Drug and Alcohol Policy
In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226)and HEOA Sec. 120(a)(2)(B)-(C) amended effective 8/14/08, the following policies and sanctions are enforced by Prescott College:
State and Federal laws, as well as College policy, prohibit the use of illegal drugs. Possession of illegal substances and drug paraphernalia is prohibited. No illegal drugs may be possessed or used by any participant, student or employee on campus, in a course or field course, field trip, college sponsored event, or in campus housing. Students found responsible for possession or use of any illegal substances, including in campus residence facilities, may be subject to immediate judicial action which may include dismissal from the College and College Housing without refund.
Possession of alcohol or alcohol paraphernalia is prohibited. No alcohol shall be consumed by any student or instructor during any activity required for a course or field course, or at any time that a course is in a remote field setting. Course participants at Prescott College field stations shall comply strictly with all local laws relating to the consumption of alcohol. Group food money and College funds may not be used for the purchase of alcohol.
Students found responsible for possession or use of alcohol in or around campus residence facilities may be subject to immediate judicial action which may include dismissal from the College and College Housing without refund.
The abuse of alcohol as demonstrated by excessive consumption and resulting in intoxication by employees or students on any occasion that involves college sponsorship, on or off campus, or at any time on campus property or facilities could result in sanctions against both the participating employees and students. It is expected that the faculty, staff and/or other course leaders provide a safe and comfortable environment for all students participating in a course or event.
Arizona law has an underage drinking statute (A.R.S. 4-244.40, effective 8/31/02) stating that no person under the age of 21 years is to have any spirituous liquor (i.e. beer, wine, hard alcohol) in their body. This is a Class 2 Misdemeanor with penalties of a $750.00 fine and up to four months in jail.
Non-compliance with the drug and alcohol policy is grounds for dismissal from a course and may result in loss of course credit without tuition refund, enforced alcohol and drug use evaluation, and/or suspension or expulsion from the College (for students) and probation, suspension of work without pay, and’/or dismissal from the College (for faculty, instructors, course leaders). Students must consider possible sanctions and their impact on their financial aid.
Counseling and referrals for treatment, rehabilitation, and re-entry programs is available for students through Counseling Services located in the Office of Student Life. Employees may access the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, and re-entry programs. Information about the health risks of drugs and alcohol are available from the offices of Student Life and Human Resources.
Drug and alcohol-related violations and fatalities are reported in accordance with HEA requirements and can be found in the section containing the Annual Crime Statistics. Programs and the consistent enforcement of sanctions are reviewed regularly by the College.
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