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Effects of Alcohol Use


Physical:

Increased heart rate
Slurred speech, loss of muscle control, poor coordination
Impaired reflexes
Vomiting
Unconsciousness
Respiratory impairment

Long Term:

Bleeding in the digestive tract, ulcers
Brain cell damage
Cancer of mouth, esophagus, stomach and colon
Dementia
Depression and suicide
Erectile dysfunction
Heart damage
High blood pressure
Pancreatitis, cirrhosis
Insomnia
Birth defects
Malnutrition
Hallucinations

Alcohol and Drug Policy

No alcoholic beverages may be consumed, served, sold or stored by students, guests, invitees, educators, administrators or executives of the College at either the Brockton or Canton education campuses or athletic facilities or in any motor vehicle owned or leased by Massasoit Community College, without the advance (not more than 90 days) written approval of the College President. If, after having secured the required written approval, alcohol is served or sold by anyone, then it must be served or sold strictly in accordance with applicable state law. All arrangements for the delivery, service, sale, storage and removal of alcoholic beverages at the education campuses or athletic facilities of Massasoit Community College shall be coordinated with the Director of Food Services, and he or she shall identify and retain the name of the responsible person.

No alcoholic beverages may be consumed, served, sold or stored by outside organizations or off-campus entities or their guests or invitees of the College using any Massasoit Community College education campus or athletic facility or in any motor vehicle owned or leased by the College without the advance (not more than 90 days) written approval of the College President. If, after having secured the required written approval, alcohol is served or sold by anyone, then it must be served or sold strictly in accordance with applicable state law. All arrangements for the delivery, service, sale, storage and removal of alcoholic beverages at the education campuses or athletic facilities of Massasoit Community College shall be coordinated with the Director of Food Services, and he or she shall identify and retain the name of the responsible person.

No alcoholic beverages may be consumed, served, sold, or stored at the Massasoit Community College Conference Center in Brockton, without the advance (not more than 90 days) written approval of the College President. However, the President may delegate such function granting authority to an authorized Leasing Agent or the Conference Center Manager or the Director of Food Services, provided, such function granting authorization is in writing and the agent’s authorization was dated within the past twelve (12) months. If, after having secured the required written approval to hold or conduct a function, alcohol is served, sold or stored by anyone, then it must be served, sold or stored strictly in accordance with applicable state liquor laws. All arrangements for the delivery, service, sale, storage, and removal of alcoholic beverages at the Massasoit Community College Conference Center in Brockton shall be coordinated with the Director of Food Services, and he or she shall identify and retain the name of the responsible person for each authorized function.

Notwithstanding, the restrictions and limitations otherwise included in this Alcohol & Drug Policy, a duly licensed bar, cafe, pub or other liquor serving establishment may be operated at the Massasoit Community College Conference Center in Brockton. Whether such liquor serving establishment is directly managed and operated by College personnel or by some other independent entity, it shall be subject to the general supervision of the President of the College and closely monitored and supervised on a continuing basis by either the authorized Leasing Agent or the Conference Center Manager or the Director of Food Services as may from time to time by determined by the President in writing. Any duly licensed bar, cafe, pub or other liquor serving establishment operated at the Massasoit Community College Conference Center in Brockton shall strictly observe all state liquor laws, all applicable ordinances established by the City of Brockton and all rules and regulations established in writing by the person designated by the President to closely monitor and supervise the liquor serving establishment.

No alcoholic beverages may be consumed, served, sold or stored at any Massasoit Community College student group activity or function, whether held on-campus or off campus. The only limited exception to this strict prohibition is for recognized religious ceremonies or situations where it is absolutely certain every student present will be of legal drinking age, and the advance (not more than 90 days) written approval of the College President has been secured. If, after having secured the required written approval, alcohol is served or sold by anyone, then it must be served or sold strictly in accordance with applicable state liquor laws. Notwithstanding the defined limited exceptions, no College funds, no College funds indirectly made available to students and no student fees shall be used in support of any Massasoit Community College student group activity or function at which alcoholic beverages will be consumed, served or sold, whether held on-campus or off campus. .

No unlawful drug or illegal substance may be consumed, served, sold, stored or used by students, guests, invitees, educators, administrators or executives of the College at either the Brockton or Canton education campuses or athletic facilities or in any motor vehicle owned or leased by Massasoit Community College. No unlawful drug or illegal substance may be consumed, served, sold, stored or used by outside organizations or off-campus entities or their guests or invitees using any Massasoit Community College education campus or athletic facility or in any motor vehicle owned or leased by the College.

