2016-2017 Student Handbook

Drug-Free Campus Procedure

Purpose: In compliance with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, the Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Florida Drug-Free Workplace Program Requirements, the following guidelines and procedures are established to implement a drug-free campus and work environment.

Notification of Drug-Free Campus and Workplace

The President or the President’s designee shall make an annual distribution in writing to each employee, and to each student who is taking one or more classes for any type of academic credit except for continuing education units, regardless of the length of the student’s program of study, of:

  1. Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit, at a minimum, the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on college property or as part of any college activity;
  2. A description of the applicable legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol;
  3. A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol;
  4. A description of any drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or re-entry programs that are available to employees or students; and
  5. A clear statement that the College will impose disciplinary sanctions on students and employees (consistent with local, state and federal law), and a description of those sanctions, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution, for violations of the standards of conduct required by this policy. For the purpose of this policy, a disciplinary sanction may include the completion of an appropriate rehabilitation program;
  6. A clear statement that the College may require a student to submit to a drug test when there is a reasonable suspicion that the student has engaged in illegal or improper use of drugs or alcohol;
  7. A clear statement that the College may require a student to submit to a follow-up drug test when a student has participated in a drug/alcohol rehabilitation program; and
  8. A clear statement that the College will consider an employee’s, a primary candidate’s or a student’s refusal to submit to drug testing an unsatisfactory test result.

Review of Drug-Free Campus and Workplace Policy

The President or the President’s designee shall conduct a biennial review by the College of its program to: (1) determine its effectiveness and implement changes in the program if they are needed; and (2) ensure that the disciplinary sanctions described in the policy are consistently enforced.

(Excerpt from CF Administrative Procedure: Drug-Free Campus Procedure)