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 is partnering with the PCC Health Clinic to provide education and awareness programs that will address the affects and dangers of alcohol abuse. These programs will be offered on each PCC campus during the 2015-2016 academic year.
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 is partnering with the PCC Health Clinic to provide education and awareness programs that will address the affects and dangers of drug abuse. The College will focus on marijuana and heroin during the 2015-2016 academic year. (Although there were no reports of heroin use on campus during the 2014-2015 academic year, heroin has been identified by the Pueblo Police Department as a drug that is being widely used in the Pueblo area, The College has decided to respond to this information by including this drug in its drug awareness and prevention program.) These programs will be offered on each PCC campus.
Campus Survey Pueblo Community College conducted a student survey during the fall 2014 semester. There was a very small response by PCC students to the survey. Those who did respond did not identify any specific concern about either alcohol or drugs that the College would need to address. As a result of the survey, the College determined to offer general programs on alcohol and drug abuse as described above.
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