Drug-Free Campus Policy

It is the policy of Jefferson Community College to provide a drug-free campus. The College is committed to maintaining a drug-free campus in accordance with the applicable requirements of the United States Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226). The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of alcohol or a controlled substance is prohibited on campus and at any and all College sponsored activities.

Appropriate disciplinary sanctions will be imposed for violations of laws and standards of conduct. Such sanctions will include, but not be limited to, expulsion, termination of employment, referral for prosecution, and on-campus penalties imposed by the appropriate disciplinary bodies.

Jefferson Community College recognizes that there are serious health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol abuse. Accordingly, Jefferson Community College will use its educational resources to establish a drug-free awareness program for students and employees.

Efforts to educate students and employees about health risks, available counseling, treatment, rehabilitation or re-entry programs and the local, state and federal legal sanctions related to the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol will be the primary objective of this policy.

This objective will be accomplished by:

  1. Providing periodic educational programs regarding the danger of alcohol and substance abuse. All students and employees will be urged to attend. Employees will be given time off to attend.
  2. Providing students and employees with a listing of alcohol and substance abuse education and treatment services.
  3. Providing employees with health insurance benefits ranging from in-patient care to out-patient treatment visits for alcoholism and/or substance abuse.
  4. Providing students and employees with written information describing the use and effects of controlled substances, the campus standards of conduct and the legal sanctions imposed by state and federal law for illegal possession or distribution of such substances.