PCC Dept. of Public SafetyStudent Center, Room 152
Standards of Conduct for Students and Employees: In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), students, staff, or faculty shall not engage in the unauthorized or unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use/abuse of alcohol and/or illicit drugs on college property or as part of any college activity.
Legal SanctionsAny student, staff, or faculty who are convicted of the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use, or abuse of illicit drugs or alcohol is subject to criminal penalties under local, state, or federal law. These penalties range in severity from a fine of $100 up to $8,000,000 and/or life imprisonment. The exact penalty assessed depends upon the nature and the severity of the individual offense. The possession and/or consumption of alcohol by a minor is addressed in Appendix A, 18-13-122.
College Sanctions The college will impose penalties against students who violate the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226). Violators will be subject to disciplinary action under student disciplinary policies. The sanctions include but are not limited to probation, suspension, or expulsion from the college, termination of student employment, and referral to authorities for prosecution, as appropriate.
Employees may be subject to corrective and/or disciplinary action as per State Personnel Rules and Regulations, up to and including termination.
Health Risks A myriad of health risks are associated with drug and alcohol abuse. Risks include but are not limited to: malnutrition, brain damage, heart disease, pancreatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, mental illness, death, low birth weight babies, and babies with drug addictions. Personal relationships, family dynamics, ability to work and study are also at risk. Further information on health risks is available in the Human Resource Services Office and the Student and Judicial Affairs office via brochures, videos, and educational programs presented throughout the year. In addition, specific health risks are listed in Appendix B
Treatment and ReferralReferral for counseling, treatment, rehabilitation and treatment programs can be found at the Human Resource Office, Counseling Office, or throughout the community. Referral programs and resources can be found in Appendix C.
Alcohol Abuse Pueblo Community College provides crisis intervention and referral services for students with issues with alcohol use and abuse. These services are provided through the College counseling office.
The College does not presently have a comprehensive program dealing with alcohol awareness and prevention.
Drug Abuse Pueblo Community College provides crisis intervention and referral services for students with issues with drug use and abuse. These services are provided through the College counseling office.
The College does not presently have a comprehensive program dealing with drug awareness and prevention.
Campus Survey With an increase in the number of dual enrollment students and with the passage of Amendment 64 (legalizing the recreational use of marijuana), Pueblo Community College recognizes a need to poll students to find out if there is a need for additional drug and alcohol awareness and prevention efforts on each of the PCC campuses. To accomplish this, during the Fall 2014 semester, Pueblo Community College will conduct an anonymous student survey on drug and alcohol use and abuse by PCC students. The survey will include use and abuse on and off of the PCC campuses.
Based upon the results of this survey, the College will determine the specific awareness and prevention programs that it will offer to students.
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