The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) of 1989, also known as the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations, requires institutions of higher education to establish policies that address unlawful possession, use, or distribution of alcohol and illicit drugs. The DFSCA also requires the establishment of a drug and alcohol prevention program, notification and a biennial review.
Students, faculty, staff and visitors may request information about the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses biennial review by contacting Student Services or by reviewing online. All members of the Hill College community are encouraged to review information regarding DFSCA.
Standards of Conduct
The use, possession, control, manufacture, transmission, sale or being under the influence of illegal drugs and/or alcoholic beverages by College students, faculty, staff, or guests, is prohibited on or in College owned property and at all College sponsored activities.
The legal age for the consumption of alcohol is 21 years of age. Any underage student consuming alcohol is violating student conduct. Additionally, excessive alcohol use can lead to additional violations, such as driving while intoxicated or public intoxication.Students living on the Hill Count Campus within residence halls should note that the Residence Life Handbook indicates a zero tolerance policy when it comes to illegal drug use or possession.
A variety of resources exist for alcohol and other drug prevention education, counseling and referral. For detailed information concerning these resources available from Hill College, students may contact Student Services or refer to the Health and Wellness Services web page.Faculty and staff members may contact Human Resources.
Disciplinary Sanctions for Violations
Individuals violating Hill College policies for illegal drugs and/or alcoholic beverages shall be subject to discipline for violations, including suspension, in accordance with policy. The penalties for misconduct range from reprimand to expulsion. Typically, students who have violated Student Conduct will be referred to the Dean of Students to complete an individualized education plan. A Dean of Students will meet with the student and complete training.Faculty and staff sanctions are listed under the employee welfare and employee standards of conduct policies.