Drug Abuse and Alcohol Prevention Program
The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) of 1989 – also known as the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act – requires institutions of higher education to establish policies that address unlawful possession, use, or distribution of alcohol and illicit drugs. The DFSCA also requires the establishment of a drug and alcohol prevention program.
Bellin College is committed to maintaining a drug-free campus. Given this objective, the college prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of illegal drugs on its property or as part of any of its activities. All members of the Bellin College Community (faculty, staff, and students) are encouraged to review the information on the website as well as consult the Bellin College Guide and Employee Manual (Policy 6.17).
Please note that the Bellin College Alcohol and Drug Policy information related to this document appear at the following website: https://www.bellincollege.edu/campus-life/student-services/policies-and-procedures/alcohol-and-drug-policy/
ANNUAL NOTIFICATION TO STUDENTS and EMPLOYEES
An annual notification will be sent via email blast to all students and employees during the yearly Alcohol Awareness Week in October. This notification will include the five (5) elements of DAAPP (Husch-Blackwell, 2019):
1. Standards of Conduct
Standards of Conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.
Use of illegal drugs, and the illegal use of alcoholic beverages, is identified as conduct which adversely affects the university community. College regulations prohibit any use, possession, sale, delivery, manufacture, or distribution of alcohol and other drugs by Bellin College students, faculty, staff, or guests to the College, on College-owned property and at all College sponsored activities. In addition, being under the influence of alcohol or any other intoxicants at any campus facility is also a violation of Bellin policies.
Bellin College students are also prohibited from the illegal use of drugs or alcohol whether on or off campus.
The legal age for the consumption of alcohol is 21 years of age. Any underage student consuming alcohol is violating standards for student conduct*. Additionally, excessive alcohol use can lead to additional violations, such as driving while intoxicated or public intoxication. *Students should be aware that the college may notify parents of students who are under 21 years of age who have been found responsible for an alcohol or controlled substance violation.
2. Legal Sanctions
Legal sanctions under federal, state, and local laws for the possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol.
Students caught violating these policies will face sanctioning through the College’s judicial process. These sanctions include verbal reprimand, disciplinary probation, time-limited suspension, and/or dismissal.
Faculty or staff who violate these policies will also be subject to disciplinary sanctions. Such sanctions include referral to drug and alcohol counseling programs, termination from employment with Bellin College, and referral to appropriate law enforcement officials for prosecution.
3. Health Risks
Description of health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol abuse.
Specific serious health risks are associated with the use of alcohol and illicit drugs. Some of the major risks are listed below:
- Alcohol and Other Depressants (barbiturates, sedatives, and tranquilizers)
Addiction, accidents as a result of impaired ability and judgment, alcohol poisoning, overdose when used with other depressants, damage to a developing fetus, heart and liver damage.
Impair short-term memory, thinking, and physical coordination. Can cause panic reaction and increase the risk of lung cancer and emphysema. Can interfere with judgment, attention span, concentration, and overall intellectual performance. Impairs driving ability. May cause psychological dependence and compromise the immune system.
Addiction, cardiovascular system damage including heart attack, brain damage, seizures, lung damage, severe depression, paranoia, psychosis. Similar risks are associated with other stimulants, such as speed and uppers.
Tobacco smoke contains thousands of chemical compounds, many of which are known to cause cancer. Nicotine, which is a central nervous system stimulant, produces an increase in heart and respiration rates, blood pressure, adrenaline production and metabolism. People can rapidly become physically and psychologically dependent on tobacco.
- Prescription Drug Abuse
Adverse reactions, dependency, withdrawal and overdose.
4. Prevention Program & Treatment Options
Bellin College uses a multifaceted approach including prevention, emergency response, counseling, student conduct sanctioning, campus and public safety intervention, and community resources to address alcohol and drug abuse.
Description of any drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation programs that are available to students and employees. Examples of ways in which the college intentionally promotes drug abuse and alcohol prevention is through interactions with students, faculty, and staff as described below:
A variety of resources exist for alcohol and other drug prevention education, counseling and referral. For detailed information concerning these resources available from the college and community agencies, contact LifeMatters Counseling Services 24/7/365. They can be reached by phone at 855-695-2818 or go to their website mylifematters.com. Individuals are also encouraged to consult their primary care provider, Bellin Occupational Health (920-430-4560) or Bellin Employee Health (920-433-3587) with questions or for community resource referrals.
Additional information on the following website: https://www.bellincollege.edu/campus-life/student-services/policies-and-procedures/alcohol-and-drug-policy/
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP) examples:
- Bellin College Students and Employees can receive an assessment & mental health screening through LifeMatters Counseling Services. Referrals (if needed) are based on each individual situation. Educational sessions would be provided if needed.
- Annual alcohol and drug awareness via SafeCollege’s online training courses for students, faculty, and staff.
- Distribution of printed materials during annual Alcohol Awareness Week.
- Presentations on drugs and alcohol discussed in each student’s curriculum and provided by various college guest speakers.
- Suicide prevention presentations (QPR) address substance abuse as a key factor.
5. Bellin College Statement
The institution will impose sanctions on students and employees, up to and including dismissal (student) or termination of employment (faculty, staff) and referral for prosecution, for violations of the standards of conduct or law.
Dean of Student Services: 920-433-6632
List of community resources, advise on finding the ‘next step. Student Code of Conduct–Address student behavior, enforces policies and procedures, provide clarification on acceptable use standards.
LifeMatters Counseling Services: 855-695-2818
Address substance abuse concerns through individual counseling as part of a co-occurring disorder, individualized referrals based on situation, drug and alcohol education available on request.
Bellin College Security: 920-433-6698
Bellevue Police Department: 920-448-4200
Respond to immediate safety concerns regarding drugs or alcohol use, questions regarding the legalities of drugs and alcohol, available to do educational presentations.
Occupational Health Clinic: 920-430-4560
Provides medical care including initial assessment of the impact of drug and alcohol use on the medical health of students. Students are given individual health recommendations and referred for more intensive intervention as needed.
Bellin Human Resources Department: 920-445-7287
List of health system resources available for employees enforces policies and procedures for employees.
Jackie Nitschke Center (Community Resource): 920-435-2093
Detox/Short-term Inpatient Facility & Outpatient Program.
Libertas Treatment Center (Community Resource): 920-498-8600
Substance abuse treatment services and detoxification; outpatient counseling treatment; holistic rehabilitation treatment.
Safe Haven Drug Rehab Green Bay & Alcohol Treatment Helpline (Community Resource): 920-212-1801
Addiction treatment center.