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II. Monroe Community College Drug and Alcohol Prevention Policy

Monroe Community College’s Drug and Alcohol Prevention Policy is attached – Appendix A. The policy is reviewed on a three-year cycle and was last approved by the MCC Board of Trustees on March 7, 2016. As required by The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act the policy contains the following information:

  • Standards of conduct that prohibit unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on its property or as a part of its activities.
  • A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and abuse of alcohol.
  • A list of applicable legal sanctions under local, state or federal law.
  • A description of counseling or treatment programs available to employees and students.
  • A statement and description of the disciplinary sanctions the institution will impose on students and employees.

New York State Laws Governing Alcohol

All Monroe Community College students are responsible for complying with the New York State laws, which include the following:

  1. Persons under 21 found possessing alcohol may be given a maximum fine of $50.
  2. Anyone convicted of fraudulently using a driver’s license to buy or to attempt to buy alcohol may have his driver’s license suspended for up to 90 days.
  3. Persons convicted of buying alcohol through fraudulent means face a possible $100 fine and/or being required to do up to 30 hours of community service work.

A violation of any state law regarding alcohol is also a violation of the Monroe Community College conduct regulations and will be treated as a separate disciplinary matter by the College.

Behavior that disrupts the educational environment, causes public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creates a risk to people and/or property, even though motivated by alcohol, is a violation of law and college conduct regulations.

Additional policies and guidelines which provide information related to alcohol and drugs can be found on the following website links as well as in designated offices: