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    Drug-Free Schools & Campuses Act Notification

    In accordance with the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act passed by Congress, L&C is required to provide enrolled students, faculty and staff with various pieces of information regarding the unlawful use of drugs or alcohol on College property. The following information, which also appears in the Student Handbook, describes legal sanctions, health risks, available assistance and treatment avenues, as well as College-imposed disciplinary standards.

    Drug and Alcohol Use

    All applicable state, federal, and local laws relating to alcoholic beverages and controlled substances will be enforced. Illegal possession, consumption, use, sale, delivery or transfer of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances distribution is prohibited on the college grounds and in College facilities.  Violations of this policy by students or employees are subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from or termination of employment at the College.

    Students seeking assistance with drug or alcohol problems will be referred by Counseling or the Family Health Clinic to appropriate community services such as Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, or local community counseling agencies. 

    In Illinois it is against the law to sell, manufacture and deliver illegal drugs on or around any school property. Local laws and regulations of Godfrey, Illinois and Madison county DUI Laws are the same as the State of Illinois.

    In Illinois, the zero tolerance law went into effect Jan. 1, 1995. This law reinforces drinking is illegal for anyone under age 21, and if you're caught driving with any trace of alcohol in your system, you will lose your driver's license.

    Alcohol Possession

    Any person under the age of 21 years who has any alcoholic beverage in his/her possession on any street or highway or in any public place or in any place open to the public is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.

    Any person who rents a hotel or motel room for the purpose of or with the knowledge that such room shall be used for the consumption of alcoholic liquor by persons under the age of 21 shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.

    Federal Drug Conviction

    A federal drug conviction may result in loss of federal benefits, including school loans, grants, scholarships, contracts, and licenses. Federal drug trafficking convictions may result in denial of federal benefits for up to five years for a first conviction, 10 years for a second and permanent denial for a third. Federal drug convictions for possession may result in denial of federal benefits up to one year for a first conviction and up to five years for subsequent convictions. Penalties may vary dependent upon the quantity of the substance involved. Stiff penalties such as loss of driving privileges, higher insurance rates, fines, legal fees, possible jail sentence, and loss of vehicle can be enforced for above violations.