Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

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Introduction

The Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations (34 CFR Part 86) of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act The Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations (34 CFR Part 86) of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) require an Institution of Higher Education (IHE) to certify that it has implemented programs to prevent the abuse of alcohol and the distribution, use, and abuse of controlled substances by all students and employees, whether on its premises or as part of any of its activities. The law also requires that at a minimum, Umpqua Community College must annually distribute the following in writing to all students and employees:

  1. Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of controlled substances and alcohol by students and employees;
  2. A description of the legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of controlled substances and alcohol;
  3. A description of the health risks associated with the use of controlled substances and alcohol abuse;
  4. A description of any drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or reentry programs that are available to employees or students; and
  5. A clear statement that the institution will impose sanctions on students and employees and a description of those sanctions, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution, for violations of the standards of conduct or law.

Board Policy 3550 Drug Free Environment & Drug Prevention Program

  1. Umpqua Community College shall be free from all drugs. Students and employees may not possess, use, or distribute illicit drugs and alcohol while they are on campus.
  2. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in all facilities under the control and use of the College
  3. Any student or employee who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action (consistent with local, state, or federal law), which may include referral to an appropriate rehabilitation program, suspension, demotion, expulsion, or dismissal.
  4. The President shall assure that the College distributes annually to each student and employee the information required by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 and complies with other requirements of the Act.
  5. A biennial review of UCC’s drug and alcohol prevention program (DAAPP) will take place every even numbered year.

REFERENCES:

  • Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, 20 U.S. Code Section 1011g;
  • 34 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 86.1 et seq.;
  • Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, 41 U.S. Code Section 8103

Administrative Procedure 3550 Drug Free Environment & Drug Prevention Program (Section VI)

Biennial Review of DAAPP

  1. Umpqua Community College will conduct a biennial review of the College’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP) every even-numbered year. This procedure will determine the effectiveness of the DAAPP by reviewing:
    1. The number of drug and alcohol-related violations and fatalities that occurred on campus or as part of UCC-sponsored activities that were reported to UCC officials in the previous two calendar years;
    2. The number and type of sanctions that are imposed by UCC as a result of drug and alcohol-related violations and fatalities on campus or as part of UCC sponsored activities in the previous two calendar years; and
    3. The consistent application of sanctions for violations of the applicable standards of conduct pertaining to the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs or abuse of alcohol.
  2. The review will be conducted by a committee comprised of the:
    1. Director of Student Engagement / Dean of Students
    2. Human Resources Director
    3. Director of Facilities
    4. Chief of Security
    5. Athletics Director
    6. Provost
    7. Chief Financial Officer
  3. Review Timeline:
    1. The committee will begin its work in April, and finalize its report by the end of June. Relevant data, including the information described above, will be provided to the committee by:
      1. The Office of the Dean of Student Services
      2. Campus Safety and Security 
      3. Advising and Wellness Center
      4. Human Resources
      5. Other UCC departments, upon the committee’s request
    2. The committee will then identify any recommendations for improving the effectiveness of the DAAPP.
  4. The review will also ensure that the College complies with the regulatory requirements of the DAAPP program including, but not limited to:
    1. Distribution of information
    2. Accurate collection of data
    3. Consistent enforcement of sanctions
    4. Timely completion of the biennial review
    5. Implementation of recommendations
  5. The final report will be available to all students and employees via UCC’s Consumer Information webpage (http://www.umpqua.edu/about/facts-visitorinformation/consumer-information).

REFERENCES

  • U.S. Department of Justice-publication Drugs of Abuse (September 2017)
UCC Board Policies Related to Drugs and Alcohol
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