PCC Dept. of Public SafetyStudent Center, Room 152
As a recipient of federal grants and contracts, Pueblo Community College adheres to the provisions of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989. Also, as a member of the Community Colleges of Colorado, Pueblo Community College adheres to the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education BP 3-24, Drug-Free Workplace Policy.
Accordingly, all Pueblo Community College full-time and part-time students and employees are hereby notified of the following standards of conduct that Pueblo Community College will apply to all activities conducted on College-owned or College-controlled property and to all other College-sponsored activities.
The Student Code of Conduct is printed in the PCC Student Handbook which applies to all students at Pueblo Community College, regardless of designation, program, or residence. You can print a copy of the PCC Student Handbook at: PCC Student Handbook on our website.
The standards of conduct for students apply primarily to acts of misconduct occurring on College premises. However, violations of standards, occurring off campus and that have, or may threaten to have, a significant impact on the College’s mission or activities, or on the health, safety, or security of the College and members of the College community, fall within the jurisdiction of the Student Judicial Affairs Office and may lead to disciplinary action. For this reason, the College adjudicates off-campus cases that are felt to impact the College’s educational mission and/or the health and safety of members of the community.
All employees are required to read and sign a Drug-free Workplace Policy Statement provided by the Human Resources Office. All employees must abide by all state system policies including Board Policy 3-24 which states: “The unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the workplace.”
The possession, sale, and use of any illegal drug is strictly prohibited on the PCC Campus. Any violations will be immediately referred to the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office. Alcohol sale, use, and possession is dictated by Colorado law and PCC Policies and Procedures. PCC will strictly enforce these laws and policies. The following applies to all students, employees, and guests of the College
Among the risks are the following:
ALCOHOL USE AND ABUSE Alcohol consumption causes a number of marked changes in behavior. Even low doses significantly impair the judgment and coordination required to drive a car safely, increasing the likelihood of a traffic accident. Moderate to high doses of alcohol cause marked impairments in higher mental functions, severely altering a person's ability to learn and remember information
Alcohol use also affects the body. Repeated used can lead to dependence. Long-term consumption can lead to permanent damage to vital organs such as the brain and liver.
Mothers who drink during pregnancy may give birth to infants with fetal alcohol syndrome. These infants have irreversible physical abnormalities and mental retardation. In addition, research indicates that children of alcoholic parents are at greater risk than others of becoming alcoholics themselves.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ABUSE Controlled substance abuse causes varied physical and psychological reactions that can be permanent or temporary. Excessive drug use (depending on the drug) can cause respiratory depression, nausea, slurred speech, disorientation, drunken behavior, increased alertness, excitation, euphoria, increased pulse rate and blood pressure, insomnia, loss of appetite, illusions and hallucinations, and poor perception of time and distance
Effects of drug overdose (depending on the drug) can result in slow and shallow breathing, clammy skin, convulsions or seizures, weak and rapid pulse, agitation, increased body temperature, hallucinations, psychosis, fatigue, paranoia, coma, and possible death. Other concerns relating to substance abuse include the following:
The communities that serve the Campuses of Pueblo Community College provide several resources for educational programs related to alcohol and drug use. These programs are provided by law enforcement agencies, mental health services, and local hospitals.
Pueblo Community College does not endorse any one treatment program or facility; however, a comprehensive listing of resources for the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse can be found in your local phone book yellow pages under “Alcoholism” and under “Drug Abuse Information & Treatment.”