Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP)
Treasure Valley Community College (TVCC) is a Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Free institution and prohibits the unlawful possession, consumption, use, manufacture, or distribution of illicit drugs in the workplace, on campus, at any college sponsored or partnered activities, or any college owned, leased or rented properties (Unless approved by TVCC Board of Education per Building and Facility Use Code KG).
Anyone under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances may be removed, dismissed or suspended from the college premises, functions, classes, activities, or responsibilities. Student policies regarding the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol are contained within the Student Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities document which outlines the process for infractions. TVCC will impose disciplinary sanctions on students and employees (consistent with local, state, and federal law) as prescribed within applicable college policies which can include expulsion, termination of employment and a referral for prosecution of violations.
Annually, current students and employees will be provided with this information and referral website. Biennially, the College will conduct a report on the programs and the effectiveness of the programs.Biennial Reports 2014-16 DAAPP Biennial Report 2016-18 DAAPP Biennial Report
TVCC has a responsibility to establish a safe and productive work environment free of the influence of drugs, alcohol and tobacco for the benefit of its employees, students, and the public at large. As a result, the College has implemented the Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace policy code GBEC. In addition, the college has adopted a Tobacco Free College policy code JBK/JFCG/KGC.
TVCC is committed to providing relevant educational programs, resources and materials to students, staff, faculty and administration.
- All Students who participate in New Student Orientation, Residence Life Orientation, ASG Orientation, Athletic Orientation, and the annual campus fair will receive educational materials and campus policies regarding the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol.
- In addition to receiving education materials during orientation, Student athletes (including rodeo club) will participate annually in a drug and alcohol training program.
- In addition to receiving education materials during orientation, students living in the residence halls will annually receive educational materials and campus policies regarding the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol.
- The Human Resource department will annually provide educational materials to all employees about the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol. In addition, Human Resources and the Student Leadership Team will work together to provide joint training programs for students and employees.
- The College acknowledges that receiving grants from federal agencies requires compliance with the Drug Free Wrokplace Act. Furthermore, the college will ensure that it meets all applicable requirements as defined in the Drug Free workplace through the Human Resources Department and Office of Compliance.
Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace, Code GBEC. TVCC has responsibility for establishing a safe and productive work environment free of the influence of drugs and alcohol for the benefit of its employees, students, and the public at large. As a result the College has implemented a drug and alcohol free workplace policy. This policy applies to all current college employees while at the workplace. Certain positions (e.g. Bus Driver) may be subject to federal Department of Transportation rules and regulations.
Building and Facility Use, Code KG. TVCC is a Drug and Alcohol Free institution and prohibits the unlawful possession, consumption, use, manufacture, or distribution of illicit drugs in the workplace, on campus, at any college sponsored or partnered activities, or any college owned, leased or rented properties, unless approved by the TVCC board of Education.
Department of Athletics Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco, Code JFCHA. The Athletic Department has a firm commitment to the health and well-being of its student athletes. TVCC believes that athletics is an avenue by which an individual can realize his or her potential and experience personal growth. In keeping with this belief, the Athletic Department believes student athletes should be role models for other students. In so doing, it is expected within this context that behavior of the highest level be demonstrated by the student athletes.
The College believes that the use of controlled substances, "performance enhancing" drugs, and alcohol constitutes a threat to the integrity of intercollegiate athletics, represents a danger to the health and careers of student athletes, and unduly exposes student athletes to exploitation. In addition, the use of controlled drugs is against the law. The Athletic Department has therefore adopted this policy and program for alcohol and drug education, prevention of alcohol and drug use, and appropriate intervention procedures for student athletes.
The Athletic Department, its coaching staff, physicians, athletic trainer, and members of the college community strongly believe that the use of tobacco, illegal drugs, alcohol and misuse of prescription drugs are detrimental to the physical and mental well-being of its student athletes. Therefore, the Athletic Department has implemented a mandatory program of education and counseling/rehabilitation efforts, as well as conducting random and reasonable suspicion alcohol and drug testing, to protect the health and safety of the students associated with TVCC.
Substance Abuse Code, JFCH. The College is dedicated to maintaining standards resulting in quality education meeting the needs of students and the community. Recognizing the harmful effect of substance abuse on students, the College has established rules prohibiting the on-campus use of alcohol and other mind-altering drugs. For more information see Student Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities.
