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Drug and Alcohol Policy for Students

Date of Original Implementation: August 2012

Date of Last Revision:                      August 2012

In accordance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, Cambridge College prohibits the unlawful use, manufacture, distribution, dispensation, sale and possession of drugs and alcohol by students, administrators, faculty, staff and all others on its property or in any of its activities.

The College will take disciplinary action against violators, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Such action may include requiring satisfactory participation in a substance abuse treatment, counseling or education program as a condition of reinstatement. Students may face expulsion, disenrollment, or probation with contingencies for reinstatement. Students may also face criminal prosecution.

Effective July 1, 2000, the 1998 Amendments to the Higher Education Act mandate the suspension of eligibility for financial aid for students convicted of drug related offenses.

As a member of the Cambridge College community, it is your responsibility to know and abide by all campus rules and regulations, to understand the risks associated with the use and abuse of alcohol and illegal drugs, and to assist in creating an environment that promotes health-enhancing attitudes and activities.

At the main campus, a list of counseling resources is available from the Dean of Student Affairs:

Drug and alcohol counseling rehabilitation programs.

Local agencies and/or private practitioners who provide assistance in the areas of alcohol and substance abuse.

At regional centers, this information is available from the director.


Individual Responsible for Revision and Implementation: Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing, Dean of Student Affairs