Health & Safety

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 Conduct

Claremont 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 Prevention

Although 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 Risks

The 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.
Many thousands of deaths each year are either directly attributable to substance abuse or indirectly from accidents, illnesses and violence that are related to substance abuse. Detailed information describing the specific health effects of various illegal drugs and alcohol can be found by visiting:

Legal Sanctions

Illegal Drugs: Federal and State laws on drug abuse provide for stringent penalties for illegal possession, manufacture, sale, transportation, use of administration of any narcotic drug; more stringent penalties for those convicted of previous narcotics offenses than for first offenders; and extremely stringent penalties for those who in any way involve minors in the use of narcotics. A person is subject to prosecution if he or she illegally uses or is under the influence of narcotics, or knowingly visits a place where illegal narcotic use is occurring. Marijuana and other illegal organic substances are covered by similar laws, and there is an additional violation against the cultivation or processing of these drugs in California. The barbiturates (e.g. yellow jackets, red devils), and amphetamines (e.g. bennies, dexies, ext.)—called restricted dangerous drugs in the California Narcotic Act—are similarly covered; penalties for those convicted of illegal possession, manufacture, cultivation, sale, transportation, use or administration of these drugs are severe. In 1966, LSD and related hallucinogenic drugs were added to the list of restricted dangerous drugs, and their use for other than authorized research was prohibited by California law. Alcohol: The University’s policy with respect to alcohol follows the laws of the State of California and the City of Claremont. All persons, regardless of age or status, are governed by these laws and regulations. State and city laws, prohibit: (1) the purchase for or sale to, possession of or consumption of alcoholic beverages by anyone under 21 years of age; (2) the serving of alcohol to any already intoxicated person; and (3) the manufacture, use or provision of a false state identification card, driver’s license, or certificate of birth or baptism. If convicted for violating these laws, punishment—up to and including jail sentence—may result.

School Sanctions

California State law (Section 41301, of Title 5, California Code of Regulations) allows the University to take disciplinary action, up to and including suspension or expulsion, against any student who sells or knowingly possesses any illegal drug while on University property. Claremont Lincoln University, in all of its actions, seeks to uphold local, state and federal laws. Insofar as permitted by these laws, Claremont Lincoln University will apply sanctions that could lead to a student being suspended or expelled or an employee being disciplined, suspended or dismissed for violation of Claremont Lincoln Uni versity’s standards of conduct. Students and employees may also be referred for prosecution. Disciplinary sanctions may include the completion of an appropriate rehabilitation program, at the student’s or employee’s expense, if necessary.

Substance Abuse Resources

We encourage anyone dealing with substance abuse issues to contact national agencies for guidance and assistance in identifying a counseling, treatment or rehabilitation program in their local area. Al –Anon Family Groups (888) 4AL-ANON (425-2666) National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (800) NCA-Call (622-2255) National Institute on Drug Abuse (800) 662-HELP (4357) Alcoholics Anonymous Contact information can be found in local telephone directories.