Broward College recognizes the health risks and costs associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol, and are committed to providing a drug-free and alcohol-free educational environment, which supports the mission of the College. In compliance with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, Broward College strictly prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance at the College. Sanctions are in place for those who violate the policy. Broward College also provides counseling to both its students and employees for alcohol and drug abuse.
ALCOHOL USE AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICIES
Broward College policies
, as well as Code of Conduct
, specifically address that the use or sale of alcoholic beverages at all Broward College sites is prohibited. Students may not be under the influence or in possession of alcohol while on college property or while participating in a college-sanctioned activity. It is unlawful to sell, furnish or provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21. The possession of alcohol by anyone less than 21 years of age in a public place or a place open to the public is illegal.
Broward College policy
, as well as Code of Conduct
, addresses the substance abuse policy. Violators are subject to College disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine, and/or imprisonment in accordance with Broward College Student Code of Conduct
up to and including expulsion from the College. If a student is required to submit to a drug screening by the Dean of Students based on behaviors that indicate the use of drugs or alcohol which impairs their ability to perform in their academic program, refusal to submit to such a drug screening will be treated as a positive test result. The College retains the right to dismiss a student from the College or from a specific program, in accordance with the Program Guidelines for that program.
In addition, Broward College faculty and staff need to abide by the Drug Free Workplace Policy
Any employee who violates the Drug Free Workplace Policy and Procedure
is subject to discipline up to and including termination. The College may require an employee who violates this policy to successfully and satisfactorily complete a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved for such purposes by a federal, state, or local agency.
For further information regarding standards of conduct and sanctions under Local, State, and Federal Law, visit the Campus Safety website where you can view the full Broward College Annual Drug and Alcohol Disclosure.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE AWARENESS PROGRAMS
The Office of Student Life at each Broward College campus sponsors various drug and alcohol abuse education programs in partnership with state and local law enforcement outreach activities and non-profit organizations. In addition, various counseling options are available through Broward College’s partnership with Henderson Mental Health Center and other organizations.
The Office of Human Resources maintains through the College’s Health Insurance provider, CIGNA, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that offers mental and behavioral counseling, as well as alcohol and narcotics addiction/abuse education/prevention counseling, and therapist referrals.
As you pursue your education, you will encounter challenges that will affect your ability to be successful. Concerns about relationships, family, stress, body image, and drug and alcohol abuse can cause distress and problems with day-to-day living. This student success program is available to all full-time or part-time Broward College students.
Are you dealing with Anxiety, Stress, low Self-Esteem, Depression, Anger, Substance Abuse, Disturbing Thoughts or Sexual Assault?
To schedule an appointment or for 24-hour crisis support call 954-424-6916