Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP)

Calumet College is committed to providing its students and employees with a drug and alcohol-free workplace and learning environment. As part of the commitment to providing high-quality and effective service to our students, employees, and the public, CCSJ has a drug and alcohol abuse prevention program in operation. The program is accessible to all members of the college community.

Many people’s jobs, academic performance, and productivity are adversely affected by their dependence on drugs and alcohol. To address this issue, CCSJ strives to:

  • Educate students and employees about alcohol and drug abuse in an effort to encourage responsible decisions around their use,
  • Intervene on behalf of students and employees who have experienced negative consequences around alcohol and drugs so as to reduce the harm and manage the risks associated with their use,
  • Support students and employees who are in recovery from substance abuse and addiction,
  • Promote constructive lifestyles and norms that discourage alcohol & drug abuse, and
  • Develop social and physical environments that facilitate alcohol and drug abuse-free lifestyles.
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Operation of the Program

CCSJ has established a drug-free and alcohol abuse awareness program to inform its faculty, staff, and students about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse and the penalties that may be imposed for drug and alcohol abuse violations. The Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program is available to all faculty, staff, and students of CCSJ. As part of this program, CCSJ has implemented several measures:

  • Employees and students are made aware of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program and Policy every semester (fall, spring and summer) by means of electronic mail.
  • New staff and faculty members are informed of the policy at New Employee Orientation.
  • Students are sent the policy (through electronic mail) each new semester to ensure the content is conveyed to all students attending CCSJ.
  • In addition to the annual notification, students and employees are offered written and/or online material on drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Multiple events are held annually to discuss the dangers and impact of drug and alcohol abuse at CCSJ. Such events include, but are not limited to, wellness fairs, training sessions, and counseling workshops. These programs are open to CCSJ students and employees free of charge.
  • All full-time employees are eligible to participate in the Wellness Program, which encourages CCSJ employees to engage in fitness activities. This program promotes a healthy lifestyle, away from the pressures or risks of drugs and alcohol.
  • In an effort to maintain a safe environment, students and faculty participating in the health occupations and emergency services, athletics, or child development programs may be required to undergo drug testing if there is reason to believe they may be impaired by a chemical or alcohol.
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Drug - Free Schools and Communities Act Regulations

This program is the joint responsibility of the Departments of Human Resources, Facilities and Security, Student Financial Aid, and Student Engagement and Retention. Notification of the program, including information about health risks and sanctions for violation of the policy, will be provided annually to the students and employees of CCSJ.

Committee members are as follows:

  • Vice President of Student Engagement and Retention (chair)
  • Vice President of Business and Finance
  • Director of Academic Disability Services
  • Director of Financial Aid
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Director of Residence Life and Student Programs
  • Manager of Facilities
  • Representative of Athletics
  • Student Assistance Program (SAP) Counselor

The Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program will be reviewed biennially. CCSJ is committed to monitoring and assessing the effectiveness of the policy and program and what changes need to be made. CCSJ ensures the uniform application of sanctions to employees and students. To perform this review, CCSJ uses both formal and informal assessments.

Formally, CCSJ maintains a Drug and Alcohol Prevention Review Committee. The Committee determines the effectiveness of this program and ensures the standards of conduct are fair and consistently enforced. In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) articulated through the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Part 86, a formal review of CCSJ’s alcohol and other drug programs is assessed every two years.

Informal assessment methods used in the review include student focus groups, administrative overview, and informal student/employee surveys.

Modifications are made to the programs and the expected learning outcomes in an effort to evolve with changes in the student population.

A systematic prescriptive disciplinary process ensures each disciplinary referral is resolved appropriately, and the consequences or sanctions adequately address the nature of the issue. Emphasis is placed on student and employee development and a holistic approach to student learning and staff development.

