Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Consequences for Violation

Violation of the Alcohol, Intoxicants, and Controlled Substances Policy or the associated Administrative Procedure will subject the violator to discipline up to and including expulsion from classes, termination of employment, and disqualification from use of campus facilities.

Any employee violating Policy 346 or the Administrative Procedure may be required to submit to an evaluation by a qualified substance abuse professional and to satisfactorily complete any treatment program recommended by a qualified substance abuse professional as a condition of continued employment. A successfully completed drug or alcohol treatment program will not be used against an employee in other non-related matters.

Students who violate the standard of conduct are subject to sanctions as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.

Campus visitors who violate the standard of conduct will be referred to the Security Department and are subject to sanctions as outlined by state and federal laws.

In addition to receiving College sanctions, violators may be reported to local law enforcement.

Employees

If the college is to maintain a strong and productive workforce, employees must be insured of a workplace that is supportive of high level job performance. This means that impaired job performance caused by the abuse of controlled drugs and alcohol will not be tolerated at Umpqua Community College. In keeping with this standard of performance, all employees will comply with the following procedures:

  1. The college expects employees to report to work able to perform their duties in a safe, efficient and effective manner. Any employee under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances while on the college’s premises or on college business will be subject to sanctions which may include, but are not limited to termination, suspension or the requirement that the employee complete an approved alcohol or drug rehabilitation program.
  2. The college recognizes that substance abuse is a problem which can be treated. Wherever feasible, the college will assist employees to seek and successfully complete treatment. Employees requiring treatment for drug and/or alcohol abuse will be encouraged to make use of the benefits provided by the college insurance program. However, the decision to seek diagnosis and accept treatment for alcohol or drug abuse is the responsibility of the individual employee.
  3. Employees who voluntarily request assistance in dealing with alcohol or drug abuse problems may do so without jeopardizing their continued employment with Umpqua Community College. Voluntary participation in a treatment program does not prevent future disciplinary action for violation of the College's drug and alcohol policy. Employees who undergo counseling or treatment, and who continue to work must meet all established standards of conduct and job performance.
  4. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, or possession of a controlled substance by any college employee while on college business or while on the college's premises is prohibited and will constitute grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
  5. All UCC employees will, as a condition of employment, not only abide by the above policy, but will report any criminal convictions for drug related activity in the workplace no later than five days after such conviction. In compliance with the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, within thirty days of receiving notice of an employee conviction, the college will:
    1. Take appropriate personnel action against the employee, up to and including termination.
    2. Require such employee to participate satisfactorily in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved for such purposes by a Federal, State, or local health, law enforcement or other appropriate agency.

Students

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Visitors

No visitor or other member of the public shall enter or remain upon college premises when under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances. Any such person under the influence of intoxicating or controlled substances shall immediately leave the premises upon being directed to do so by the President or their delegate or designate or other member of the Administration in charge. Any license, invitation, privilege or permission otherwise held or asserted by such person is terminated by remaining on such premises after being directed to leave.