The following guidance supersedes past guidance of the Stanford Judicial Council and Board on Judicial Affairs concerning driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs:
Conduct that poses a risk of significant harm to people or property will generally violate this standard. Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is an example of such conduct. If the legal standard for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is met, the risk is particularly clear, but meeting a legal standard is not necessary for finding a violation of the Fundamental Standard. Additionally, if an outside court or District Attorney's Office, for whatever reason, permitted a student to plea bargain down from a charged DUI offense, judicial panels must still decide for themselves what conduct the student engaged in and whether that conduct violates the community's standard for "order, morality, personal honor and the rights of others as is demanded of good citizens."
(Adopted Winter 2010)