3.19 Student Drugs and Alcohol Policy

It is the objective and goal of East Central College to provide a drug and alcohol-free environment for students.
Procedures: (Revised 5-12-2008)

3.19.1 Explanation and Consequences of Prohibitive Behavior. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance, an imitation controlled substance, or alcoholic beverages on College premises or off-campus sites (including College vehicles and any private vehicles parked on College premises or off-campus sites), or College sponsored functions is absolutely prohibited. An imitation controlled substance is a substance that is not a controlled substance, which by appearance (including color, shape, size, and markings), or by representations made, would lead a reasonable person to believe that a substance is a controlled substance.

Violations of this Policy will result in disciplinary actions, up to student expulsion, and may have legal consequences.

Instances of violations could result in the involvement of civil law enforcement authorities.


3.19.2 Federal Law Compliance. It is the College’s intent and obligation to comply with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, Public Law 100-690, and update to the Drug-Free School Community Act of 1989, Public Law 101-226 to provide a drug-free, healthful, safe work environment.


3.19.3 Student Responsibilities. The College recognizes drug and alcohol abuse as a potential health, safety and security problem; and dependency as an illness for which there is effective treatment.

A. Student Seeking Help. Students needing help in dealing with
such problems are encouraged to use the College’s counseling
services for referral assistance for treatment centers.

B. Student Violations. Student violations are subject to ECC
procedures as outlined in the Student Discipline Policy (see 3.18).

(Reaffirmed 12-2-1992; Revised 11-5-2001)