Drug and Alcohol Policy

The use of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances (except under prescription by a licensed physician) on the property of MCC is prohibited.

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Drugs & Alcohol Policy

MCC has a very specific policy on alcohol and drug use on campus.

I. Drug-Free Campus

The use of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances (except under prescription by a licensed physician) on the property of MCC is prohibited.

A. Purpose
This policy is created to comply with the Drug-Free School and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), and the Drug-Free W orkplace Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-690), to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol bystudents, faculty and staff, and to set forth standards to provide a community setting that is safe, healthy and productive for students, faculty and staff of MCC.

B. Regulation
1. Unlawful possession, use, production, distribution, or sale of alcohol or controlled substances by any student, faculty , or staff member is prohibited on College property or as part of College activities.
2. The College reserves the right to require an individual to undergo a medical examination by a physician or health professional chosen by the College whenever there is a question of the individual's fitness to attend classes and/or work, or where there is a reasonable basis for concern that an individual' s condition could pose health or safety hazards for other persons.
3. It is a condition of employment that each employee of the College abides by the terms of this policy
4. Any student, faculty, or staff member violating this policy will be subject to appropriate College disciplinary procedures, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment.
5. Violation of this policy may also lead to referral for prosecution to the appropriate local, state, and/or federal authorities. Faculty or staff who are convicted of any criminal alcohol or drug statute violation occurring in the workplace must notify the Personnel Services Office within five (5) calendar days of the conviction if they are employed by the College at the time of the conviction.

C. Awareness Program
The College maintains a drug-free awareness program, utilizing available media and human resources to inform students and employees of:
1. Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit, at a minimum, the unlawful possession, use or distribution of controlled substances and alcohol by students or employees on its property or as part of its activities;
2. A description of the applicable legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law for the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of controlled substances or alcohol;
3. A description of the health risks associated with the use of controlled substances and the abuse of alcohol;
4. A description of any drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, or re-entry programs that are available;
5. A clear statement that the institution will impose sanctions on students or employees consistent with applicable laws, 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 contained in this policy.

D. Distribution
The College shall publish a copy of this policy in the College Catalog and Student Handbook annually.

II. Definitions for Drug & Alcohol policy

The following definitions shall apply throughout this policy:
A. "Alcohol" means any alcoholic beverage, malt beverage, fortified wine, or other intoxcating liquor, and as further defined by the State Alcoholic Beverage Code.
B. "Controlled substance" means a drug, substance, or immediate precursor included in Schedules I through VI of Section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21U.S.C. Section 812), as defined by regulation at 21 CFR 1300.11 through 1300.16, and as further defined by the North Carolina General Statutes in NCGS 90-89 through
90-94, as amended from time to time.
C. "Conviction" means a finding of guilt (including a plea of nolo contendere) or imposition of sentence, or both, by any judicial body charged with the responsibility to determine violations of state or federal criminal alcohol or drug statutes, involving the manufacture, distribution, dispensation, use or possession of alcohol or any controlled substance.
D. "Drug" means a substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in humans or other animals, or substances (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of humans or other animals.

Smoking Policy

As of August 1, 2010, Mayland Community College is a tobacco free campus. Tobacco use is only allowed in private vehicles.



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