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Drug-and Alcohol-Free Campus Policy (See Student Handbook)

DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE, SCHOOLS, AND COMMUNITY

The Board of Trustees and the administration believe that drug abuse education and prevention programs are essential components of a comprehensive strategy to deal with illicit drug use and alcohol abuse by students or employees on college premises or while engaged in college-related activities. Such abuse of drugs and alcohol by students or staff constitutes a grave threat to their physical and mental well-being and significantly impedes the learning process. Miller College complies with local, state, and federal laws including those that regulate the possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances. The above information is provided in compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990.

Evidence:

Chemical Dependency

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Pub. L. 101-226) (20 U.S.C. section 1145g), requires Miller College to inform each new student of:

1. The standards of conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students on its property or as part of any of its activities;

2. A description of the applicable legal sanctions for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol;

3. A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol;

4. A description of drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or re-entry programs that are available in our community; and

5. A statement that Miller College will impose disciplinary sanctions on students for not following the standards of conduct described in #1 above.

The requirements of this act are consistent with Miller College’s concerns about the effects of drugs and alcohol for individual students and for the potential harm the use of drugs may cause to the College.

Students are hereby advised of the following policy that has been approved by the Miller College Board of Trustees.

1. The use of any unprescribed drugs including intoxicating beverages while on-campus is cause for disciplinary action. Such action may include suspension and/or expulsion from college.

2. Miller College upholds all city, state, and federal laws and expects its students to abide by such regulations. Any student or group of students failing to observe either the general standards of conduct or any specific regulations adopted by the College, the laws enacted by federal, state, and local governments, or who act in a manner not in the best interest of fellow students of the College shall be liable to disciplinary action. A copy of the applicable legal sanctions under local, state, and federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol is available at the Circulation Desk of the KCC LRC.

3. Miller College recognizes that chemical dependency is an illness that needs to be treated. Chemical dependency may decrease the effectiveness of individuals on the campus. A resource for local agencies that may be able to assist with this illness is available to students through the Miller College Student Services Office. A comprehensive Referral Directory is available at the Circulation Desk of the KCC LRC.

4. Miller College prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance on its property or as part of any of its activities. Students violating such prohibition will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including administrative withdrawal.

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