Alcohol and Drug Use Policy

In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment, FRCC has strict rules against students or employees using, being under the influence of, manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, possessing, cultivating, purchasing or selling alcohol or illicit drugs on college property or during college activities. Any student or employee convicted of any such drug violation is subject to criminal penalties under local, state, and federal law, as well as disciplinary action by the college. These penalties can range in severity from a fine of $100 or less, to $8 million and/or life imprisonment. The exact penalty assessed depends upon the nature and severity of the individual offense. Federal and state laws govern the use and possession of controlled substances.

Although possession and use of marijuana in limited quantities is consistent with the requirements of the Colorado Constitution and is no longer a crime in the State of Colorado, the possession and use of marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Consistent with federal law, including the Controlled Substances Act and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, the use and/or possession of marijuana continues to be prohibited while a student is on college owned or college controlled property, and/or any function authorized or supervised by the college and/or in state owned or leased vehicles.

Drug and alcohol violations are prohibited under the Student Behavioral Expectations & Responsibilities Resolution Procedure. Students who violate the CCCS Student Code of Conduct will be subject to college Disciplinary Procedures. Sanctions, include but are not limited to, warnings, probation, suspension or expulsion from the college, termination of employment and referral to authorities for prosecution, as appropriate.