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Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention

1. RRC prohibits the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students on its property or as part of any of its activities.

2. Any student who violates the standards in paragraph 1 above may be subject to immediate disciplinary sanctions consistent with local, state and federal law, up to and including immediate termination or expulsion, referral for prosecution and/or referral to a drug abuse assistant or rehabilitation program. In deciding what action to take, RRC will take into consideration the nature of the violation, the student’s current job assignment, the student’s record with RRC and other factors relevant to the impact of the student’s conduct upon RRC’s activities.

3. A student who is convicted of any offense, under any federal or state law involving the possession or slate of a controlled substance, for conduct that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving any federal loan, grant or work assistance shall not be eligible to receive any grant, loan or work assistance from the date of that conviction for the period of time specified in the following table:

If convicted of any offense involving:

The possession of a controlled substance, ineligibility period is:
First offense                                      1 year
Second offense                                  2 years
Third offense                                      Indefinite

The sale of a controlled substance, ineligibility period is:
First offense                                      2 years
Second offense                                  Indefinite

4. As a condition of initial and continued matriculation, a student must inform the institution of any criminal drug statute conviction or any violation no later than upon application or five days after such a conviction or violation, whichever is earlier.

5. RRC maintains a competent referral network for drug and alcohol counseling, treatment and rehabilitation. Any student who feels that he or she has a drug or alcohol abuse problem is encouraged to seek assistance.

Although the cost for medical or rehabilitative treatment for substance abuse is the responsibility of the individual student, such costs may be covered in whole or in part by health insurance plans available through RRC.

Participation in a medical rehabilitative program will not preclude RRC from also taking any disciplinary action against the student that may be appropriate. Furthermore, a student who leaves a rehabilitative treatment program before proper discharge may be subject to immediate discipline, including termination or expulsion.

6. This program of drug prevention will be reviewed biannually to determine its effectiveness and to implement changes in the program if needed; and to ensure that the sanctions noted above are consistently enforced.

7. A partial listing of the side effects of drug/alcohol consumption may be found on RRC’s intranet site under the Required Annual Distribution section.