Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program

These procedures are provided to students and employees of the Ohlone Community College District in accordance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989; 20 U.S. Code Sections 1011i; 1091(r); 1092(f)(1)(H); 1092(k); 1145g; 34 Code of Federal Regulations 86.1 et seq.; Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988; California Drug-Free Workplace Act, Cal. Gov. Code 8355; 41 U.S. Code Section 702; and the California Business & Professions Code Section 25608(a).

The Board of Trustees of the Ohlone Community College District prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by any person on District property. Any student or employee in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action up to, and including, expulsion from the District or termination from employment. The decision to take disciplinary action in any instance rests with the Board of Trustees after consideration of the recommendation of the President/Superintendent of the Ohlone Community College District. Students and employees may be required to participate satisfactorily in a drug or alcohol abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved for such purposes by a state, federal, or local health, law enforcement, or other appropriate agency.

The possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages by anyone on the Ohlone Community College District controlled property is a misdemeanor per California Business and Professions Code 25608 (community college) and a violation of the Standards of Student Conduct. The use, sale, or possession of any illegal drug is a violation of state law and any person found in violation may be subject to arrest by federal, state, local, or campus security authorities. Criminal prosecution is separate from any administrative discipline that may be imposed by the Ohlone Community College District.

Information about counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, and assistance programs may be obtained from Ohlone College counselors, Human Resources staff, the Student Health Center, and community health care providers. Additional information contained in this procedure is on the Ohlone College Web site, AP 3550, Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Procedures, at http://www.ohlone.edu/org/board/policy.

Source: Ohlone College Catalog, 2013-2014.

See also the Board Policies and Administrative Procedures: BP 3550 Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program and AP 3550 Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program.