Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
As a requirement of the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations (Edgar Part 86), Oklahoma City Community College is required to disseminate the below notification to all students and employees on an annual basis. This process is formally conducted through collaboration between the offices of Human Resources, Student Support Services, and the Campus Police. Questions concerning this information can be addressed to any of these offices or the specific office identified throughout the information.
Oklahoma City Community College has a firm commitment to provide its students and employees a healthy and safe learning and working environment. The illegal or unauthorized possession, use of, being under the influence of, or distribution of drugs or alcoholic beverages seriously affects the College environment as well as the individual potential for success of our students and employees. Disciplinary actions will be taken against any student or employee found to be possessing, using, or distributing illicit drugs or alcohol on College property or as part of any College activity. It is our goal that the following information clarifies the standards of conduct, legal requirements, health risks, and help that is available to all students, staff, and faculty members who may abuse or be dependent upon alcohol or drugs.
The Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations of the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act requires an institution of higher education, such as the Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC), to certify that it has implemented programs to prevent the abuse of alcohol and use, and/or distribution of illicit drugs both by OCCC students and employees either on its premises and as part of its activities. At a minimum, an institution of higher education must annually distribute the following in writing to all students and employees:
- Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees
- A description of the legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol
- A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol abuse
- A description of any drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or reentry programs that are available to employees or students
- A clear statement that the institution will impose sanctions on students and employees and a description of those sanctions, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution, for violations of the standards or conduct or law
Standards of Conduct
Oklahoma City Community College prohibits the possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its property and as part of any activities held by the institution. This includes any; college sponsored on or off campus activities, such as officially sanctioned field trips; Student-sponsored social activities; Professional meetings attended by employees; and any college-sponsored activities abroad. OCCC prohibits unlawful activities associated with alcohol, including prohibition against use by students who are under-age. The unlawful use of drugs or alcohol is inconsistent with the behavior expected of members of the OCCC community. Violations of this policy may result in criminal action as well as disciplinary action. A full version of the OCCC Policy (NO. 1014) on Drug and Alcohol-Free Educational and Working Environment can be found here:
Currently enrolled students are required to abide by OCCC’s Student Conduct Code which incorporates the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program. The current Student Conduct Code is available in the Oklahoma City Community College Student Handbook or the online version of the handbook can found here:
Students and employees are reminded that local, state and federal laws provide for a variety of legal sanctions and penalties for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. These sanctions include, but are not limited to, incarceration and monetary fines.
Federal Trafficking Penalties
Federal Tracking Penalities
Oklahoma Drug Possession Laws
Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, any schedule, is a misdemeanor and carries a penalty of confinement for not more than one (1) year and by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00)Transporting, or possession of a substance classified in Schedule I or II, except for marijuana, with an intent to distribute, upon conviction, shall be guilty of a felony, and shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not more than seven (7) years and a fine of not more than One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00), which shall be in addition to other punishment provided by law and shall not be imposed in lieu of other punishment.
o A second conviction for the violation of provisions of this paragraph is a felony punishable by a term of imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not more than fourteen (14) years.
o A third or subsequent conviction for the violation of the provisions of this paragraph is a felony punishable by a term of imprisonment in the custody of the Department of Corrections for not more than twenty (20) years.