Drug-Free School and Community Compliance Policy

The unlawful possession, use, manufacture, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students or employees on the property of Pratt Community College is strictly prohibited. Alcohol may be served at selected events in accordance with the provisions of Board Policy 3-10, Alcohol Exemption Policy. In order to ensure that students and employees of the College are aware of the standard of conduct established by this policy, the sanctions for violation of that standard, the health risks associated with drug and alcohol use and abuse, the legal sanctions for unlawful possession and distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol, and the drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, rehabilitation or re-entry programs that are available in the area for employees and students, the following documents will be distributed to all employees, including part-time and adjunct faculty, and all students, including part-time students and those enrolled in off-campus programs of the College:

  1. A copy of this policy;
  2. A document which describes the applicable legal sanctions under local, State and Federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol;
  3. A document which describes health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol;
  4. A document which lists the drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, rehabilitation or re-entry programs that are available to employees or students.

This program will be reviewed biannually by a committee appointed by the President of the College. The purpose of the review will be to determine the effectiveness of the program, to recommend the implementation of changes in the program, and to ensure that the sanctions are consistently enforced. The review committee will make its findings and recommendations in a written report to the President.

STUDENTS
Students who violate the terms of this policy will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement officials and will be subject to sanctions and fines outlined in the Student Handbook.

EMPLOYEES
Any employee of the College unlawfully manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, possessing, or using a controlled substance or alcoholic beverage upon property or within premises, or vehicles owned, rented, or leased by the College, or during activities involving the College, shall be removed from College property and shall be subject to subsequent disciplinary action, and to applicable legal action.
Employees of the College who violate the terms of this policy will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement officials and will be subject to the sanctions outlined in the Faculty Handbook and/or Staff Handbook.

X This replaces policy dated 10-16-2017, 11-08-2011, 10-06-2009, 04-04-2006,
08-20-2001.

Policy Number: 

200-28

Policy Type: 

Administrative Policy

Adoption Date: 

Tuesday, July 23, 1991

Review Date: 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Revision Date: 

Monday, October 16, 2017