Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention

 • A mandatory alcohol awareness program is presented at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters for all residence hall students. Presenters include law enforcement, judicial representatives, recovering addicts, and/or drug and alcohol abuse counselors.

 

  • Student Activities and Health and Wellness plan activities and provide general information on drug and alcohol abuse throughout each semester. Examples include: mocktail parties, newsletters, flyers with facts, and referral information, fatal vision impairment simulation goggles obstacle courses and sobriety tests.

 

 • Campus Housing Regulations specifically prohibit the use of alcohol and drugs on campus

Alcohol/Alcoholic Beverage Containers

 

No consumable alcohol is allowed in campus housing areas or rooms, even if the resident is of legal age.  Residents are not allowed to keep alcoholic containers in their rooms.  This constitutes possession of alcohol.  Residents are held liable for their visitors who violate this and other Midland College policies and regulations.

 

Residents participating, possessing and/or witnessing a violation of the alcohol policy are subject to fines, law enforcement citations and immediate expulsion from campus housing.  If an alcohol violation occurs and a resident is under 21 years of age, Midland College may notify the parents or guardian of the resident in accordance with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.  In addition, residents may receive a minor in possession or minor consuming citation.  If an alcohol violation occurs and a resident is over 21 years of age, contributing to a minor citation may be issued.  A $50 fine for every underage person present may also be assessed.  All roommates may be charged if alcohol is found in the room.

 

Residents are subject to state and federal laws.  Law enforcement officials may be summoned to handle violations.  Midland College is an alcohol free campus

 

 Drugs

 

Illegal drugs are prohibited.  Possession, use, witnessing the use of and/or sale of an illegal drug (as defined by the MIDLAND COLLEGE POLICY MANUAL and STUDENT HANDBOOK) is forbidden on campus.  Possession of drug paraphernalia will also be considered a drug violation.

 

Use or possession of a toxic chemical for purposes of huffing is considered a drug violation.  Nitrous oxide, any glue, paint remover, or chemicals with intoxicating fumes, as well as, paraphernalia including compressed gas containers, tubes, and bags will constitute a drug violation.

 

Please note that it is against the law to have in your possession another person’s prescription medication.  It is also illegal to have prescription medication that is not in a properly labeled bottle.

Residents are also subject to state and federal laws.  Law enforcement officials may be summoned to handle violations.  Midland College is a drug free campus.

 

There is no probation for drug violations.

 

Residents witnessing a violation of the drug policy are subject to immediate expulsion.  All roommates may be cited if drugs are found in the room regardless of ownership.  Residents who violate this policy are subject to immediate suspension from MIDLAND COLLEGE and expulsion from campus housing.

 

To control the use of illegal drugs in the Residence Halls or Family Units, Midland College may conduct drug searches using the services of the local police department and/or a private agency.  These searches may be unannounced.

  • A “Citations Issued by Midland College Student Life” sheet is handed out to each new residence hall student and lists the specific sanctions concerning alcohol/drug regulations violations in the residence halls.
  • The Midland College Catalog

Page 64 provides information on the health risks associated with alcohol and drugs.
Page 67 provides information on student conduct in relation to drug and alcohol use.
Page 68 provides information on student discipline.