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Drug-Free Workplace Policy - DCC CP 2-8

Drug-Free Workplace Policy - DCC CP 2-8

In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, DCC is committed to provide a Drug-Free Workplace. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, sale, possession or use of a controlled substance in the workplace or while conducting college business are prohibited.

Local state and federal laws make illegal use of drugs and alcohol serious crimes. Conviction can lead to imprisonment, fines and assigned community services

Glendive Ordinances:
Section 5.02.006 Purchase by or for persons under the age of twenty-one (21) prohibited. Up to six (6) months in jail and a $500 Fine.
Section 5.02.007 Misrepresentation of age. Up to six (6) months in jail and a $500 Fine.
State Penalties for Unlawful Possession or Distribution of Illicit Drugs and Alcohol:
Section 45-9-101 M.C.A. Criminal sale of dangerous drugs. Depending on the type of drug and prior convictions, penalties could range up to life in prison and a $50,000 Fine.
Section 45-9-102 M.C.A. Criminal possession of dangerous drugs.
(a) Less than 60 grams of marijuana or 1 gram of hashish, for the first offense, a fine of not less than $100 or more than $500 and by imprisonment in the County Jail for not more than six (6) months.
(b) Other penalties depend on the nature of the drug, but can range up to five (5) years in prison and a $50,000 Fine.
Section 45-9-103 M.C.A. Criminal possession with intent to sell. Not less than two (2) years nor more than twenty (20) years in prison and a $50,000 Fine.
Section 45-9-104 M.C.A. Fraudulently obtaining dangerous drugs. Up to ten (10) years in prison. Section 45-9-105 M.C.A. Altering labels on dangerous drugs. Up to six (6) months in jail.
Section 45-9-109 M.C.A Sale on or near school property. Not less than three (3) years nor more than Life in prison and a $50,000 Fine.
Section 45-9-112 M.C.A Criminal Sale of imitation dangerous drugs. Up to ten (10) years in prison and a $50,000 Fine.
Section 45-9-113 M.C.A Criminal possession of imitation dangerous drug with purpose to sell. Up to five (5) years in prison and a $50,000 Fine.
Section 45-10-103 M.C.A Criminal possession of drug paraphernalia. Up to six (6) months in jail and a $500 Fine.
Section 45-10-105 M.C.A Delivery of drug paraphernalia to a minor. Up to one (1) year in jail and a $1,000 Fine. In addition under
Section 44-12-103, conveyances used in the commission of a drug offense are subject to forfeiture to law enforcement.
Section 45-5-623 M.C.A. Unlawful transactions with children, which includes selling or giving intoxicating substances other than alcoholic beverages to a person under 18 or selling or giving an alcoholic beverage to a person under 21. Fine of up to $500 and jail up to six (6) months or both for first offense.
Section 45-5-624 M.C.A. Unlawful possession of an intoxicating substance. $50 for first offense, $100 for second offense, $200 for third offense, fourth and subsequent offense, $300 fine and jail for up to six (6) months; plus completion of a community-based substance abuse information course; plus having drivers license confiscated for up to ninety (90 ) days.
Section 45-5-622 M.C.A. Endangering the welfare of children by supplying intoxicating substances to a person under 18. Fine up to $500 and jail for up to six (6) months for first offense. Federal Sanctions would be the same throughout the Country and would be too numerous to outline and are seldom imposed locally.

Health Risks

Abusive alcohol consumption and use of illicit drugs are associated with physical and mental health risk. A description of the health risk may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Memory loss or interference
  • Impaired judgment, reaction time and motor coordination
  • Loss of concentration and/or interference with the brains ability to take in, sort and synthesize information – Physical exhaustion
  • Malnutrition
  • Psychosis
  • Anxiety or paranoid reaction
  • Increased aggressiveness
  • Inappropriate or inaccurate perception
  • Distortion of experiences and loss of self control
  • Strokes
  • Cancer
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Heart failure
  • Lung damage
  • Fetal damage from use by pregnant women
  • Death from respiratory depression
  • Counseling and Treatment

A wide range of support services and educational programs are available to the DCC community. This includes, but is not limited to short-term counseling, support groups, and referral to inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. These programs are available primarily through the generic service system in Glendive and regionally. Students who feel that substance abuse may be negatively influencing their performance in college, or the community, should contact their academic advisor, housing director, Nontraditional student advisor, other student support services advisors, or the District II Alcohol and Drug Program for assessment and referral. Employees should contact their immediate supervisor or the Alcohol and Drug Program, directly.

Resources Available: Other resource programs are provided by law enforcement, mental health services, county health departments and local hospitals. DCC does not endorse any one treatment.

Sanctions on Students and Employees

Dawson Community College will impose disciplinary sanctions on students and employees (consistent with local, State and Federal Law) up to and including expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution, for violations of the standards of conduct. A disciplinary sanction may include the completion of an appropriate rehabilitation program. Employees must, as a condition of employment, notify their immediate supervisors of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days after such conviction.