Tobacco-Free College, Code JBK/JFCG/KGC. TVCC is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its employees, students and visitors. All college locations, campus owned facilities, including extension centers, college leased or rented buildings or properties, are tobacco free as of September 1, 2016.
|Offense||Possession of Illegal Drugs||Sale of Illegal Drugs|
|First||1 year of ineligibility from date of conviction||2 years of ineligibility from date of conviction|
|Second||2 years of ineligibility from date of conviction||Indefinite period of ineligibility|
|Third||Indefinite period of ineligibility||Indefinite period of ineligibility|
Criminal Penalties of Drugs and Alcohol
Drug related convictions have a significant impact on students who receive federal financial aid. In general, if a student is convicted of a drug related felony or misdemeanor that took place while a student was receiving federal aid, students may become ineligible to receive further aid for a specific period of time upon convictions. For more information click here.
TVCC is an institution that receives federal funding through Title IV and is required to follow federal laws and statutes. In November, 2014, Oregon voters passed Measure 91, a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana to persons 21 years of age and older. The law went into effect on July 1, 2015 and is regulated by the Oregon Health Authority. Marijuana possession remains a federal offense and TVCC policy prohibits the possession, consumption, use dispensing, manufacture, and distribution of marijuana. Measure 91 also does not affect existing employment law.
TVCC recognizes the importance of health and wellness of students and employees. To support our students and comply with the Federal Drug Free Communities Act, TVCC is dedicated to a campus that educates, trains and informs students of the harmful effects. Furthermore, the college is committed to assisting students and employees with services that can assist with addiction or counseling.
The office of Student Conduct, Residence Life, Human Resources and Disability Services will serve as points of contact for students or employees who request help with addiction or abuse. The college may recommend that students or employees attend drug and alcohol courses as part of the student conduct process or employment at the college. The following are the referral services available to students and employees of the college.
Lifeways provides comprehensive mental health services. Lifeways can assist with mental health problems, from mild depression or anxiety problems to the most severe disorders. Lifeways provides individual, couples, family and group therapy for adults, elderly people and children.Lifeways 702 Sunset Drive Ontario, OR 97914 (541) 889-9167 Unio Recovery Center has the privilege of providing medical services through an RN and detoxification services which are provided at no extra cost for individuals who enter the program. However, the cost for medication (if necessary) is not included. Individuals do not need to have to be clean at the time to enter the program. Unio Recover Center - Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center 686 NW 9th Street Ontario, OR 97914 (541) 889-2490 Alcoholics Anonymous: 1 (800) 627-9103 Oregon Drug & Alcohol Information Center: 1 (800) 452-7032 Ext. 33673
In coordination with the Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team, the Compliance and Training Coordinator (or designee) will conduct the biennial review. The CARE team will make recommendations to improve the drug and alcohol program and annual notification systems. In addition, the CARE Team will ensure that disciplinary action is consistently enforced on campus throug the office of Student Conduct and Human Resources.
Schedule II Class C Felony
Methadone, morphine, amphetamine, cocaine, PCP
- 5 years
Schedule III Class A Misdemeanor
Non-amphetamine stimulants, some depressants
- 1 year
Schedule IV Class C Misdemeanor
Valium-type tranquilizers, some less potent depressants
- 30 days
Dilute mixtures, compounds with small amounts of controlled drugs
Oregon has strong new laws allowing cars, boats, etc., that transport illegal drugs to be seized and forfeited.
ALCOHOL is an illegal drug for those under 21 years of age. For drivers under 18, ANY detectable amount of alcohol (above .00/BAC) is grounds for losing their license until they are 18.
There are many more laws pertaining to alcohol and other drugs. This is a sample to demonstrate that most drugs are ILLEGAL, and a criminal conviction may bar a student from their chosen career path, or an employee from successful employment with the College.
The use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol can create a variety of health risks as well as impair your ability to succeed at the College and in your chosen career. You should be aware of these possible health risks:
- Impaired short-term memory, visual tracking, heart rate
- Slowed reaction time/poor coordination
- Lung disease Damage to reproductive functions
- Seizure and heart attack
alcohol poisoning, loss of concentration, poor judgment and coordination, impaired memory, drowsiness and mood swings, liver damage/cirrhosis of the liver, high blood pressure and heart attack, pancreatitis, various cancers, health disease, death (in large, sudden doses)