In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities section of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, Claremont Lincoln University provides the following notification to all students, faculty & staff.
Alcohol & Drug Policy – Standards of ConductClaremont Lincoln University is a drug-free organization. University standards prohibit the unlawful possession, manufacture, cultivation, use, or distribution of illegal drugs (as those terms are defined by state and federal Laws) on University property, or as part of any University activity. Misconduct violations relating to students and employees are subject to disciplinary sanctions. If any individual is apprehended for violating any alcohol or other drug related laws while at a University location or activity, the University will fully cooperate with federal and state law enforcement agencies. The University abides by the federal Drug-Free Workplace and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act regulations regardless of individual state legalization. Additional Drug Free policy information specific to employees of Claremont Lincoln University may be found in the employee handbook.
Drug & Alcohol Abuse PreventionAlthough individuals often use drugs and alcohol to achieve a variety of effects on mind and bod y that are found to be temporarily useful or pleasurable, drugs can be highly addictive and injurious. A person can pay a price in terms of his or her physical, emotional, and social health. This price can be paid in a number of ways. The risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS, is increased through unwanted or unprotected sex when one is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drugs can be the trigger for violent crime. Economic and legal problems usually follow directly when one tries to support a drug habit by resorting to crime. The dependence, illness, loss of job, and loss of family or friends that can result from drug or alcohol use and abuse can be tragic. In keeping with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University and the requirements of state and federal law, Claremont Lincoln University has adopted this policy to ensure a drug-free learning and work environment and to prevent the use of controlled substances and the abuse of alcohol.
Health RisksThe health risks of various illegal drugs and alcohol are well documented. Use of illegal drugs or excessive use of alcohol can damage:
- Physiological processes including impaired brain functioning, digestive disorders, liver, heart, and lung problems.
- Psychological and Mental processes including possibly memory, judgment, personality reproduction and fetal development and may induce psychotic episodes.