Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy


Regulation on Substance Abuse

It is the mission of Carl Sandburg College to provide an environment conducive to learning. The illegal use of controlled substances is harmful to the health of the individual and may hinder learning; therefore, the illegal use of controlled substances, as well as their manufacture, distribution, dispensation or possession is prohibited on Carl Sandburg College property or as any part of College activities, events, classes, programs or services.

 

Students who feel they have a drug abuse problem are encouraged to ask for assistance so as to be referred to an appropriate drug rehabilitation and treatment program. Students with such problems should notify the Vice President of Student Services or a counselor. Behavior that is inappropriate, disruptive and/or dangerous as a result of the use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated. Students should report such behavior to the Vice President of Student Services. Pending or subsequent to any legal penalties that may be imposed upon the student, the Vice President may require the student to participate satisfactorily in a recognized substance abuse program approved by the College. If the student refuses, disciplinary action may be taken and could include:

  1. A verbal warning
  2. A written reprimand
  3. Suspension
  4. Expulsion from school
  5. Reporting such person to local, state or federal law enforcement agencies

 

Visitors using, in possession of or under the influence of a controlled substance will be prohibited from using College facilities and/or reported to appropriate law enforcement agencies.

 

If the student finds the disciplinary action unjustified, he/she may elect to file a complaint according to the existing complaint procedures of the College catalog or College policy manual.

 

Regulation on Alcohol Abuse

The illegal use or abuse of alcohol by students, visitors or employees is prohibited on Carl Sandburg College property or activities. Behavior that is disruptive or dangerous as a result of the consumption of alcohol will not be tolerated and such behavior should be reported to the Vice President of Student Services.

 

If a student feels that they have a problem with alcohol, the College will assist in a program that helps with this type of problem. Students with such a problem should notify the Vice President of Student Services or a counselor.

 

Pending or subsequent to any legal penalties that could be imposed, the Vice President may require participation in a recognized alcohol rehabilitation program approved by the College. If the student refuses, disciplinary action may be taken and could include:

  1. A verbal warning
  2. A written reprimand to employees
  3. Suspension
  4. Expulsion from school

 

Visitors using alcohol or who are intoxicated from alcohol will be prohibited from using College facilities. If the student finds the disciplinary action unjustified, he/she may elect to file a complaint according to existing complaint procedures in the College catalog or College policy manual.