Sep 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Student Handbook 
    
2019-2020 Student Handbook

Substance Abuse Policy


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In compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, and with the belief that substance abuse is detrimental to the functioning of the individual, his/her family, the local community and North Arkansas College, Northark prohibits the possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on its property or at any Northark sponsored trips or activities.

The above prohibition applies equally to all students, employees and any visitors to the college. As required by law, Northark will evaluate and impose disciplinary sanctions on a case-by-case basis. Such reviews will consider the severity of the individual’s action(s), academic/employment record and previous offenses, if any. Northark reserves the right to place students/employees on probation for a period of time determined appropriate by the institution.  Subsequent offenses could result in suspension from school/employment or termination of school attendance or employment.

Initial sanctions are not restricted to probation, and Northark reserves the right to suspend individuals on the first offense, if the circumstances indicate such a sanction is appropriate.  Northark also reserves the right to require an individual to complete a rehabilitation program before reinstating that individual in school or for employment.

Students and employees should understand that sanctions are not restricted to those imposed by North Arkansas College. Individuals are subject to the penalties imposed by local, state, and federal law. The penalties for possession of and/or trafficking in illicit drugs vary, depending upon the substance(s) involved and quantity and previous offenses, if any. Fines can range from the thousands of dollars into the millions, while imprisonment can be for as long as life.

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