Alcohol/Substance Abuse Policy

Alcohol/Substance Abuse Policy

In accordance with the federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, Public Law 101-226 Sec. 1213, and to provide a safe and healthful environment, Kishwaukee College has adopted the following alcohol and/or substance abuse policy:

Kishwaukee College prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of drugs and unauthorized distribution, possession, or use of alcohol in college buildings, on college grounds, or any other workplace designated for college activities. For purposes of this policy, drugs, including alcohol, are defined as any drug which is not legally obtainable and/or any drug which is legally obtainable but which is not legally obtained, is not being used for prescribed purposes, and/or is not being taken according to prescribed dosages. 

Disciplinary sanctions for alcohol or substance abuse are contained in the Kishwaukee College Code of Student Conduct and Discipline, a full copy of which appears in the Kishwaukee College Catalog.

Sanctions imposed by this code may include up to and including termination or expulsion and referral for prosecution to civil authorities. Sanctions may also include required participation in and completion of a drug, or alcohol abuse assistance or rehabilitation program. Students receiving financial aid may also lose their aid. Students as citizens are also subject to federal, state, and local laws.

Students with alcohol and/or substance abuse problems or those wanting information about alcoholism or substance abuse should contact a counselor in Student Services, Adult Continuing Education, or at any of the off-campus agencies providing counseling and rehabilitation services. A listing of off campus agencies is available from a counselor, the Vice President of Student Services Office, or the Adult Continuing Education Office.

A more complete statement of the above information, including health risks associated with alcohol and substance abuse, is available by contacting the Vice President of Student Services office.

Biennial Review

The Biennial Report provides a review of the College's Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco policy.

Illinois Alcohol and Drug Sanctions & Penalties can be found at this link.

Health risks associated with alcohol and drug use can be found at National Institute on Drug Abuse.