Report is available upon request from Dionne Jones-Malone at djonesmalone@ccsj.edu

Calumet College of St. Joseph issues a notice in writing to every student and every employee annually and to every new student and employee at the start of his or her enrollment or employment.  That notice includes the following:

  • Standards of conduct prohibiting unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on the institution’s property or as part of its activities
  • A description of the health and safety risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and abuse of alcohol
  • A description of applicable legal sanctions for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol under local, state and federal law
  • A description of all drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or re-entry programs
  • A clear statement and description of the disciplinary sanctions the institution will impose on students and employees

Calumet College of St. Joseph has measures in place to ensure that each student and each employee receives the above notice in an appropriate manner:

  • Employees and students are made aware of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program and Biennial Review via their CCSJ individual email account. This email includes links to the webpage where information can be found regarding the College’s drug and alcohol, prevention programs, and resources for treatment options.
  • Student email distribution is sent at least annually after the administrative drop period (end of 3rd week of classes), ensuring that all credit-seeking students for the term are captured in the data set. This email is sent in the fall, spring and summer semesters.
  • Information on the DAAPP and related policies are included in the College Handbooks (student and employee).
  • To ensure that this information is also provided to new employees, the Human Resources Office also sends the DAAPP email notification to employees as part of the onboarding for each new hire. In this manner, CCSJ ensures compliance with annual notification for all employees, including those newly hired throughout the year.
  • Students and employees may request printed copies of the notice and DAAPP information by contacting 219-473-4321.

The following actions are prohibited at the College facility or while engaged in College-related activities.  The Drug-Free Workplace Policy prohibits the illegal use, sale, transfer, dispensing, distribution, possession, unlawful manufacture, or being under the influence of controlled substances while on the job or on Calumet College’s premises.  These include, but are not limited to, marijuana, cocaine, crack, PCP, heroin, LSD, amphetamines, hallucinogens, and barbiturates.

  • Any such controlled substances found on CCSJ’s premises will be turned over to the Administration and Campus Security and may result in criminal prosecution.
  • Violations to this policy will be considered gross misconduct and will result in immediate disciplinary action that includes but not limited to oral counseling, written reprimand and warning, or termination.
  • All faculty, staff and students must abide by the terms of this policy. Should an employee be convicted of any criminal drug statute violation on the College premises or while conducting College-related activities, he/she must notify the Human Resources Department no later than five (5) calendar days after the conviction.

 

Calumet College of St. Joseph’s Statement on Alcohol

The possession and/or use of alcohol on CCSJ premises is prohibited.  Being under the influence of alcohol on CCSJ’s premises is also prohibited. Alcohol possession applies to all open or unsealed containers which contain alcoholic beverages.  Such containers are not allowed on the job or on CCSJ’s premises.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

For further guidance, students are instructed to see the Student Handbook and employees are instructed to see the Employee Handbook.

Indiana and Federal Laws

In addition to the College sanctions, Indiana and Federal laws provide for fines and/or imprisonment for the unlawful possession, sale, manufacture or distribution of drugs or alcohol.  The following information concerns the criminal penalties that can be imposed by state or federal statute for violations related to alcohol or illegal drug possession, use, sale, manufacturing or distribution. Conviction under state and/or federal laws that prohibit alcohol-related and drug-related conduct can result in fines, confiscation of automobiles and other property, loss of one’s driver’s license, and imprisonment. In addition, licenses to practice in certain professions may be revoked, and many employment opportunities may be barred.

It is impractical to list all the alcohol- and drug-related state and federal crimes and penalties. But all persons should be aware of the following:

  • In Indiana any person under 21 who possesses an alcoholic beverage, and any person who provides alcohol to such person, is at risk of arrest.
  • Any person who is intoxicated in public risks arrest.
  • A person convicted of driving while intoxicated may be punished by fine, be jailed, and lose his or her driver’s license.
  • Any selling of alcoholic beverages without a license is illegal.

Possession, use, distribution, or manufacture of controlled substances (drugs) illegally can result in arrest and conviction of a drug law violation and:

  • Fines up to $10,000 (Indiana);
  • Fines up to $10 million for a first offense (federal);
  • Imprisonment up to 50 years (Indiana);
  • Imprisonment up to life (federal); and
  • Confiscation of property.