No unlawful drug or illegal substance may be consumed, served, sold, stored or used by students, guests, invitees, educators, administrators or executives of the College at either the Brockton or Canton education campuses or athletic facilities or in any motor vehicle owned or leased by Massasoit Community College. No unlawful drug or illegal substance may be consumed, served, sold, stored or used by outside organizations or off-campus entities or their guests or invitees using any Massasoit Community College education campus or athletic facility or in any motor vehicle owned or leased by the College.

No unlawful drug or illegal substance may be consumed, served, sold, stored or used at any Massasoit Community College Conference Center in Brockton.


No unlawful drug or illegal substance may be consumed, served, sold, or used at any Massasoit Community College student group activity or function, whether held on-campus or off-campus. There are no exceptions to the College policy that no College funds, no College funds indirectly made available to students and no student fees shall be used in support of any Massasoit Community College student group activity or function at which any unlawful drug or illegal substance will be served, sold, or used, whether held on-campus or off-campus.

Any person actually observed consuming, serving, selling or storing alcoholic beverages on College property in violation of this Alcohol & Drug Policy or applicable state liquor laws and any person actually observed consuming, serving, selling, storing or using any unlawful drug or illegal substance on College property in violation of this Alcohol & Drug Policy or applicable state drug laws or substance laws shall be required to immediately leave the property of Massasoit Community College. Such individuals are also subject to arrest and criminal penalties as provided by state law, and the College may report such apparent violations to law enforcement authorities for further investigation and prosecution. In addition, students and College personnel should be aware that they are subject to such civil penalties as may be deemed appropriate, under the particular circumstances, by the President of Massasoit Community College, including the distinct possibility of temporary suspension or even permanent dismissal from employment or attendance at the College.

It is the official policy of Massasoit Community College to assist students and College personnel in dealing with problems they may be experiencing with alcohol, drugs and chemical substances, provided that the student or employee acknowledges that he or she may have a problem and seeks to remedy the situation before the College administration decides that it must take action under this Alcohol & Drug Policy. Students seeking information concerning substance abuse, rehabilitation programs and counseling services should contact the Human Resources Office.

It is not a violation of this Alcohol & Drug Policy for a student, guest, invitee, educator or administrator to carry, consume, possess or otherwise use a prescription drug or an over the counter drug or medicine in a lawful manner. No authorization to carry, consume, possess or otherwise use a prescription drug or an over the counter drug or medicine need be sought or secured from the President or any other College official, provided such consumption or use is lawful and is reasonable under the circumstances involved. However, the College’s Alcohol & Drug Policy does not authorize or condone the abusive use of any lawful drug or medicine, whether obtained by prescription or over the counter, which could result in a drug overdose, chemical dependence, adverse health effects or an accident to anyone on College property or in a College owned or leased motor vehicle. While the President of Massasoit Community College may adopt a different standard for evaluating the circumstances involving the excessive consumption or abusive use of lawful prescription drugs and over the counter medicines and make a reasonable allowance for mitigating circumstance, the President may impose on college personnel and students such civil penalties as he or she may deem appropriate, under the particular circumstances, including the possibility of permanent dismissal from employment or attendance at the College.

Students and College employees need to understand that Massasoit Community College is subject to various state and federal laws that deal with the abusive use of alcohol, drugs and chemical substances, including specifically the federal Higher Education Act of 1965. Title XII, which was an amendment to this Act created by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, applies to every educational institution receiving federal funding. In addition, certain College employees, including those involved in federally funded grants and projects, are subject to the Drug-free Workplaces Act of 1988, and as a result the College may be a mandatory reporter of certain employee acts that could result in a criminal conviction.

Once in each calendar year, the President of the College shall inform the Board of Trustees that he or she has caused this Alcohol & Drug Policy to be posted on each campus in at least one prominent place and has also taken such other appropriate measures to inform employees and students as a reasonably objective person would deem to be adequate and sufficient to accomplish the several objectives of this Alcohol & Drug Policy. The Student Handbook, which is to be distributed to all students at least once each year, shall contain a prominent reference to and a brief synopsis of the College’s Alcohol & Drug Policy and, in addition, shall contain such other details, material and related information as the President of the College shall deem appropriate.

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