Nova Southeastern University Student Handbook 23 Healthy Lifestyles Guided Self-Change Program For an appointment, call (954) 262-5968 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 3300 S. University Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-2004 nova.edu/gsc Florida Department of Children and Families Substance Abuse Program Office 1317 Winewood Boulevard Bldg. 6, Room 299 Tallahassee, FL 32399 (850) 487-2920 myflfamilies.com/service-programs/substance-abuse Broward Behavioral Health Coalition 1715 SE 4th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 622-8121 bbhcflorida.org Alcoholics Anonymous: (954) 462-0265 Narcotics Anonymous: (954) 476-9297 When you use or deal in drugs or abuse alcohol, you also risk incarceration and/or fines. The Federal Sentencing Guidelines outline federal penalties for trafficking in drugs. In addition to the federal sanctions, Florida Statutes provide sanctions in regard to the use, possession, and/or sale of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol. Punishment varies depending upon the amount and type of drug and/or alcohol involved. Felony convictions range from one year to life imprisonment. Misdemeanor convictions range from less than 60 days to one-year imprisonment. For additional information, please refer to Chapters 316 and 893 of the Florida Statutes, or consult with a legal representative of your choosing. A.4 Excused Absences for Participation in Cocurricular Activities While enrolled at NSU, students are expected to make academic participation their top priority. However, there may be instances when students must miss class due to their commitment(s) to officially represent the university in certain cocurricular activities. NSU will consider travel to—and participation in—certain university-sponsored cocurricular events as grounds for approval of an excused absence, including, but not limited to, NCAA intercollegiate athletic competitions, musical/theatrical performances, and academic program field trips. Practices and rehearsals for university-sponsored cocurricular events, participation in club or intramural athletic competitions, and field trips that are not associated with the students’ academic programs are not considered grounds for approved absences. Students who intend to miss class due to participation in a cocurricular event must still follow all applicable policies and procedures of their academic program to ensure that their academic program and instructors are aware of their absence, as well as receive direction on the makeup of any missed academic instruction and/or coursework. Students who are approved for an excused absence, pursuant to this policy, remain responsible for the completion any academic instruction and/or coursework missed during the period of the excused absence.