Apr 18, 2024  
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tobacco, Alcohol, and Controlled Substances

Smoking and Use of Other Tobacco Products

Smoking and the use of other tobacco products, including vaping, is permitted only at outside designated areas. Smoking and use of other tobacco products is not permitted in or next to the college buildings or in college-owned vehicles.

Alcohol and Illicit Drugs

RCC seeks to provide a safe and stable environment for its students. As a part of that effort, the College fully complies with all state and federal statutes relating to substance and alcohol use and abuse. The College is designated a drug-free zone and provides educational programs about the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol.

Standards of Conduct

RCC students will not possess, sell, use, give away or otherwise distribute alcohol or illegal drugs in any forms, including alcoholic beverages when on-campus, in-class, or participating in any College related activity or function.

The College will cooperate with law enforcement authorities to enforce statutes regarding drugs and alcoholic beverages. The possession, use, manufacture, and distribution of illegal drugs or other controlled substances by individuals at RCC will not be tolerated. Violation of these statutes and school policies may result in criminal penalties and disciplinary action by the College.

Health Risks

Students should be aware that drug and alcohol abuse may cause a number of health problems, create problems in relationships with others, and make learning more difficult. These substances alter the normal processes of the body and impair mental and physical functions as well as judgment. Long-term abuse can lead to physical and/or mental dependence and death.

Education and Prevention

The faculty and staff of RCC will make every effort to ensure that students recognize the impact that drug and alcohol abuse can have on one’s ability to succeed academically and professionally. The College may periodically offer courses that address issues related to prevention of substance abuse. The library maintains a collection of materials on substance abuse that is available to the student body and to the community. The College sponsors periodic programs or lectures on substance abuse issues for the student body.

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