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Drug Free Schools and Communities Act

The IECC Board of Trustees recognizes the importance of a college environment that is free of substance abuse. The college environment includes students, employees, and other persons participating in IECC District 529-sponsored classes, programs, services, and other activities or events. Substance abuse is defined as the unauthorized possession, sale, transfer, purchase or use of alcohol, unlawful narcotics, cannabis, or any other controlled substance. Substance abuse within the college environment is prohibited. Students and employees involved in substance abuse within the college environment are subject to disciplinary action. Any illegal substance abuse will result in involvement of law enforcement officials.

Contractors to IECC District 529 are expected to comply with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. The Drug-Free Workplace Policy (400.19) in the IECC Policy Manual is as follows:

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges
Substance Abuse Policy (100.9)
Date Adopted: December 19, 1989

The Board of Trustees recognizes the importance of a college environment which is free of substance abuse.  Programs of education, rehabilitation and treatment are implemented to promote a substance-free college environment. The college environment includes students, employees and other persons participating in District 529-sponsored classes, programs, services and other activities and events.  Substance abuse is defined as unauthorized possession, sale, transfer, purchase, or use of alcohol, unlawful narcotics, cannabis or any other controlled substance. Substance abuse within the college environment is prohibited. Students and employees involved in substance abuse within the college environment are subject to disciplinary action. Any illegal substance abuse instance will result in involvement of law enforcement officials.  Contractors to District 529 are expected to comply with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.

Drug-Free Workplace Policy (400.19)
Date Adopted: November 20, 1990
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges has a duty to protect its employees, students and the public from dangers posed by the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of drugs in the workplace. The College will take all reasonable steps to insure a drug-free workplace in its programs during the performance of any federal contract work. IECC policy strictly prohibits all employees engaged in performing federal contract work from unlawfully manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, possessing or using controlled substances in the workplace.

I. NOTICE OF CONVICTION
As a condition of employment, all employees directly engaged in performing work under federal grants must agree to comply with this policy and must agree to notify the President or the Chief Executive Officer no later than five (5) days after any conviction for workplace violation of a criminal drug statute. The Agency will report such convictions to the federal government within ten (10) days. Any employee who is convicted of such a crime is also subject to discipline up to and including discharge. Where appropriate, in the College's discretion, employees who are convicted of such crimes may be required to participate satisfactorily in a drug rehabilitation or counseling program.

II. DEFINITIONS
The term "controlled substances" means substances listed in Schedules I through V of Section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C., ' 812. Among other substances, it includes such illegal drugs as marijuana, cocaine, crack, PCP, heroin, morphine and LSD. For the purpose of this policy, drugs are defined as any drug which is not legally obtainable and/or any drug which is legally obtainable, such as a prescription drug but which is not legally obtained, is not being used for prescribed purposes and/or is not being taken according to prescribed dosages.  The phrase "conviction for a violation of a criminal drug statute" means a finding of guilt, a no contest plea or an imposition of sentence by any judicial body for any violation of any state or federal criminal statute involving the manufacture, distribution, dispensation, use or possession of any controlled substance.

III. PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION
Compliance with this policy is a condition of continued employment. Consequently, a violation of any aspect of this policy will render College employees subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination. Alternatively, if deemed appropriate by the College under the particular circumstances, any employee who violates this policy may be required to participate in and complete a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program to the satisfaction of the Agency.


Policy on Student Conduct (500.8)
Date Adopted: December 19, 1989
Revised: February 21, 2006
Regulations shall be adopted for student conduct, based on the Board's belief that students are considered to have reached an age of responsible citizenship and are expected to conduct themselves in a responsible manner both on and off campus. Students, through the act of registration at one of the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, obligate themselves to obey all rules and regulations which the institution formulates and publishes in the college catalog or the student handbook.

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