2018-2019 Catalog

Alcohol and Drugs

On December 12, 1989, Congress amended Title XII of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The amendment, known as the “Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989,” requires every educational institution that receives federal funding to certify its adoption and implementation of programs designed to prevent the use of illegal drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees.

BCC, in accordance with legal mandates and its philosophy of establishing and maintaining an environment of learning and a supportive climate in which to conduct the business and mission of the College, enforces the following policies:

  • The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of alcohol, or a controlled substance, is prohibited on the campus of BCC or as part of any college- related activity.
  • BCC shall cooperate in the enforcement of federal and state laws concerning illegal drugs and alcoholic beverages.
  • Under-age drinking is prohibited at BCC functions and on any part of the campus.
  • Alcohol may not be served, consumed, or furnished at any BCC student event either on or off any of its facilities. The exception is the Hospitality Administration and Culinary Arts program dinners. Club or activity advisors, or other appropriate college officials, should take all reasonable steps to insure that alcohol is not available during, or en-route to, a college-sponsored event.
  • Employees working under federally funded grants are additionally subject to the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.
  • The College will present campus-wide drug and alcohol education literature on an annual basis. This is in addition to other educational opportunities available in current or future offerings.
  • The following medical risks are associated with drug and alcohol use: overdose, dependence, ill health, accident. For any member of the BCC community who is experiencing substance abuse problems, the College will offer supportive services and referral for treatment, as appropriate and available.
  • The College shall conduct a biennial review of these policies and programs and implement changes as necessary.

A full copy of this policy is included in the Student Policy Guide which may be obtained from the Dean for Student Affairs Office or viewed online on the BCC website.

A full copy of this policy is included in the Student Policy Guide which may be obtained from the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs (A-114) or viewed online on the BCC website.