BLACK HAWK COLLEGE ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG NOTIFICATION & POLICY
In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, this notification is presented annually to each Black Hawk College (BHC) student and employee. Its purpose is to serve as a reminder of the standards of conduct relating to drugs and alcohol; the health risks associated with drug and alcohol abuse; of the availability of treatment for drug or alcohol problems; of BHC policies related to the illegal possession and use or distribution of drugs or alcohol; and of the internal sanctions and federal, state, and local legal penalties that may result from the illegal sale, possession, consumption, or distribution of drugs or alcohol.
Standards of Conduct
Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Counseling Services
Any student found in violation of the Code of Conduct will be subject to the sanctions outlined in the ‘Disciplinary Procedures’ section of the Student Handbook (located at www.bhc.edu). Upon determination that an individual has violated the Code of Conduct, the Student Disciplinary Committee will be convened in order to provide the individual with a full and fair hearing. After completing the student’s hearing in regard to the allegation, the Student Disciplinary Committee will impose one or more of the following sanctions: (a) restitution, (b) warning, (c) reprimand, (d) restriction, (e) probation, (f) suspension, (g) expulsion.
The College reserves the right to prescribe the nature and type of corrective action to be imposed on employees found in violation of the Drug-Free College Policy (Board Policy 8.70). Such corrective action may include: 1) issuance of a written warning, 2) requirement to seek treatment; or 3) termination.
A full description of the procedures the College will take if an employee is suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol and the conditions under which various sanctions will be dispensed can be found in Administrative Guideline 3-1.11, Employee Drug/Alcohol Abuse Procedures. A copy of the Administrative Guidelines can be found in myBlackHawk under the Employees tab, Publications, Forms, and Manuals link.