Alcohol-free/Drug-free Campus

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IECC Policy on Alcohol and Drugs

In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the Board of Trustees of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges (IECC) is committed to providing a college environment free of substance abuse. Measures taken in support of this commitment include: 1) Drug and alcohol abuse awareness, prevention, and treatment initiatives. 2) Prohibiting the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, possession, or use of alcohol and use/misuse of drugs while on IECC property or while performing/participating in an IECC-sponsored/related off-site event or function. Procedures further outline expectations of employees and steps taken by IECC to ensure a workplace free of alcohol and drugs.  


This policy applies to all members of the IECC community including students, employees, and the general public (i.e., visitors, contractors, volunteers).

Annual Notification  
Students and employees are notified annually of IECC’s alcohol and drug prevention measures, which include information on:

  • Standards of conduct and sanctions for violations of this policy;
  • Applicable federal, state, and local alcohol and drug penalties;
  • Health risks associated with alcohol and drug abuse;
  • Prevention and treatment resources available to students and employees.

AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) Biennial Review   
IECC conducts a review of its alcohol and drug program to determine effectiveness and the consistency of sanction enforcement, in order to identify and implement any necessary changes. The review is conducted in even-numbered years and focuses on the previous 2 academic years.

Drug and Alcohol Violations  
Students in violation of this policy:

  • may be required to seek treatment;
  • are subject to disciplinary action per the Student Code of Conduct; and/or
  • may be referred for criminal prosecution.

Employees in violation of this policy:

  • may be required to seek treatment;
  • are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination; and/or
  • may be referred for criminal prosecution.

Drug and Alcohol Testing

Student athletes are subject to drug testing per Student-athlete Drug Abuse Policy 500.27.

Employees suspected of violating this policy are subject to alcohol and drug testing as outlined in Procedure 100.9.

IECC reserves the right to inspect IECC property for drugs, alcohol, or other contraband.

“Employee”, for the purpose of this policy, includes any individual (full-time or part-time) providing a service and receiving compensation from IECC. This includes, but is not limited to, faculty, staff, administrators, and student workers.

“IECC Property” means any property owned, leased, occupied, operated, or otherwise controlled by Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, including but not limited to vehicles, academic and auxiliary buildings, entrances to buildings, classrooms, laboratories, residence halls, elevators, stairwells, restrooms, roofs, meeting rooms, hallways, lobbies, conference facilities, athletic complexes, exterior open spaces, lots, driveways, loading docks, sidewalks, and walkways.

“Drugs", for the purpose of this policy, are those substances listed in Schedules I through V of Section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 812. It includes such illegal drugs as cocaine, crack, PCP, heroin, morphine, and LSD, as well as marijuana. (While Illinois law permits the authorized use of marijuana, it is not legal under federal law and classified as a Schedule 1 drug, meaning it is also prohibited on IECC property.) It also includes legal drugs that are regulated under federal law.

“Misuse of drugs”, for the purpose of this policy, is referring to prescription drugs and means:

  • taking a medication in a manner or dose other than prescribed;
  • taking someone else’s prescription, even if for a legitimate medical complaint such as pain; or
  • taking a medication to feel euphoria (i.e., to get high).



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