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Drug Free Schools & Community Act

​In keeping with the requirements of the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, ACC presents the following information to all of its students. 

Standards of conduct

The unlawful possession, use, distribution, sale or manufacture of controlled substances is prohibited on any premises owned or controlled by ACC. Under no circumstance will the college tolerate unlawful possession, use, distribution, sale, or manufacture of controlled substances, or the unlawful use of alcohol on campus or at college-sponsored activities.

Disciplinary sanctions

Students who violate these Standards of Conduct will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion, in accordance with college policy, Student Standards of Conduct and Disciplinary Process (Administrative Rule 1.04.006).

Legal sanctions

Use of illicit drugs by any person is illegal under both the state and federal statutes. Use of alcohol by persons under 21 years of age is illegal under state law. Penalties for conviction under state and federal law include incarceration and fines. Property used in connection with illegal drugs may be confiscated. Federal student loans and grants may be denied to those convicted for a violation of a criminal drug statute.

Programs for students requiring assistance

Any ACC student who has a drug or alcohol related problem may call upon the college for assistance. Each ACC campus has a staff of counselors who can help you address your drug and alcohol use, explore the reasons behind your use, and assess whether your use is problematic. Counselors can also help you find the appropriate counseling and treatment resources if needed. All counseling services at ACC are confidential.

Health risks

The use of drugs and alcohol can have a substantial and detrimental effect on health. These effects are often permanent and can lead to severe physical and psychological impairment, disability and premature death.

More information

Visit austincc.edu/drugfree for detailed Information on standards of conduct, sanctions, student assistance programs, and the effects of drug and alcohol abuse.

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