Borough of Manhattan Community College of The City University of New York affirms its continuing commitment to drug, tobacco, and alcohol education on campus. It is committed to the development of educational and support programs directed toward the use and abuse of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, whether legal or illegal.
The inappropriate use of alcohol and other drugs threatens the health and safety of students, employees, their families, fellow students, the general public, as well as adversely impairs performance. Towards promoting health, safety, and a positive learning and working environment, Borough of Manhattan Community College of The City University of New York is committed to preventing alcohol and other drug related problems among all members of the College community.
The unlawful possession, use or distribution of alcohol or other drugs by anyone, either on College property or at College-sponsored activities, is prohibited. Any person who is determined to have violated this policy will be subject to intervention by College officials.
As a condition of employment, an employee of Borough of Manhattan Community College of The City University of New York must notify his/her supervisor if he or she is convicted of a drug related offense involving the workplace within (5) days of conviction. The College is required to notify the appropriate granting or contracting federal agency within ten (10) days of receiving notice of any such conviction. (Drug- Free Workplace Act of 1988.34 CFR Part 88, Subpart F.)
This policy and its requirements are consistent with the College's desire to promote health and safety and are in accordance with the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free School and Communities Act Amendments of 1989.
Students are expected to comply with the Rules of Conduct printed in the College Bulletin and/or the Student Handbook. A student who is experiencing difficulty with alcohol or chemical dependency may be referred to the Dean of Students or the Substance Abuse Counselor located in the Counseling Center. Students may also be referred by members of the instructional staff or may seek assistance directly. The Dean of Students may take disciplinary action or recommend that the student meet with a counselor for appropriate referral or assistance through self-help organizations or other outside intervention agencies.