Student Code of Conduct
Concerning Alcohol & Drugs

Office of the Dean of Students
Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Code of Conduct

College District students are both citizens and members of the academic community. As citizens and students, they enjoy the same freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, and right of petition that other citizens enjoy. As members of the academic community, they are subject to the obligations that are theirs by virtue of this membership.

The College District expects its students to conduct themselves in such a way as to reflect credit upon the institution they represent. There are two basic standards of behavior required of all students:

1. they shall adhere to College District policies and municipal, county, state, and federal laws; and

2. they shall not interfere with or disrupt the orderly educational processes of the College District.

Students are entitled to only those immunities or privileges by law as enjoyed by other citizens. For further information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students.

The Student Code of Conduct applies to all Collin students while at the College District, on College District property, and while attending College District-sponsored activities on- or off-campus. Definitions of terminology used in this section can be found in the College Terminology section of the current student handbook.

Student Code of Conduct Violations

7-2.1 Alcohol and Drug Use

Students seeking assistance or educational materials about alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or other substances should contact Counseling Services.

Alcohol

The use of intoxicating beverages shall be prohibited in classroom buildings; laboratories; auditoriums; library buildings; faculty and administrative offices; intercollegiate and intramural athletic facilities; and all other public campus areas, provided, however, that with the prior consent of the Board, the provisions herein may be waived with respect to any specific affair that is sponsored by the institution and/or the Collin County Community College District Foundation. State law shall be strictly enforced at all times on all property controlled by the College District in regard to the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Controlled Substance

In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), and Texas House Resolution 2253 and Senate Resolution 645 (passed in 1987), no student shall, or attempt to, possess, have under their control, manufacture, deliver, distribute, sell, purchase, use, or be under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances (as defined in the Texas Controlled Substances Act), abuseable volatile chemicals (in violation of manufacturer’s directions), dangerous drugs as defined by state or federal law, steroids, substances referred to as “designer drugs,” [and the inappropriate or illegal use of over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, inhalants, herbal/“natural” euphoriants, look-alike products (what is represented to be any of the above-listed substances)], any other intoxicant or mood-changing, mind-altering, or behavior altering drugs at the College District, on College District property, or while attending College District-sponsored activities on- or off-campus.

Paraphernalia

No possession of any pipe, instrument of contrivance, hypodermic syringe, needle, or any instrument adapted for the use of smoking, injecting, ingesting, any narcotic or hallucinatory drug.

Tobacco

The College District prohibits smoking and the use of tobacco products on all College District property, except in designated areas. Violators of this policy may be subject to disciplinary action (see Section 6.25, Smoking/Tobacco, of the Student Handbook).

Possession

Possession means actual care, custody, control or management, and includes the act of taking control or occupancy of property without regard to the ownership of the property. Possession is a voluntary act if the possessor knowingly obtains or receives the things possessed or is aware of his or her control over the thing for a sufficient time to permit him or her to terminate his or her control. In addition, items in a car under the care, custody, control or management of the student will be in the student’s possession.

Exception

A student who uses a drug authorized by a licensed physician in accordance with a prescription specifically for that student’s use shall not be considered to have violated this rule.

Violation

Students who violate this policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

Notice

Such disciplinary action may include referral to drug and alcohol counseling or rehabilitation programs or student assistance programs, suspension, expulsion, and referral to appropriate law enforcement officials for prosecution. Each student taking one (1) or more classes for any type of academic credit except for continuing education units shall be given a copy of the College District’s policy prohibiting the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol, a description of the applicable legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law, and a description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol.

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