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Alcohol and Drug Policy

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College does not encourage the use of, nor condones the misuse of, alcoholic beverages and other drugs. The unlawful use, possession, or distribution of alcohol or illegal drugs at College‑sponsored events is prohibited by federal and state law. Students who use, possess or distribute alcohol or illegal drugs on campus will be subject to disciplinary action as set forth in the College’s code of conduct and civil and state laws. This prohibition extends to any person on College grounds, whether he or she is a member of the College community or not. Minnesota statute defines “alcoholic beverage” as any beverage containing more than one‑half of one percent alcohol by volume.

Sanctions may include but are not limited to:

  • Confiscation of any alcohol, drugs, or paraphernalia
  • Conduct warnings or probation
  • Counseling or medical referral
  • Removal from residence hall
  • Suspension or expulsion from the college
  • Referral to law enforcement agencies for prosecution of charges

Athletes are also subject to being declared ineligible for play for the remainder of the season or entire enrollment at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.

Philosophy

The goal of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is to create an environment which is free of alcohol and other drugs. The College supports those who choose a lifestyle free of chemicals and offers support groups on campus to those in recovery.

Drug and Alcohol Free Campus

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU) system prohibit the use and/or possession of alcohol and other drugs on campus. According to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226) and Minnesota Statutes 152 Prohibited Drugs, 340A Liquor Act, and 624.71 Liquors in Certain Buildings or Grounds, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has implemented a program to prevent the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol by its students and employees. Students and employees receive drug and alcohol education materials annually.

Standards of Conduct

Standards of conduct, as outlined below, apply to all students, employees, and visitors at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.

No student, employee or visitor shall use, manufacture, sell, give away, barter, exchange or distribute: a controlled substance or drug paraphernalia as defined in Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 152, while on campus or while involved in a college activity, service, project, program, or work situation off campus.

No student, employee, or visitor shall possess a controlled substance; 1) while on campus, or 2) while involved in college activity, service project, program, or work situation off campus except when the possession is for the person’s own use and is authorized by law.

Except as allowed by Minnesota Statute 624.701, no student, employee or visitor shall introduce upon, or have possession upon any college campus, or while involved in a college activity, service, project program, or work situation, any alcoholic beverage as defined in Minnesota Statute 340.101.

Employees working on federal grants or contracts who are convicted of a criminal drug statute violation occurring in the work place are required to inform the principal campus administrator of the fact within five calendar days of conviction. The college will notify the federal government within ten days after receiving notice of such an employee being convicted of a criminal drug statute violation occurring in the work place.

No employee shall report to work and no student or visitor shall report to campus while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance (except as prescribed by a physician), which affects alertness, coordination, reaction, response, judgment, decision-making, or safety.

Sanctions

College sanction for violation of the preceding policy will result in the following consequences, with the possibility of other sanctions to be determined by the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs.

First Offense
Student meets with the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs and counselor to review the violation. A $25 fine must be paid within ten days; after ten days the fine will increase to $50 and be placed on the student’s account.

Second Offense
Student meets with the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs and counselor to review the violation. A $50 fine must be paid within ten days; after ten days the fine will increase to $75 and be placed on the student’s account. Voluntary participation in chemical dependency counseling may result.

Third Offense
Student meets with the Vice President of Administration and Student Affairs and counselor to review the violation. A $100 fine must be paid within ten days; after ten days it will by placed on the student’s account. A chemical dependency assessment must be done at this time. There is a possibility of suspension or dismissal from the college.

Alcohol Violations

Minnesota has many statutes which regulate and control alcohol use and misuse. Fines and penalties are given on the basis of minimum requirements and prior violations. Some crimes and violations are as
follows:

Driving under the influence (blood alcohol content .08) First offense: $700 fine, maximum 90 days in jail, revocation of driver license minimum 30 days.

Second offense (within 5 years): $3,000 fine, maximum. One year in jail, revocation of license minimum 90 days.


Persons under the age of 21
Misdemeanors: Consumption and possession unless in parent or guardian's
home, purchase or attempts to purchase alcohol, entering licensed
premises, misrepresenting age.


Aiding Minors
Gross Misdemeanor: To sell, furnish or give a minor alcohol, to induce a
minor to purchase alcohol, to lend or permit use of license to a minor.


Additional Risks
Many students consider drinking to be normal and respectable, but many
people forget that the abuse of alcohol can cause serious physical and
mental problems.
• Emotional problems
• Difficulty at work
• Family turmoil
• Legal problems
• Health problems
• Spiritual struggle
• Memory loss
• Financial difficulties
• Relationship tension
• Trouble dealing with reality
• Intellectual barriers
• Poor academic performance
• Loss of muscle control
• Impaired judgment
• Impaired thinking and reasoning processes
• Loss of inhibitions
• Social conflict
• Accidents and injuries

This policy was last reviewed on June 23, 2009.

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