Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Pitt Community College (PCC) recognizes that drug and alcohol abuse are major problems that affect the health, safety/security, and success of our students and employees. PCC will impose disciplinary sanctions on students and employees consistent with federal, state, or local law, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution for violations of the standards of conduct outlined in College policies. Pitt Community College's policy on substance abuse is outlined in the general catalog.
The U.S. Department of Education has issued regulations implementing the provisions of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (DFSCA) which require Pitt Community College to distribute information annually to students and employees in writing concerning the possession, use, or distribution of alcohol and illicit drugs at PCC. The College is in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1999 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989. Pitt Community College will review its drugs and alcohol programs annually for effectiveness and consistency of application and, where necessary, make appropriate changes.
Related information on compliance is as follows:
- Employee/Student Conduct
and Disciplinary Sanctions
- Health Risks
- Impact on Financial Aid
- Legal Sanctions
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services and Resources
- Tobacco Use Policy
- Designated Campus Smoking Areas (PDF map)