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Drug-Free Schools and Community Act Notice

To the Standard College Community:

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 require an institution of higher education, as a condition of receiving funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, to certify that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.

As part of its drug prevention program, Standard College annually distributes in writing to each student and employee the following information contained in this publication:

  • Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its property or as part of any of its activities.
  • A clear statement of the disciplinary sanctions that Standard College will impose on students and employees who violate the standards of conduct.
  • A description of applicable local, state, and federal legal sanctions pertaining to the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol.
  • A description of health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol.
  • A description of available drug and alcohol counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, and re-entry programs.

Standards of Conduct

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, use, or sale of alcohol or of controlled substances by employees and students on Standard College property or as part of any Standard College activity is prohibited. Standard College also prohibits employee impairment on the job due to the use of alcohol or drugs.

Disciplinary Sanctions

Standard College will impose disciplinary sanctions on students and employees who violate the standard of conduct. The sanctions include referral for criminal prosecution, consistent with local, State, and Federal law. The disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed on students include probation, suspension, and termination from the nursing program. The disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed on employees include verbal counseling, written counseling, probation, suspension, and involuntary termination. For both students and employees, disciplinary action shall be determined on a case-by-case basis. Mitigating circumstances that may be considered in determining the appropriate discipline include whether the employee or student voluntarily admits to, and seeks assistance for, an alcohol or other drug problem. When a student or employee is charged with a violation of law, it is the practice of Standard College to initiate its own disciplinary proceedings without awaiting court action.