Drug & Alcohol Policy

Coastal Carolina Community College is dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge and to the provision of quality educational opportunities by maintaining a teaching/learning environment which is conducive to that purpose.  That environment is damaged by the use of alcohol and other drugs.  Therefore, all members of the academic community – students, faculty members, administrators, and other employees – share the responsibility for protecting and maintaining that environment.

Accordingly, every student of Coastal Carolina Community College is responsible for being familiar with and complying with the terms of this policy, which has been adopted by the Board of Trustees.  This policy is applicable to all other places and events controlled or sanctioned by the institution.

It is the policy of this college that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use, or being under the influence of an illegal drug or alcohol on the College’s property or as a part of any of its activities is prohibited.  Coastal Carolina Community College’s policy and programs are intended to accomplish the following.

  1. Prevent substance abuse through a strong educational effort;
  2. Inform members of the academic community about counseling services and rehabilitation programs such as substance abuse counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation programs which are available to them;
  3. Provide a description of applicable legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law;
  4. Provide information concerning health risks associated with the use of illegal drugs and the abuse of alcohol.