FG. Student Substance Abuse Policy

South Plains College adopts this policy to implement the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226). The college prohibits the use of intoxicating beverages by students while on college property or while representing the college. State law shall be strictly enforced at all times on all property controlled by the college in regard to the possession and consumption of drugs and alcohol.

No student shall possess, use, transmit, or attempt to possess, use, or transmit or be under the influence of (legal intoxication not required), any of the following substances on school premises during any school term or off school premises at a school-sponsored activity, function, or event:

1. Any controlled substance or dangerous drug as defined by law, including but not limited, to marijuana, any narcotic drug, hallucinogen, stimulant, depressant, amphetamine, or barbiturate.

2. Alcohol or any alcoholic beverage.

3. Any abusable glue, aerosol paint, or any other chemical substance for the purpose of inhalation intoxication.

4. Any other intoxicant, or mood-changing, mind-altering, or behavior-altering drugs.

A transmittal, sale, or attempted sale of what is represented to be any of the above-listed substances is also prohibited under this policy.

A student who uses a drug authorized by a licensed physician through a prescription specifically for that student's use shall not be considered to have violated this rule.

Primary emphasis is directed at informing students of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol. This will be accomplished through the distribution of literature and special programs and seminars.

Students who violate this policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action which could result in termination/dismissal and/or referral for prosecution.

Assistance is available to students who may have chemical abuse problems. This assistance provides education, counseling and/or referral to a rehabilitation resource. Students needing assistance will be required to uphold normal standards of conduct and performance.