacco-free campus policy. Violations of these policies are subject to sanctions according to the Aquinas College Code of Conduct and student conduct process.

Aquinas College remains committed to the health and wellness of our students and to providing a safe environment for learning and success. As always, for your safety and the safety of our campus community, please act responsibly. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Affairs office or Counseling, Health and Wellness.

Sincerely,

Brian Matzke
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs