As required by Section 22 of the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 (Public Law
101-226) and in recognition of this institution’s responsibility to serve as a beneficial influence
on its students, its employees,and the community at large, Jefferson State Community College is
designated as a drug and alcohol free campus and will comply with all the provisions of
Public Law 101-226:
- The College expects its students and employees to obey all federal,state and local laws concerning
the possession, use, distribution and sale of alcohol and illegal drugs and will consider violation
of such Laws as grounds for appropriate sanctions up to and including expulsion of students and
termination of employees when such violations occur on our campus or during an activity official y
approved by the college.
- The College also expects its students and employees to be aware that such violations of Law are
subject to penalties including fines and imprisonment and that when appropriate, the college will refer to the appropriate enforcement agency any employee or student who is in violation of such laws.
- The College also expects its students and employees to be aware that abuse of alcohol and
illegal drugs has serious negative consequences to the health of the abuser including, but not
limited to, cardiovascular disease, liver failure, and death.
- The College expects its students and employees to be aware that they may seek information
about drug and alcohol abuse and may seek aid in the form of referrals to appropriate treatment
programs and support groups by contacting the dean of Enrollment Services.
- The College reserves the right to require employees and students who violate the statutory laws
or policies of the college concerning alcohol and drug abuse to take part at their own expense in an appropriate counseling or treatment program as a condition of continued enrollment or employment at the college. The College also reserves the right to establish a program of early intervention in cases where employees are exhibiting behavior normal y associated with alcohol or drug abuse.
- 6. Nothing in this policy may be construed in such a way as to deny any students or employees their
rights to due process or any other constitutional or civil protection,nor should anything in this
policy be construed in such a way as to conflict with statutory Law.