Drug Policies

Drug-Free Work Place Policy

It is the policy of St. Clair County Community College that there shall be no illicit use of drugs or abuse of alcohol allowed by students or employees on the college’s property or as a part of any institutional activity. No employee or student shall unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess, or use any controlled substance or abuse alcohol while on the college property or at any institutional activity.

Drug Prevention Program Policy

Drug Prevention Program
No member of the College Community will manufacture, possess, distribute, or use any prohibited drug in either the refined or crude form, except, (1) controlled substances for personal usage and these must be under the current prescription of a licensed physician, (2) those specifically authorized to St. Clair County Community College by Federal or State authorizing agencies for educational purposes. Nor will any member of the College Community possess property which is used, or intended for use, as a container for any controlled substance.

Effect of Violating Rules
In the event of violating the Drug Free Workplace policy, the College may subject State and Federal law sanction up to and including exclusion from the College campus and programs. A listing
of the federal penalties can be found on the Drug Enforcement Administration website.

Reports of Violations
Reporting of violations will be within the province of all members of the College Community because they have a common responsibility in maintaining an orderly and efficient community for their mutual benefit.

Health Risks
Abusing drugs and/or alcohol can:

  • make you sick
  • lower your job performance 
  • put you in prison 
  • cause dependency 
  • be expensive 
  • cost you your life 

Alcohol use will:

  • dull your senses
  • impair coordination 
  • slur your speech 
  • cause mood changes 
  • depress brain functions 
  • lead to irreversible brain damage 
  • damage liver, heart, and pancreas 
  • irritate your stomach 
  • cause physical damage to your unborn baby 

Drug use will:

  • increase your heart rate and blood pressure 
  • cause tremors and convulsions, produce heart, liver, and kidney damage 
  • injure your unborn baby 
  • lower your resistance to disease-AIDS! 
  • Cause personality changes, confusion, and depression 
  • Lead to paranoia and hallucinations 

Assistance with Substance Abuse Counseling
If students are experiencing problems with drugs and/or alcohol, please contact the SC4 Advising Office, Room 251, SC4 Welcome Center, or call (810) 989-5520 to schedule an appointment.