When you get behind the wheel, you need to have full control of your faculties. This means avoiding driving after you have any intoxicating beverages. If you make the mistake of driving drunk and get arrested, you could be facing more than just a fine or even a stint in jail.
As a college student, a DUI charge could potentially alter your entire college career.
Will you get expelled?
The College Investor takes a look at the impact of a DUI on college. First, know that you cannot simply hide your conviction from your college. The police will get into contact with them whether or not you alert them to your charge, making it impossible to get away without letting them know at all.
It is not common for a college to expel a student simply because of a DUI infraction, though, unless it is a complex or severe infraction. For example, you may risk expulsion if you get into a crash that severely harms or kills another student or someone else on the school property.
Instead, your college will likely take financial measures against you. For example, if you had any previous support, they will likely revoke it. This can include scholarships or even monetary prizes. They will also make it harder for you to attend classes by preventing you from using on-campus housing. Instead, by using off-campus housing, you will also have to pay the full price for housing costs in the area.
Usually, between the lack of financial support and the additional expenses, students find themselves priced out of attendance. This essentially has the same effect as expulsion, but with less formality.