10.2 Drugs and Alcohol Use

10.2 Drugs and Alcohol Use

Board of Trustee Approval: August 6, 2007
Revised: October 1, 2012; June 1, 2018

It is the policy of Sandhills Community College that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of alcohol or a controlled substance is prohibited while in the workplace, on College premises, or as part of any College-sponsored activities for students (i.e.; conferences, field trips, etc.). Any employee or student violating this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion and referral for prosecution.  The College will comply fully with local and state laws concerning the possession of and/or sale of alcohol and drugs.

Under no circumstances will students and employees supervising and/or participating student activities be in possession of or use alcoholic beverages, narcotics, or illicit drugs at college sponsored activities for students, whether on or off campus.  Additionally, use or possession of alcoholic beverages on campus not related to approved program specific activities or fundraising is prohibited.

The College expects its employees to conduct themselves at all times in a manner which would enhance the reputation of the College in the community.

This policy complies with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (Amendment of 1989, Public Law 101-226) as well as the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.  As a recipient of federal funds (including grants and other forms of assistance), the College is subject to the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (The “Acts”), which require covered institutions of higher education to adopt and implement programs designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.