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Student

No student shall possess, use, transmit, or attempt to possess, use, or transmit, or be under the influence of, any of the following substances on College District premises or off premises at a College District-sponsored activity, function, or event: –Board Policy Manual, updated December 1, 2015

A student shall be prohibited from using or being under the influence of intoxicating beverages in classroom buildings, laboratories, auditoriums, library buildings, museums, faculty and administrative offices, intercollegiate and intramural athletic facilities, and all other public campus areas. With the prior consent of the District President/CEO, the provisions herein may be waived with respect to a specific event that is sponsored by the College District. Prior to consent being granted, the organizers of the event shall submit a written request to the District President/CEO detailing a description of the event and the plan for the sale or serving of alcoholic beverages. All federal, state, and local laws shall be strictly enforced at all times on all property controlled by the College District in regard to the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

–Board Policy Manual, updated December 1, 2015

The Blinn College Counseling Services maintains a referral list of treatment centers and healthcare providers for those seeking help. Many of them have sliding scale fees or accept insurance. Blinn College’s group medical policy includes in- patient and out-patient coverage for these services. Confidentiality will be maintained.

–See Board Policy Manual, FLBE (Local), FLB (Local) found on the Blinn website at www.blinn.edu, Board Policy Manual or at http://pol.tasb.org/Home/Index/1204.

Employee

Blinn College prohibits the manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance, as defined in state and federal law, either in the workplace or at any school-related event. Employees who violate this prohibition may be referred to drug counseling programs, drug rehabilitation programs, or may be terminated from employment with Blinn College. Employees who voluntarily reveal to the institution that they have a drug abuse problem at the workplace, will be given one opportunity, without risk of termination, to seek and complete a rehabilitation program.

– Blinn Board of Trustees, July 11, 1989

The Blinn Board of Trustees also adopted Alcohol-Free Workplace Requirements (Sept. 12, 1989), which extend the same prohibitions listed above to “intoxicating beverages in the workplace.” The same conditions of treatment of sanctions also apply.

The use of illegal drugs or alcohol in the workplace has serious effects on employee health, morale, discipline, behavior, and job performance. Adverse job performance includes efficiency, productivity, attendance, safety, and quality of performance.

The Blinn College Counseling Services maintains a referral list of treatment centers and healthcare providers for those seeking help. Many of them have sliding scale fees or accept insurance. Blinn College’s group medical policy includes in- patient and out-patient coverage for these services. Confidentiality will be maintained.

– See Board Policy Manual, DH (Local), DO (E), GFA (Local), found on the Blinn website at www.blinn.edu, under Faculty and Staff, Board Policy Manual or at http://pol.tasb.org/Home/Index/1204.