In addition, MCC is required by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 to adopt and implement a program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees.
The possession or distribution of elicit drugs and/or the unlawful use of alcohol by students on MCC property or as part of a college activity is specifically prohibited by MCC policies.
There are legal sanctions under state and federal law for the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. A violation under state law may result in a misdemeanor or felony conviction, depending on the nature of the offense, punishable by imprisonment, payment of fines, confiscation of real and personal property, or a combination of the three.
The College Health Services Office coordinates a seminar on substance abuse prevention for all students and staff. For more information about the seminars, call (810) 762-0333. MCC encourages students with alcohol or other drug dependency problems to use the services of Counseling and Student Development or to seek assistance from a community agency that provides substance abuse services. Counseling staff will assist with referrals to appropriate agencies. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (810) 762-0111.
Health Risks Health (and other) risks associated with the use of alcohol and other drugs include, but are not limited to: impaired academic or work performance; lost potential; absenteeism from class or work; financial problems; doing things one later regrets; conflicts with co-workers, families, friends, and others; unusual or inappropriate risk-taking which may result in physical or emotional injury, or death; blackouts; hangovers; long-term health problems including cirrhosis of the liver, organic brain damage, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
MCC will impose sanctions for violation of policies and procedures consistent with state and federal law and with applicable Student Code of Conduct provisions and college policies. Violations will result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from college, and referral for prosecution. Sanctions imposed will depend upon the severity and frequency of the violation. In addition to, or in lieu of, discipline, violators may be required to complete an appropriate rehabilitation program. Substance abuse assessment and referral services are provided by HelpNet 1800 230-0151. They are located at 1164 Robert T. Longway Blvd., Flint, MI