UCC Board Policies Related to Drugs and Alcohol
Smoking, Use of Intoxicants, Controlled Substances
BOARD POLICY SERIES NUMBER: 308
No smoking is permitted at any time in any Umpqua Community College campus building. Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas identified outside each campus building.
No person may use any intoxicant or controlled substance (unless prescribed by physician), nor appear under the influence of such at any Umpqua Community College facility. Alcohol may not be consumed by any person at any Umpqua Community College facility except at an event that has been approved to serve alcohol by the College President. A violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from classes, employee discipline, and disqualification from use of campus facilities. At the discretion of the College, any employee violating this policy may be required to satisfactorily complete an alcohol abuse assistance or rehabilitation program as a condition of continued employment.
Alcohol may be given as gifts or auctioned, but may not be opened on any Umpqua Community College facility.
Alcohol will only be served by approved businesses carrying the proper insurance, holding a valid liquor license, and having licensed servers. UCC will comply with all rules of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.
Non-College-sponsored events which occur on campus at which alcohol may be sold and/or served require the responsible party to provide a $1,000,000 (one-million dollar) insurance policy with the College named as additional insured, and require prior approval by the Chief Financial Officer. College sponsored events with alcohol service also require prior approval of the Chief Financial Officer.
TOBACCO FREE CAMPUS PROCEDURE
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE NUMBER: AP 308 (related to Policy 308)
Umpqua Community College acknowledges and supports the findings of the Surgeon General that tobacco use in any form, active and passive, is a significant health hazard. The College further recognizes that environmental tobacco smoke has been classified as a Class-A carcinogen. In light of these health risks, and in support of a safe and healthy learning/working environment, the following restrictions shall be placed:
- Smoking or other tobacco usage is not permitted inside the perimeter of any Umpqua Community College (UCC) property. This includes all College sidewalks, landscaped areas, recreational areas, buildings on UCC property, and any leased or rented facilities. Designated smoking areas will be provided near parking lots on the outside perimeter of campus.
- Improper disposal is prohibited and includes but is not limited to:
- Spitting smokeless tobacco product
- Littering (i.e. discarded cigarette butts, throwing cigarette butts out of windows, leaving spit container)
- Anything that creates fire hazards
- The inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying of any lighted smoking material, including cigarettes, cigars, or pipes, is prohibited in all areas not designated for smoking, and in vehicles owned or operated by UCC. The use of other tobacco products, such as smokeless or chewing tobacco is also prohibited.
- The sale of tobacco products or tobacco related merchandise is prohibited on College property.
- The free distribution (sampling) of tobacco products and associated products is prohibited at college facilities or events.
- Sponsorship of campus events by organizations that promote tobacco use is prohibited.
- Advertisement of tobacco products and printed materials on campus is prohibited regardless of sponsorship.
- Tobacco use on college property or improper disposal of smoking materials may result in disciplinary action or a $25.00 fine.
The Board is granted authority to establish policies and procedures for tobacco use on property owned, operated, and/or college premises maintained by the College. The enforcement of these policies and procedures is the responsibility of Security/Safety personnel with the assistance of all members of the Umpqua Community College (UCC) community. Assistive acts include providing informational materials on smoking policies and verbal warnings. Members of the UCC community will notify Security/Safety of repeat offenders and/or of disruptive behavior. Security officers are authorized to issue citations, control, and regulate facilities use as prescribed in these rules and regulations.
Use of Alcohol
Board Policy Series number: 308.01
No employee may use or possess alcohol while present at any UCC facility or while performing any work duties on behalf of the College, except as provided in this Policy. Permissible use related to the business and academic operations of the Southern Oregon Wine Institute shall be governed by such administrative procedure.
Additionally, an employee shall not have the appearance of being under the influence of alcohol at any UCC facility or while performing any work‐related function on behalf of the College, nor shall an employee work with an amount present in his or her system that would affect job performance or the safety of the employee or others.
