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Alcohol and Drugs

Sussex County Community College is an educational institution committed to maintaining an environment which allows students to enjoy the full benefits of their learning experience and to understand the negative consequences of the illicit use of alcohol and drugs on their lives. The College is committed to the premise that its students and employees shall learn and work in a drug and alcohol free environment. Sussex County Community College in no way will condone the illicit use of alcohol and drugs by either its employees or its students and will not foster or promote any such activity. In accordance with the policy approved by the Board of Trustees of Sussex County Community College (initially adopted: February 20, 1990, revised: August 28, 1990) and in accordance with public Law 101-226, the College declares that it will make every effort to provide its students and employees with an environment that is free of the problems associated with the unauthorized use and abuse of alcohol and illegal drugs. The College is committed to promoting the wellness and positive self-development of its students and employees. The unauthorized use and abuse of alcohol and the illegal use and abuse of drugs inhibit students and employees from attaining the benefit of their learning and/or work experience, expose them to serious illness and health risks and therefore, are prohibited. The College will impose disciplinary sanctions on students and employees that may include expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution for violations of the standard of conduct. Such disciplinary sanctions may include the completion of a rehabilitation program. More detailed information and College policies can be found at the end of this handbook under “Employee and Student Program to Prevent Illicit Use of Drugs and Abuse of Alcohol.”