Danville Area Community College works to maintain a drug-free workplace and learning environment for all college employees and students. The College has established an education and training program in an effort to ensure that all College individuals are aware of issues regarding alcohol and drug use/abuse in the campus community including:
Each student of the College receives a written copy of the Policy Statement regarding a drug-free learning environment, which includes the penalties for violating the policy. Each student is made aware that information regarding the dangers of alcohol and drug use/abuse in the campus community and alcohol and drug abuse counseling and rehabilitation is available. Each student is notified that he/she must abide by the Policy Statement.
Danville Area Community College recognizes that substance abuse poses a serious threat to the College’s goal of providing a safe and productive learning environment for all students. In order to provide a learning environment free of drugs, the Danville Area Community College Board of Trustees prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance and the abuse of legal drugs or alcohol while on Danville Area Community College owned or supervised property. Students are also prohibited from using alcohol while on Danville Area Community College owned or supervised grounds at any time, except where authorized by the College for approved College functions. Students are further prohibited from reporting to class or participating in any other College sponsored activities while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
Any student who violates any aspect of the Policy Statement will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including loss of financial aid, expulsion, and/or referral for prosecution. Additionally, if deemed appropriate by the College under the particular circumstances, a student who violates this Policy Statement may be required to participate in and complete a substance abuse assistance or rehabilitation program to the satisfaction of the College. The Board supports the drug and alcohol awareness workshops and seminars, as required by the Drug- Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, which are periodically offered to students each semester free of charge under the direction of Student Services. The Board also supports the efforts made by Human Resources and Student Services to make available to employees and students pamphlets and brochures on substance abuse.
The possession, distribution or consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on the DACC campus, on land owned by the college, and in college-owned honor and language houses. The consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited at all college-sponsored functions, no matter where located, that include students as guests.
The possession, manufacture, sale, use, consumption or delivery of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances, or paraphernalia associated with the use of alcohol or other controlled substances by students on the DACC campus is prohibited.
Use of possession of alcoholic beverages or controlled substance by students off campus is governed and controlled by the laws of the state and/or local law enforcement agencies. DACC will cooperate with state and/or local law enforcement agencies and owners or proprietors of bars, taverns, restaurants, or other establishments to counteract known violations of college policy and state and local laws by students or student groups associated with the college.