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A Drug-Free Campus
In accordance with Public Law 101-226, the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989, the Board of Trustees of Solano Community College prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol.
District procedures for Student Conduct and Discipline (§5300) prohibit: The unlawful sale, possession, use, or distribution of any drug or substance controlled by State or Federal law on District or College-controlled property or at any District or College-sponsored or supervised function. Such drugs or substances include but are not limited to legally controlled hallucinogens, narcotics, depressants, stimulants, marijuana and its products, toluene, and alcoholic beverages. Additionally, such controlled substances, as defined in the California Education Code (§87011 and §88022), include: cocaine, LSD, heroin, methadone, mescaline, peyote, and methaqualone, among others.
Any student or employee in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action up to, and including, expulsion from Solano Community College or termination from employment for violation of the standards of conduct. The decision to take disciplinary action in any instance rests with the Board of Trustees, after consideration of the recommendation of Superintendent/President of Solano Community College.
The possession, use and sale of alcoholic beverages by anyone on property controlled by Solano Community College, except as authorized under Board Policy (§1180), is a misdemeanor, as per California Business Code (§25608) 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 law enforcement authorities. Criminal prosecution is separate from any administrative discipline that may be imposed by the District.
The abuse of illicit drugs and alcohol disrupts classes, compromises our physical and mental health, subjects us to criminal penalties, and impairs our ability to benefit from the learning experience. We, therefore, ask you to actively support the creation of a drug- and alcohol-free learning environment by knowing and making others aware of college policies and the substantial health and legal consequences of abuse. If you or someone you know is having problems with alcohol or drugs, contact one of the agencies listed at the end of each of the next two sections.
- Even occasional substance misuse may cause:
- Impaired learning due to drowsiness, poor concentration, memory loss, and indifference to academic achievement
- impaired judgment leading to accidents, unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, violent behavior, and financial problems.
- Any drug used intravenously can spread AIDS and hepatitis
- Use or misuse of controlled substances can lead to overdose, sudden death, liver disease, psychological disorders, brain damage, and many other health problems
- Long-term alcohol abuse can cause ulcers, gastritis, pancreatitis, liver disease, cancers, loss of coordination, heart disease, stroke, emotional distress, sexual dysfunction, and other health problems.
|For confidential assistance and referral, call the following:|
|SCC Student Health Center||864-7163, Room 1407|
|Solano County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services||421-6615|
|Solano County 24-hour Crisis Services||428-1131|
If you abuse drugs or alcohol on campus, or appear on campus or at a college-sponsored function after using drugs or alcohol, you can be suspended, expelled, and/or criminally prosecuted.
- Possession or use of alcohol:
less than one year in jail and/or a fine
- Possession of marijuana (less than 1 oz.):
criminal citation and a fine
- Possession of cocaine:
imprisonment in a state prison
- Sales of any illegal drug:
imprisonment in a state prison
- Possession or use of alcohol by a minor:
one year in jail and/or a fine
- If you are a student employee:
your employment may be terminated.
- You are required to report:
any convictions within five (5) days of the occurrence.
- You will be ineligible:
for financial aid.
|For more detailed information and a listing of assistance programs (including on-campus meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon), contact:|
|SCC Student Health Center||Room 1407|
|Counseling Department||Building 100|
|Enabling Services||Room 1105|
For reasons of health and safety, Solano Community College District does not permit smoking in any campus building; smoking is only permitted outside and more than 20 feet from building entrances. (Board Policy §4215). It is the responsibility of all students and employees to observe this policy. Violation of this policy could lead to disciplinary action under usual disciplinary procedures. [This policy does not supersede more restrictive policies that may be in force in compliance with State or Federal regulations.]