Power Five conference recreational drug policies highlights

School-by-school recreational drug policy highlights, listed by Power Five conference (x-Less stringent policy since 2005. y-More stringent policy since 2005):

ACC

x-Boston College: Separate policy for marijuana, one-year suspension on fourth failed test vs. on third previously.

y-Clemson: 10 percent season suspension for second failed test vs. community service previously.

Florida State: Length of suspensions not spelled out, but dismissal possible for third failed test.

Duke: 50-percent season suspension for second failed test; dismissal for third.

y-Georgia Tech: 20-percent season suspension for second failed test vs. 10 percent previously.

Louisville: Length of suspensions not spelled out, but dismissal for fourth failed test.

x-Miami: 10 hours community service for first failed marijuana test vs. 1-game suspension for other drugs; lost playing time for first failed test for any drug previously.

x-North Carolina: 20-percent season suspension for second failed test vs. 50 percent previously.

North Carolina State: 20-percent season suspension for second failed test; dismissal for third.

Virginia: Indefinite suspension for third failed test.

Virginia Tech: 33-percent season suspension for second failed test; one-year suspension for third.

Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, Syracuse did not provide policies.

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BIG TEN

x-Indiana: One-year suspension for third failed test vs. dismissal previously.

y-Illinois: 25-percent season suspension for second failed marijuana test vs. 1/12th suspension previously; 50-percent suspension for third failed marijuana test vs. 25-percent previously.

Iowa: Community service for first two failed tests; possible dismissal for third.

Maryland: Two-week suspension for second failed test; one-year suspension for third.

Michigan: 33-percent season suspension for second failed test; one-year suspension for third.

Michigan State: 30-day suspension for second failed test; one-year suspension for third.

Minnesota: 20-percent season suspension for second failed test; one-year suspension for third.

x-Nebraska: 20-percent season suspension for third failed test vs. dismissal previously.

Ohio State: One-year suspension for third failed test.

Purdue: 10-percent season suspension for third failed test; possible dismissal for fourth.

x-Rutgers: Up to two-week suspension for first failed test for non-football players; football-specific policy established in 2008 calls for one-game suspension for second failed test.

Wisconsin: Indefinite suspension with possible dismissal for third failed test.

Northwestern, Penn State did not provide policies.

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BIG 12

x-Baylor: 10-percent season suspension for second failed test vs. 10-percent suspension plus one game previously.

Iowa State: 10-percent season suspension for second failed test; dismissal after third.

x-Kansas: Dismissal after fifth failed test vs. after third failed test previously.

Kansas State: 10-percent season suspension for second failed test; dismissal for third.

Oklahoma: Dismissal, with possible reinstatement, for third failed test; No reinstatement after fourth failed test.

x-Oklahoma State: No mandatory suspensions for failed tests; 50-percent season suspension for third failed test previously.

x-Texas: Dismissal after fourth failed marijuana test vs. third previously.

y-Texas Tech: Dismissal for third failed test for any drug vs. dismissal for fourth failed marijuana test previously.

x-West Virginia: Counseling for first failed marijuana test vs. indefinite suspension previously.

TCU: One-year suspension after second failed test; dismissal after third.

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PAC 12

Arizona: Counseling for first failed marijuana test; suspension possible after first failed test for other drugs.

Arizona State: 10-percent season suspension for second failed test; dismissal for third.

California: Two-week suspension for second failed test; dismissal after third.

Colorado: 20-percent season suspension for second failed test; one-year suspension after third.

x-Oregon: 50-percent season suspension for third failed test vs. dismissal previously.

x-Oregon State: 30-percent season suspension for second failed test vs. 50 percent previously; dismissal for fourth failed test vs. third failed test previously.

y-UCLA: One-game suspension for second failed test vs. counseling for second failed test previously.

x-Utah: 50-percent season suspension for third failed test vs. dismissal previously.

x-Washington: 30-day suspension for third failed test vs. one-year suspension previously; dismissal for fifth failed test vs. fourth failed test previously.

x-Washington State: No mandatory suspension for failed tests vs. 30 days for second failed test and dismissal for third failed test previously.

Southern California did not provide policy; Stanford does not drug test.

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SEC

x-Alabama: 25-percent season suspension, or minimum of 3 games, for third failed test vs. one-year suspension previously.

x-Arkansas: 25-percent season suspension for third failed test vs. one-year suspension previously.

x-Auburn: 50-percent season suspension for third failed test vs. dismissal previously.

Florida: 10-percent season suspension for second failed marijuana test, dismissal for second failed test for other drugs.

Georgia: 30-percent season suspension for second failed test; dismissal after third.

x-LSU: 50-percent season suspension for third failed test vs. one-year suspension previously.

x-Kentucky: 30-percent season suspension for third failed test vs. dismissal previously.

Mississippi: Three-game suspension for third failed test, six games or possible dismissal for fourth.

y-Mississippi State: Dismissal for third failed test for all drugs vs. dismissal for fourth failed marijuana test previously.

Missouri: Seven-day suspension for second failed test; dismissal after third.

South Carolina: 25-percent season suspension for second failed test; dismissal after third.

Tennessee: Dismissal for fourth failed marijuana test vs. dismissal for third failed test for other drugs.

x-Texas A&M: 50-percent season suspension for third failed test vs. dismissal previously.

Vanderbilt did not provide policy.

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MAJOR INDEPENDENT

x-Notre Dame: 33 percent season suspension for second failed marijuana test, one-year suspension for second failed test for other drugs vs. dismissal for second failed test for any drug previously.

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