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Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs


    Salt Lake Community College strives to provide an educational and professional environment that allows individuals to engage in their daily activities in a safe, healthy, and secure manner. As part of these efforts, the college offers an alcohol/drug free campus and prohibits providing or possessing alcohol/drugs contrary to law. We encourage everyone to be informed of the laws governing and risks associated with the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.


    Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments, 103 Stat. 1928.



    1. The U.S. Department of Education has issued regulations implementing the provisions of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. These regulations require that Salt Lake Community College submit certification that it has adopted and implemented a drug prevention program.
    2. Pursuant to the above-referenced requirement, Salt Lake Community College provides the following in an annual written distribution to each employee and student:
      1. Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit, at a minimum, the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs and alcohol by employees and students on its property or as part of its activities;
      2. A description of applicable legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of drugs and alcohol;
      3. A description of health risks associated with the use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol;
      4. A description of available drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or re-entry programs ;
      5. A clear statement of the disciplinary sanctions that SLCC will impose on employees and students and a description of termination of employment and referral for prosecution for the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs and alcohol. Disciplinary sanctions may also include completing an appropriate rehabilitation program; and
      6. A biennial review by SLCC of its program to determine the effectiveness, implement needed changes, and ensure that disciplinary sanctions are consistently enforced.
    3. This policy is intended to supplement and not limit the provisions of the Drug Free Workplace Policy applicable to SLCC employees.

Date of Last Cabinet Review: November 13, 2018

The originator of this policy & procedure is the office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Questions regarding this policy may be directed to the originator by calling 801-957-4285.