The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has plastered the consequences for violating drug and alcohol policies throughout every residence hall on campus.

Dean of Students Troy Seppelt told the Stevens Point Journal Media that he wants each of the 9,457 students who started classes Tuesday to know what will happen if they violate the university's policies on drinking and drug use. Students could be subject to fines, damages or a required substance abuse class.

Seppelt said the university wants students to understand the potential outcomes of their actions. But he said staff members will listen to students before decisions are made for punishment.

University Police Chief Bill Rowe said the new approach is a positive reminder for students who may not be aware of the consequences.