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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. Employees should contact Human Resources.

On Campus

Student Wellness Center                                             


Substance Abuse Prevention/Assessment

Wichita Mountains Prevention Network


Lawton-Fort Sill Prevention Coalition


Jim Taliaferro Community Mental Health Center


H.A.L.T. Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services


Community Uplift Foundation


Roadback Assessment Center


Stephens County Health & Healing


Comanche Nation Prevention/Assessment Center


Substance Abuse Detoxification

Landmark Recovery of Oklahoma                               


The Recovery Center


Rolling Hills Hospital


Red River Hospital of Wichita Falls


Red Rock Behavioral Health


St. Anthony South Hospital


Oak Wood Springs


Laureate Detoxification Center


Substance Abuse Out-Patient                                     


Bridges to Recovery (JTCMHC)                               


Community Strong Counseling                        




Southern Oklahoma Treatment Services


Cornerstone Clinical Services


Marie Detty Youth & Family Services


Comanche Nation Treatment Center                       


Substance Abuse In-Patient/Residential



The Recovery Center


Pathways Recovery Center




Lawton Veteran's Center


Catalyst Behavioral Health


Red Rock Behavioral Health


Comanche Nation Recovery Center


Jim Taliaferro Recovery Center


Road to Recovery Ranch


Chickasaw Nation Hino Chokma


Clay's Crossing Foundation


Arcadia Trails


Avenues Recovery Center


The Lighthouse


Palmer Continuum of Care


Northwest Treatment Center


Valley Hope


Long-Term Residential Recovery                                    

First Step Women's Center 


First Step Men's Center


Substance Employee Assistance 

Magellan HealthCare                                                    


Help Lines                                                                                                               

American Addiction Centers 


National Center for Wellness & Recovery


National Suicide Prevention Hotline


National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence


Lawton Suicide Hotline


SAMHSA Drug & Alcohol Hotline


NAMI Oklahoma Helpline


Reach-Out Helpline


Care Connect Substance Abuse Hotline


National Drug Helpline


Crisis Text Hotline

Text HOME to 741741

7.01 COORDINATION AND REFERENCE: Other policies, rules and regulations of Cameron University also deal with drug and alcohol abuse and complement this Drug-Free Campus Policy statement (such as Appendix C). This policy is based on the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 (P.L. 100-690, Title V, Subtitle D) and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (P.L. 101-226).