Drug-Free Workplace & Campus

The Desert Community College District intends to maintain a safe, healthful, and productive work and learning environment for all employees and students. To accomplish this, the District will act to eliminate any drug abuse, which increases the potential for accidents, absenteeism, low academic and work performance, poor employee and student morale, and damage to the District’s reputation. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of an illegal drug or the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of alcohol is prohibited in all buildings, property, facilities, service areas, off-campus sites of the District, or in any location where any District activity is occurring.

The District shall discipline a student, up to and including expulsion, for the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, or possession of controlled substances on the District’s property or as part of any of its activities.

Students who think they may have an alcohol or drug usage problem are urged to voluntarily seek confidential assistance from the Student Health Center and/or the Counseling Center. While the District will be supportive of those who seek help voluntarily, the District will be equally firm in identifying and disciplining those students who continue to be substance abusers and do not seek help or continue to abuse drugs or alcohol after treatment or counseling.

Materials and information on counseling, treatment and rehabilitation resources, health risks, Federal trafficking penalties, and uses and effects of controlled substances are available in the Counseling Center, the Student Health Center, and the Library.