Sauk Valley Community College

an institution of higher education that provides quality learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of its students and community

Alcohol and Other Drug Policy

It is the goal of Sauk Valley Community College to provide a drug free learning environment and impose restrictions on the use and consumption of alcohol and illicit drugs by its students. (Reference Section 626.01 of the SVCC Policies Manual.)

This means that the manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in and on Sauk Valley Community College's owned and controlled property. This prohibition applies to all Sauk Valley Community College students except as provided below.

Exceptions. Students of lawful drinking age may consume alcoholic beverages in reasonable amounts at College sponsored functions at which alcoholic beverages are served pursuant to the authority of the Board of Trustees of the College, and in accordance with Illinois law. College students, of lawful age, may dispense alcoholic beverages at College sponsored functions at which alcoholic beverages are served pursuant to the authority of the Board of Trustees of the College, and in accordance with Illinois law.

Penalties for Violations of Policy. Any student determined to have violated this policy is subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion. In addition, a student receiving financial aid may lose that aid. Imposition of the discipline shall be in accordance with the Disciplinary Procedures for Sauk Valley Community College, Policy 616.01. The College may furnish information to the State's Attorney or to the U.S. Attorney or both regarding violations of this policy for consideration for criminal prosecution.

Drug and Alcohol Counseling, Treatment or Rehabilitation. Students may obtain assistance and advice from the SVCC Counseling staff which provides referral for substance abuse related problems. Referral sources that are available to SVCC students for drug/alcohol counseling, treatment and rehabilitation include the Sinnissippi Mental Health Center, Rosecrance Center, Rockford Memorial Addiction Center, Oakwood Hospital, Phoenix Center at Morrison, Lutheran Social Services, KSB Hospital, CGH Medical Center, and local chapters of Alcoholics Anonymous, ALATEEN, ALANON, ACOA, and Narcotics Anonymous. (See phone numbers at end of book.)

A policy brochure relating to the illicit use of drugs and alcohol by SVCC students is available from the Counseling Office. These policies are in compliance with the Drug Free Schools and the Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-2267).

There is also a statement regarding how alcohol or drug abuse could affect your financial aid.