Alcohol/Drug Policy - DCC BP 3-2

Dawson Community College is committed to maintaining a working and learning environment free of drugs and alcohol. Dawson Community College is an alcohol and drug-free campus.
Dawson Community College recognizes an individual’s rights and responsibilities. For a positive academic and social atmosphere, members of the campus community need to manage their lives responsibly and in a way that reflects respect for other individuals and property.
Dawson Community College prohibits the manufacture, advertisement, sale, possession, use and/or distribution of alcohol by students and employees on institutional property or at college sponsored events, except as allowed by this policy. The possession and/or display of alcohol containers (cans, bottles, beer bongs, etc.) are evidence of use and/or consumption and are also prohibited.
Alcohol may only be served on campus (1) with the prior written approval of the Dawson Community College Board of Trustees or its designee, (2) pursuant to a license issued in accordance with state law, and (3) in accordance with the DCC Facility Use Policy. The sponsors of an approved event must ensure that alcohol is not accessible to any person under the legal drinking age or to any person who appears to be intoxicated, regardless of age. The sponsors of an approved event will be held responsible for their actions and those of their guests at all times.
The use, possession, manufacture, sale or distribution of any dangerous drug or possession of any drug paraphernalia on college property or at college sponsored activities is prohibited. This prohibition complies with federal and state statutes, the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989.
For purposes of this policy, the term dangerous drug means any drug defined as dangerous under state law. See § 50-32-101(6, Schedules I through V in Title 50, Chapter 32, Part 2.
For purposes of this policy, the term drug paraphernalia means all equipment, products, and materials of any kind that are used, intended for use, or designed for use in cultivating, harvesting, manufacturing, converting, compounding, producing, processing, preparing, packaging, storing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body a dangerous drug. It includes but is not limited to any of the following when used, or intended for use, in any of the above listed illegal purposes: kits; devices used to increase the potency of any species of plant that is a dangerous drug; testing equipment of any kind; scales and balances used in weighing and measuring dangerous drugs; diluents and adulterants designed for use in cutting dangerous drugs; separation gins and sifters; blenders and other utensils and containers used in compounding dangerous drugs; capsules, balloons, envelopes and other containers used in packaging; objects used for ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing dangerous drugs into the body, such as, but not limited to, pipes, tubes, masks, roach clips, cocaine spoons and vials, chillums, bongs, and chillers.

Alcohol/Drug Policy - DCC CP 3-2


Pursuant to the above principles, the Board of Trustees confirms its commitment to the establishment of a fair code of student conduct and fair and expeditious procedures for the implementation of disciplinary sanctions pursuant to that code of conduct. In furtherance of this commitment, the Board directs and authorizes the DCC administration to develop and maintain a student conduct code for the students of DCC with fair procedures for the implementation of sanctions under that code. The code should address the rights of the parties involved, the imposition of discipline and appeal procedures, and the confidentiality of disciplinary proceedings and sanctions. Such procedures may include sanctions against individual students and student groups and may include the disciplinary sanctions of suspension and expulsion. The AVP of Instruction & Student Services shall be responsible for the procedural administration of the code.

Violations of this policy will subject a student to disciplinary action under the procedures set forth in the Student Conduct Code (BP 3-5, CP 3-5). Violations by employees will subject them to appropriate disciplinary action.


Any enrolled student of DCC who violates this policy will be subject to the following sanctions:
ANY Offense will include educational sanctioning to be determined by the appropriate DCC official. Failure to adhere to any educational sanctions levied will be grounds for immediate suspension and/or further sanctioning.
Monetary fines may also be imposed:

First Offense: A student found responsible for a violation will be assessed a fine of (not less than) $50 which must be paid to the business office within two weeks.

Second Offense: A student found responsible for a violation will be assessed a fine of (not less than) $75 and may be suspended, dis-enrolled, expelled, and/or evicted from the DCC Housing complex, dependent on the severity of the violation and the mitigating circumstances. Parental notification will be standard on all second offenses involving drug/alcohol.

Third Offense: A student found responsible for a violation will be assessed a fine of (not less than) $75

ANY Offense for which students are found responsible (Drug/Alcohol) may involve required participation in an alcohol/drug education program.
Dawson Community College reserves the right to report any illegal activity to law enforcement authorities. DCC may pursue student judicial proceedings whether or not criminal proceedings are in process and may use information from third party sources, such as law enforcement agencies and the courts, to determine whether College rules have been broken. It is possible that students may be found responsible for campus violations, but not be held responsible for criminal offenses due to differences between evidentiary standards.
Any monetary fines levied must be paid within two weeks or student-status may be suspended.
A law enforcement official will be called to apprehend any non-resident/non-student who violates this policy. Persons under the legal drinking age who possess alcohol, and persons who contribute alcohol to person(s) under the legal drinking age risk the chance of criminal prosecution by law enforcement officials. Persons who possess illicit drugs or drug paraphernalia risk the chance of criminal prosecution by law enforcement officials.

Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco Policy - DCC BP 2-8

Use of tobacco in any form is prohibited on College property, including college vehicles and buses, except in designated areas.