Campus Safety Substance Policies

Read below for Substance Policies covering topics including Illegal Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling, Smoking, and Substance Abuse and Drug Testing.


Illegal Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling

Alcoholic Beverages

Barton Community College seeks to encourage an academic environment that maintains and promotes the health, safety and welfare of all members of this campus. In keeping with those objectives, the College has established policies and guidelines governing the possession, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the campus: Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Policy.

Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted on property owned or controlled by Barton Community College. Also, intentionally or knowingly selling, or intentionally or knowingly furnishing alcoholic beverages to persons under the age of 21 years, is a violation of College rules and laws of the State of Kansas under K.S.A 41-727 and K.S.A. 21-3610.

Likewise, the consumption and/or possession of all alcohol is prohibited at all times on campus, and off campus for activities and experiences when said activities and experiences are sponsored by and/or under the auspices of Barton Community College.

Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

Barton Community College supports and endorses the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-690, Sec. 5151 et. seq.) and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226). Pursuant to these Acts, the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance or abuse of alcohol (as defined in these Acts) by a student on college property or as part of any College activity is prohibited.

Under Public Law 100-226, the College will distribute to all students, in the Student Handbook, a statement of compliance in accordance with the applicable provisions of the law. The College will conduct a biennial review of this procedure as required by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989.

A student who violates this policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action including suspension, demotion, non-renewal and/or termination as provided in the Student Code of Conduct Policy.
Students receiving performance awards or athletic scholarships shall be subject to random drug testing in order to assure compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 as referenced in this policy.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education Programs
Consistent with its educational mission, the College also assists its members in finding alternatives to alcoholic beverage and drug abuse and provides services and resources for college members who experience alcohol or drug related difficulties. For more information contact the Dean of Student Services at ext. 226 or in L-137.

Gambling

Gambling is not permitted on campus or at any College-sponsored activity off campus.

Illegal Drugs

Barton Community College does not condone the possession, sale, distribution or use of illegal drugs or other hallucinogens on the campus. Anyone known to be possessing, using, selling or distributing such drugs is subject to disciplinary action as well as arrest and fine or imprisonment according to State Statute K.S.A. 65-4127.

Likewise, the consumption and/or possession of all illicit drugs are prohibited at all times on campus, and off campus for activities and experiences when said activities and experiences are sponsored by and/or under the auspices of Barton Community College.


Smoking

In accordance with KSA Bill No. 21-4010, smoking is prohibited in all College buildings. A Barton policy passed effective Spring 1994 states that no tobacco products (including smokeless tobacco),are allowed in any College building. The Tobacco Free Campus Policy.


Substance Abuse Policy and Drug Testing Program

Substance Abuse Policy and Drug-Testing Program

The College supports and endorses the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-690, Sec. 5151 et. seq.) and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226). Pursuant to these Acts, the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance or abuse of alcohol (as defined in these Acts) by a student on college property or as part of any College activity is prohibited.

Under Public Law 100-226, the College will distribute to all students, in the Student Handbook, a statement of compliance in accordance with the applicable provisions of the law. The College will conduct a biennial review of this procedure as required by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989.

A student who violates this policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action including suspension, demotion, non-renewal and/or termination as provided in the Student Code of Conduct Policy.

Drug Testing for Students Receiving Athletic Scholarships or Performance Awards

Students receiving athletic scholarships or performance awards shall be subject to random drug testing in order to assure compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 as referenced in this policy.