Employee and Student Conduct

Conduct & Disciplinary Sanctions


Employees must, as a condition of employment, abide by the terms of Pitt Community College’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.  Employees must also report to the Human Resources Manager any conviction under a criminal drug statue for violation(s) occurring on or off PCC premises while conducting or participating in PCC business and/or events within five (5) days after the conviction.

Pitt Community College prohibits the unsanctioned use of alcoholic beverages, including the sale, manufacture, delivery, possession, distribution, and consumption of such by employees on or off property used by Pitt Community College while conducting or participating in PCC business and/or events.  Employees who engage in such activities are subject to disciplinary action, which may lead to termination of employment.

Employees who demonstrate inappropriate conduct with respect to alcohol or drug abuse will be subject to disciplinary sanctions (refer to PCC general catalog).  Inappropriate conduct includes, but is not limited to, reporting to work under the influence of such substances.  Pitt Community College will take prompt action to correct any situations involving alcohol abuse or illegal drugs.  Action will usually include offering users and abusers an opportunity for personal rehabilitation, while at the same time, demonstrating that abuse of alcohol and/or illegal drugs and failed rehabilitation will not be tolerated by the College.  Depending on the circumstances of each case, corrective action may require satisfactorily participating in a drug-abuse assistance or rehabilitation program,  disciplinary action, or termination of employment.  Pitt Community College encourages individuals to voluntarily seek assistance through the alcohol and drug prevention and counseling services in the community.


Students, including those of the legal drinking age, are not permitted to use, possess, manufacture, sell, deliver, or distribute alcohol or illegal drugs on property used by Pitt Community College.  Students under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs are not permitted to be present on campus or at campus-sponsored activities.  Students who are aware of alcohol or drug abuse by others have a responsibility to report such violations to the campus police.  Conduct that poses unacceptable risks and disregard for the health, safety, and welfare of the student body at the College will be considered a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

Students who engage in the unlawful manufacture, possession, selling, use, or distribution of alcohol or illicit drugs, or who abuse alcohol or other drugs will be subject to disciplinary sanctions by Pitt Community College.  The disciplinary sanctions may include warnings, disciplinary probation, or in severe cases, expulsion from Pitt Community College and referral to the local authorities for prosecution.  Students should be aware that their actions are also subject to all local, state, and federal laws relating to drug and alcohol abuse.  The College will bring unlawful acts to the attention of proper law enforcement authorities.