BP 3-2: Alcohol / Dangerous Drugs


APPROVED: July 25, 2005

EFFECTIVE: July 25, 2005



Dawson Community College is committed to maintaining a working and learning environment free of drugs and alcohol. Dawson Community College is an alcohol- and drug-free campus.

Dawson Community College recognizes an individual’s rights and responsibilities. For a positive academic and social atmosphere, members of the campus community need to manage their lives responsibly and in a way that reflects respect for other individuals and property.


Dawson Community College prohibits the manufacture, advertisement, sale, possession, use and/or distribution of alcohol by students and employees on institutional property or at college sponsored events, except as allowed by this policy. The possession and/or display of alcohol containers (cans, bottles, beer bongs, etc.) is evidence of use and/or consumption and is also prohibited.

Alcohol may only be served on campus (1) with the prior written approval of the Dawson Community College Board of Trustees or its designee, (2) pursuant to a license issued in accordance with state law, and (3) in accordance with the DCC Facility Use Policy. The sponsors of an approved event must ensure that alcohol is not accessible to any person under the legal drinking age or to any person who appears to be intoxicated, regardless of age. The sponsors of an approved event will be held responsible for their actions and those of their guests at all times.

Dangerous Drugs

The use, possession, manufacture, sale or distribution of any dangerous drug or possession of any drug paraphernalia on college property or at college sponsored activities is prohibited. This prohibition complies with federal and state statutes, the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989.

For purposes of this policy, the term “dangerous drug” means any drug defined as dangerous under state law. See Mont. Code Ann. § 50-32-101(6) and Schedules I through V in Title 50, Chapter 32, Part 2.

For purposes of this policy, the term “drug paraphernalia” means all equipment, products, and materials of any kind that are used, intended for use, or designed for use in cultivating, harvesting, manufacturing, converting, compounding, producing, processing, preparing, packaging, storing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body a dangerous drug. It includes but is not limited to any of the following when used, or intended for use, in any of the above listed illegal purposes: kits; devices used to increase the potency of any species of plant that is a dangerous drug; testing equipment of any kind; scales and balances used in weighing and measuring dangerous drugs; diluents and adulterants designed for use in cutting dangerous drugs; separation gins and sifters; blenders and other utensils and containers used in compounding dangerous drugs; capsules, balloons, envelopes and other containers used in packaging; objects used for ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing dangerous drugs into the body, such as, but not limited to, pipes, tubes, masks, roach clips, cocaine spoons and vials, chillums, bongs, and chillers.

SCOPE                This policy applies to Dawson Community College.

PROCEDURES      The College President shall promulgate such procedures as may be needed to implement this policy.

History:  5/18/87; 4/25/88; 10/90; 11/92; 10/93; 10/28/98, 9/24/01