Alcohol and Drug Free Campus Policy
1.01 PURPOSE AND SCOPE: The abuse of alcohol and other drugs interferes with the processes of learning, teaching, research and public service, which are the functions of Cameron University. In order to accomplish its mission, and further to comply with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, Cameron University has promulgated this policy and directed its distribution to each of its students.
2.01 POLICY: Pursuant to local, state, and federal laws, and its own rules and regulations, Cameron University prohibits the unlawful possession, use, manufacture, or distribution of alcohol and other drugs by students and employees on university owned or controlled premises, as a part of any university sponsored activities, or in the work place.
3.01 INTERNAL SANCTIONS: Any student or employee who violates this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action, including, without limitation, probation, expulsion, suspension, or termination of employment; may be required to participate satisfactorily in an appropriate rehabilitation program; or may be referred for prosecution.
4.01 EXTERNAL SANCTIONS: Violation of applicable local, state, and federal laws governing the possession, use, manufacture, or distribution of alcohol and other drugs may subject students or employees to fines, imprisonment, and/or community service requirements. Convictions become part of an individual’s criminal record and may prohibit certain career and professional opportunities.
5.01 HEALTH RISKS: Abuse of drugs and alcohol can result in behavioral changes; impairment of judgment and coordination; elevated or lowered blood pressure; depression; anxiety; hallucinations; convulsions; temporary and permanent loss of memory; damage to the heart, lungs, liver and brain; sterility; lowered immune system and increased infection; cancer, emphysema; chronic bronchitis, and death.
6.01 ALCOHOL/OTHER DRUG ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS: Numerous programs are available in the Lawton area to help Cameron students and employees deal with substance abuse related issues. Federal laws insure all persons seeking help for alcohol and/or other drug problems will be treated with respect and in a confidential manner. Please contact the Student Wellness Center for information or assistance.