Umpqua Community College is dedicated to providing a learning environment for students that is safe and free of the detrimental influences of drug and alcohol abuse. In keeping with this commitment, students are expected to comply with the following procedures:
- Students are expected to report to class in a condition that is conducive to learning. Any student under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances while on the college’s premises or on college sponsored activities will be subject to sanctions, which may include suspension or expulsion from college.
- The unlawful manufacture, distribution, or possession of a controlled substance by any student while on college business or while on the college’s premises is prohibited and may constitute grounds for suspension or expulsion from the college.
- Students experiencing problems resulting from drug, narcotic, or alcohol abuse or dependency should make use of appropriate community resources for dealing with their specific situation. Although the college recognizes that alcohol and drug abuse can be treated and is willing to work with students who may suffer from such problems, it is the student’s responsibility to seek assistance before drug or alcohol problems lead to academic problems.
Umpqua Community College will discipline students in accordance with UCC policy, and state and federal law. Sanctions will be imposed as outlined below. In keeping with the educational purposes of the college, disciplinary actions other than those requiring expulsion are intended to be remedial rather than punitive. In recommending or determining a sanction for misconduct, all relevant factors will be considered, including the nature of the offense, the severity of any damage, injury or harm resulting from the offense, and the student’s past disciplinary record, if any.
The Dean of Students or designee handles matters that require disciplinary action and AP 5520 Student Discipline describes the procedure for addressing violations as well as disciplinary sanctions.