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Drug-Free Campus Policy

It is the policy of the San Mateo County Community College District and College of San Mateo to maintain a drug-free workplace and educational environment for its employees and students in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. In addition to this policy, the District continues to maintain its employee and student policies pertaining to the possession and use of alcohol and drugs on District property. Employees and students who are under the influence of an intoxicant while on District property are subject to disciplinary action, pursuant to current policies which regulate employee and student conduct.

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of alcohol or a controlled substance in the workplace or educational facilities and on any District property is strictly prohibited. "Controlled substance," as defined in the Act, does not include distilled spirits, wine, malt beverages or tobacco.

It is the responsibility of each District student to adhere to the regulations of this drug-free policy. Students found to be in violation of this policy by the unlawful manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, possessing or using alcohol or a controlled substance on District property will be subject to disciplinary measures up to, and including expulsion, pursuant to District policy.

Persons seeking further information concerning this policy or the health risks and effects associated with alcohol and narcotics or other dangerous or illegal drugs should contact Sharon Bartels, Health Services coordinator in Public Safety / Medical Services Building 1, Room 147. Or call the office at (650) 574-6396.

Política de Campus Libre de Drogas

De acuerdo con las actas federales enmendadas para el mantenimiento de sitios laborales libres de drogas (1988) y para escuelas y comunidades libres de drogas (1989), rige una política en el San Mateo County Community College District y en College of San Mateo que mantiene un sitio laboral y un ambiente académico libre de drogas tanto para sus empleados
como para sus estudiantes. Adicionalmente el Distrito sigue manteniendo una política para empleados y estudiantes con referencia al uso y a la posesión de alcohol y drogas en sitios pertenecientes al Distrito. Todo empleado o estudiante bajo influencia de un embriagante mientras se encuentra en sitios pertenecientes al Distrito será sujeto a acción disciplinaria de acuerdo con la política vigente sobre la conducta de empleados y estudiantes.

Es ilegal manufacturar, distribuir, dispensar, poseer o consumir alcohol o cualquier substancia controlada en el sitio laboral, en cualquier sitio destinado a fines educativos, o en cualquier sitio perteneciente al Distrito. La definición de «Substancia controlada» en al Acta no incluye tobaco ni bebidas alcohólicas destiladas, malteadas, o vino.

A todo estudiante del Distrito le incumbe obedecer los reglamentos de esta política anti-droga. Por manufacturar, distribuir, dispensar, poseer o consumir alcohol o una substancia controlada en sitios pertenecientes al Distrito los estudiantes serán sujetos a medidas disciplinarias conforme a la política del Distrito, las cuales pueden llevar a la expulsión.

Para mayor información sobre esta política o los riesgos médicos y efectos asociados con el uso de alcohol, narcóticos, y otras drogas ilícitas o peligrosas diríjase a Sharon Bartels, la coordinadora de Servicios de Salud, Health Center, Public Safety and Medical Services, Edificio 1, Oficina 147. (650) 574-6396.