In compliance with federal regulations set forth by the Drug-free School and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 and the CCAC Student Behavioral Code of Conduct, CCAC specifically prohibits the possession, sale, use, manufacturing or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances on campus, at college centers or college-sponsored activities off campus. College sanctions for violation(s) of this policy will result in appropriate disciplinary suspension or disciplinary dismissal. Students are also subject to applicable legal sanctions, which may include fines and/or imprisonment, for use of illicit drugs or illegal use of alcohol.
Additionally, local, state and federal laws prohibit the unlawful possession, use, manufacturing or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. Conviction for violating these laws can lead to imprisonment, fine, probation and/or assigned community service. Students convicted of a drug and/or alcohol-related offense will be ineligible to receive federally funded or subsidized grants, loans, scholarships or employment. The college supports all local, state and federal laws related to drug and alcohol abuse, including but not limited to, the Drug-free Workplace Act and the Drug-free Schools and Campuses Act.
Dangers Associated with the Use of Illicit Drugs & Alcohol
There are definite health risks associated with the use of alcohol and illegal substances. Dependence on drugs and alcohol is a serious public health problem. Dependency is prevalent in all regions of the country and transcends all ethnic and socioeconomic groups. Students who experiment with drugs, alcohol and illegal substances or use them recreationally may develop a pattern of use that leads to abuse. Use of alcohol and illegal substances is a major factor in accidents and injuries among persons between the ages of 18 and 24; it is responsible for more deaths than any other causes combined. College officials will assist students with appropriate referrals and information concerning drug and alcohol education, counseling, treatment or rehabilitation or reentry programs that may be available in the community. Contact the counseling center on any campus.