College sponsored events with alcohol service require prior approval of the College President or his or her designee. Alcohol will only be served by approved businesses carrying the proper insurance, holding a valid liquor license, and having licensed servers. UCC will comply with all rules of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Alcohol may also be given as gifts or auctioned, but the gift/auction item may not be opened on any Umpqua Community College facility.
A violation of this policy shall result in disciplinary action.
BOARD POLICY SERIES NUMBER: 721.3
The following actions and/or behaviors are the types of misconduct for which students may be subject to disciplinary actions. These prohibitions are not designed to defined misconduct in all-inclusive terms and in no way should this be considered an exhaustive list:
- Manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages, or use of drugs or controlled substances (other than a drug lawfully prescribed by an authorized medical professional and used in accordance with the prescription) on College premises, at College-sponsored or supervised functions or at functions sponsored or participated in by the College except where expressly permitted by law, College regulations and/or UCC Board approval.
- Appearing visibly under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances on College premises, at College-sponsored or supervised functions or at functions sponsored or participated in by the College.
BOARD POLICY SERIES NUMBER: 721.5
A charge of misconduct may be made against a student for violating provisions of published college regulations, policies and procedures. Where a student is subject to a charge of misconduct, the student is entitled to due process and no disciplinary sanction will be imposed until the charge is processed in accordance with the procedures set forth in this section.
It is the policy of Umpqua Community College that any time allegations of misconduct are brought against a student, the college will normally pursue to conclusion any necessary investigation and hearing process, notwithstanding the decision by the student to withdraw temporarily or permanently, from the college.
Parties are strongly encouraged to resolve any concern informally and use the formal procedure only as a last resort. However, it is not necessary to follow the informal procedure prior to filing a formal charge of misconduct, and the formal written report may be submitted at any time after the informal process has begun.
PROPOSED Board Policy # 308.2 (scheduled for Fall 2017 governance review)
Umpqua Community College has developed and implemented a comprehensive drug and alcohol abuse prevention program (DAAPP) for its students and employees, in order to discourage students and employees from using illicit drugs and abusing alcohol on UCC property and in connection with UCC-sponsored activities. The DAAPP will be subject to review every biennium for the purposes of determining program effectiveness and to create program improvements.
A Biennial Review of Umpqua Community College’s Drug And Alcohol Prevention Program (DAAPP) will take place every even numbered year.
The Dean of Student Services is responsible for implementing and updating this policy. Specific guidance for policy implementation may be found in the associated Administrative Procedure(s).
PROPOSED Administrative Procedure #308.02 (scheduled for Fall 2017 governance review)
Umpqua Community College will conduct a biennial review of the College’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP) every even-numbered year.
The review is undertaken to determine the following:
- the effectiveness of the DAAPP;
- the number of drug and alcohol-related violations and fatalities that occurred on campus or as part of a UCC-sponsored activity that were reported to UCC officials in the previous two calendar years;
- 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
- to ensure that sanctions for violations by students and employees of the applicable standards of conduct pertaining to the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs or abuse of alcohol are enforced consistently.
The review shall be conducted by a committee comprised of the Dean of Student Services, the Human Resources Director, the Director of Facilities, the Director of Safety and Security, the Athletics Director, the Provost and the Chief Financial Officer.
Generally, the committee will begin its work in April, and finalize its report by the end of June. Relevant data, including the information described above, shall be provided to the committee by the Office of the Dean of Students, Campus Safety and Security, the Campus Health, Advising, and Wellness Center, Human Resources, and other UCC departments, upon the committee’s request. The committee will then identify any recommendations for improving the effectiveness of the DAAPP.
The review will also ensure that the College complies with the regulatory requirements of the DAAPP program including, but not limited to, the distribution of information, the accurate collection of data, the consistent enforcement of sanctions, the timely completion of the biennial review, and the implementation of recommendations.
The final report will be available to all students and employees via UCC’s Consumer Information webpage (http://www.umpqua.edu/about/facts-visitor-information/consumer-information).
The Dean of Student Services is implementing and updating this procedure.