Alcohol and Drug Policy

Effects of Frequently Misused Substances

 

College and District Policy

  • The Student Code of Conduct (Section III.B.12) prohibits the "possession, consumption, sale, distribution or delivery of any alcoholic beverage in college buildings or on college grounds, or at college-sponsored or supervised activities, regardless of their location, unless authorized by college officials."
  • The Code (Section III.B.11) also prohibits "the use, sale, distribution, or possession on campus of, or presence on campus under the influence of, any controlled substances, or any poison classified as such by Schedule D section 4160 of the Business and Professions code or other California laws on District property or at any District-sponsored event. Use of a prescription drug if the prescription was not issued to the student, or the distribution or sale of a prescription drug to a person to whom the prescription was not originally issued.  Intentionally or recklessly inhaling or ingesting substances (e.g., nitrous oxide, glue, paint, etc.) that will alter a student's mental state is also prohibited.  Possession of drug paraphernalia including but not limited to bongs or glass pipes.  This regulation does not apply when the person named on the prescription possesses the drugs or narcotics or when the drugs or narcotics are permitted for and are being used in research, instruction, or analysis."
  • Drug-Free Workplace - Board Policy 2046
  • Serving Alcoholic Beverages at College/District Activities - Business Procedure 6.05
  • Drug-Free Campus - DVC Procedure 2046
  • Serving Alcoholic Beverages at College Activities - DVC Procedure 5106.05
  • Employee Assistance Program - HR Procedure 1120.11

 

State Law

  • Alcohol Offenses
    • "Every person who possesses, consumes, sells, gives, or delivers to any other person, any alcoholic beverage in or on any public schoolhouse or any of the ground thereof, is guilty of a misdemeanor." - Section 25608 of the Business and Professions Code (B and P)
    • Possession of Alcohol by a Minor: Misdemeanor - Section 25662 (B and P)
    • Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor: Misdemeanor - Section 25658 (B and P)
    • Disorderly Conduct: Under the Influence - Section 647 (f) Penal Code
  • Controlled Substances - the Uniform Controlled Substances Act - Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code(H and S) (Sections 11000 - 11999.25) includes information about Schedules, Offenses and Penalties
    • Marijuana and Hashish
      • Possession of Controlled Substance: Felony - Section 11350 (H and S)
      • Possession of Marijuana: Misdemeanor - Section 11357 (H and S)
      • Possession for Sale: Felony - Section 11359 (H and S)
      • Transporting, Importing, Selling and Furnishing: Felony - Section 11360 (H and S)
      • Employment of Minors for Unlawful Transactions: Felony - Section 11361 (H and S)
      • Disorderly Conduct: Under the Influence - Section 647 (f) Penal Code
    • Barbiturates, LSD, PCP, Amphetamines and Methamphetamines
      • Possession of Certain Controlled Substances: Felony/Misdemeanor - Section 11377 (H and S)
      • Possession for Sale: Felony - Section 11378 (H and S)
      • Transporting, Importing, and/or Selling Controlled Substance: Felony - Section 11379 (H and S)
      • Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance: Misdemeanor - Section 11550 (H and S)
    • Heroin, Cocaine and Crack Cocaine
      • Possession of Controlled Substance: Felony - Section 11350 (H and S)
      • Possession for Sale: Felony - Section 11351 (H and S)
      • Importing, Selling and/or Furnishing Controlled Substance: Felony - Section 11352 (H and S)
      • Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance: Misdemeanor - Section 11550 (H and S)
    • Section 76033 of the Education Code prohibits "the use, sale, or possession on campus of, or presence on campus under the influence of, any controlled substance, or any poison classified as such by Schedule D in Section 4160 of the Business and Professions Code"

 

Federal Law

 

Other Resources

 

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