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Problems with substance abuse are extremely complex. Substance abuse on campus can impact the safety and well being of faculty, staff, and students. Therefore, it is the policy of Durham Technical Community College that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of alcohol or a controlled substance is prohibited on college premises and is prohibited as part of college-sponsored activities. Any student violating this policy will be subject to disciplinary action. The specifics of this policy are outlined as follows:
Students employed under the College Work- Study Program are considered
to be employees of the college if the work is performed for the college
in which the student is enrolled. For work performed for a federal,
state, or local public agency; a private nonprofit; or a private for-profit
agency; students are considered to be employees of the college unless
the agreement between the college and the other organization specifies
that the organization is considered to be the employer.
Source: 2013-2014 Catalog and Student Handbook
Any individual who feels that he or she has been subjected
to acts of sexual harassment/assault should report the incident immediately.
The individual may choose to report the incident either during a private
and confidential discussion of the issue with a counselor or by initiating
a formal complaint to the affirmative action officer or another college
Durham Technical Community College is committed to promoting and providing a safe and healthy environment for its faculty, staff, students, visitors, and contractors. As part of this commitment, the college is adopting a Tobacco-Free Campus Policy effective May 21, 2012. This policy also supports the NC Community College System’s goal of all community colleges in the state having 100 percent tobacco-free campuses by April 2013.
For the purposes of this policy, “tobacco products” are defined as cigarettes, cigars, blunts, pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff, and any other items containing or reasonably resembling tobacco or tobacco products. “Tobacco use” includes smoking, chewing, dipping, or any other use of tobacco products. “Tobacco-free campus” refers to any building, facility, grounds, property, or vehicles owned or leased by Durham Technical Community College as well as any spaces where college-sponsored or college-related activities are held, whether on or off campus.
Employees, students, visitors, and contractors are prohibited from using tobacco products at any time on college property as well as on any spaces where college-sponsored or college-related activities are held, including during non-instructional and non-service hours.
Signs will be posted to provide notification to faculty, staff, students, visitors, and contractors of the college’s 100 percent Tobacco-Free Campus Policy. The college will also communicate about implementation of the Tobacco-Free Campus Policy through printed information in employee and student handbooks and on the college’s website and through announcements during college-related activities.
All members of the college community are asked to respectfully remind faculty, staff, students, visitors, and contractors who are using tobacco products while on college property about the college’s Tobacco-Free Campus Policy. Information cards will be available for distribution to tobacco users by any member of the college community. The tobacco-free information cards will indicate that the college is a tobacco-free campus, provide notice of actions and penalties for use, and provide information about tobacco-use prevention and cessation resources.
Campus Police and Public Safety officers are responsible for reminding faculty, staff, students, visitors, and contractors about the college’s Tobacco-Free Campus Policy and provide them with a copy of the tobacco-free information card. Officers may ask to see identification for faculty, staff, students, visitors, and contractors and complete an incident report for anyone violating the college’s policy. Copies of incident reports for an employee will be sent to the employee’s direct supervisor and division head for handling through the employee warning and disciplinary process. Copies of incident reports for students will be sent to the appropriate Student Learning, Development, and Support staff for handling through the student warning and disciplinary process.
Campus Police and Public Safety officers and employees will give a copy of the tobacco-free information card to visitors or contractors using tobacco products on college property and ask them to extinguish cigarettes, cigars, or pipes or to dispose of smokeless tobacco products. If a visitor or contractor refuses to comply with this request, officers and employees may ask the visitor or contractor to leave campus. Contractors will be asked to identify themselves and will be reported to the employee contracting for the outside services. The college employee will contact the company supervisor or manager and communicate in writing the college’ s expectation that contractors adhere to the college’s Tobacco-Free Campus Policy for continued work with the college.
Prevention and Cessation
The college will encourage employees and students to abstain from and/or cease smoking and using tobacco products. Information about tobacco-use prevention and cessation programs will be made available to faculty, staff, and students. Any fines collected as a result of employees and students cited for Tobacco-Free Campus offenses will be used to support wellness activities at the college.
You may also call the NC Tobacco-Use Quitline at 1-800-784-8669, or visit quitlinenc.com.
All Durham Tech students are expected to conduct themselves as responsible adults. Behavior that persistently or grossly disrupts the educational process or functioning of the college, whether it occurs on campus or at any college-sponsored activity, may result in disciplinary action. Specific violations of the Student Code of Conduct include the following:
Violations of this code of conduct may result in immediate sanctions,
including probation or suspension from the college by the president,
upon recommendation by the chief instructional officer, or expulsion
from the college by the president, upon recommendation by the chief
student services officer and the chief instructional officer. Additionally,
the college may defer imposition of sanctions pending the outcome of
an investigation. Students who wish to appeal any sanction should consult
the Student Grievance Procedure as outlined in this publication.
Source: 2013-2014 Catalog and Student Handbook