POLICY OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Adopted: Tuesday, December 7, 1993
Revision Number: 3
Revision Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Reference: Student Affairs, Personnel
The College prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on College property or at any part of its activities.
The College will inform all students and employees regarding illicit drug and alcohol abuse and use including (1) the policies of the College related to the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol (2) the penalties that may be imposed upon students or employees for drug and alcohol violations (3) the health dangers related to drug and alcohol use (4) the availability of drug and alcohol counseling and referral programs.
The legalization of marijuana under state law does not change the College’s policy or its obligations under federal law as a federal contractor and recipient of federal funds. The manufacture, possession, use, distribution, sale, or purchase of marijuana is prohibited on Pearl River Community College premises and constitutes a violation of this policy. This includes marijuana prescribed under the State of Mississippi’s Medical Marijuana Law. Working under the influence of marijuana is likewise prohibited and violates this policy.
The College will provide up-dated drug and alcohol information to all students and employees by published brochures and appropriate college publications. For additional information related to the PRCC substance abuse policy, all students, faculty and/or staff should contact the Campus Vice President.
The College will make available, upon request, to the Department of Education and to the public, the information distributed to students and employees as well as the results of a biennial review of the institution’s programs that
- determines the effectiveness of the program and implements needed changes;
- determines the number of drug and alcohol-related violations and fatalities that occur on the institution’s campus (as defined in HEA Sec. 485(f)(6)) or as part of the institution’s activities, and are reported to campus officials;
- determines the number and type of sanctions that are imposed and ensures that sanctions are consistently enforced.