 

Federal Trafficking Penalties for Schedules I, II, III, IV, and V (except Marijuana)
Schedule Substance/Quantity Penalty Substance/Quantity Penalty
II Cocaine
500-4999 grams mixture
First Offense: Not less than 5 yrs. and not more than 40 yrs.  If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs. or more than life. Fine of not more than $5 million if an individual, $25 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than life. If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment.  Fine of not more than $8 million if an individual, $50 million if not an individual.

Cocaine
5 kilograms or more mixture
First Offense: Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than life.  If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs. or more than life.  Fine of not more than $10 million if an individual, $50 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not less than 20 yrs., and not more than life.  If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if not an individual.

2 or More Prior Offenses: Life imprisonment.  Fine of not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if not an individual.

II Cocaine Base
28-279 grams mixture
Cocaine Base
280 grams or more mixture
IV Fentanyl
40-399 grams mixture
Fentanyl
400 grams or more mixture
I Fentanyl Analogue
10-99 grams mixture
Fentanyl Analogue
100 grams or more mixture
I Heroin
100-999 grams mixture
Heroin
1 kilogram or more mixture
I LSD
1-9 grams mixture
LSD
10 grams or more mixture
II Methamphetamine
5-49 grams pure or
50-499 grams mixture
Methamphetamine
50 grams or more pure
or 500 grams or more mixture
II PCP
10-99 grams pure or
100-999 grams mixture
PCP
100 grams or more pure or 1 kilogram or more mixture
Substance/Quantity Penalty
Any Amount of Other Schedule I & II Substances First Offense: Not more than 20 yrs.  If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs. or more than Life.  Fine $1 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not more than 30 yrs.  If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment.  Fine $2 million if an individual, $10 million if not an individual.

Any Drug Product Containing Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid
Flunitrazepam (Schedule IV)
1 Gram
Any Amount of Other Schedule III Drugs First Offense: Not more than 10 yrs.  If death or serious bodily injury, not more than 15 yrs.  Fine not more than $500,000 if an individual, $2.5 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not more than 20 yrs.  If death or serious injury, not more than 30 yrs.  Fine not more than $1 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual.

Any Amount of All Other Schedule IV Drugs (other than one gram or more of Flunitrazepam) First Offense: Not more than 5 yrs.  Fine not more than $250,000 if an individual, $1 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not more than 10 yrs.  Fine not more than $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if other than an individual.

Any Amount of All Schedule V Drugs First Offense: Not more than 1 yr.  Fine not more than $100,000 if an individual, $250,000 if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not more than 4 yrs.  Fine not more than $200,000 if an individual, $500,000 if not an individual.

 

Federal Trafficking Penalties for Marijuana, Hashish and Hashish Oil, Schedule I Substances
Marijuana
1,000 kilograms or more marijuana mixture or 1,000 or more marijuana plants
First Offense: Not less than 10 yrs. or more than life. If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs., or more than life. Fine not more than $10 million if an individual, $50 million if other than an individual.

 

Second Offense: Not less than 20 yrs. or more than life.  If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment.  Fine not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if other than an individual.

Marijuana
100 to 999 kilograms marijuana mixture or 100 to 999 marijuana  plants
First Offense: Not less than 5 yrs. or more than 40 yrs.  If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs. or more than life.  Fine not more than $5 million if an individual, $25 million if other than an individual.

 

Second Offense: Not less than 10 yrs. or more than life.  If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment.  Fine not more than $8 million if an individual, $50million if other than an individual.

Marijuana
50 to 99 kilograms marijuana mixture,
50 to 99 marijuana plants
First Offense: Not more than 20 yrs.  If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs. or more than life.  Fine $1 million if an individual, $5 million if other than an individual.

Second Offense: Not more than 30 yrs.  If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine $2 million if an individual, $10 million if other than an individual.

Hashish
More than 10 kilograms
Hashish Oil
More than 1 kilogram
Marijuana
less than 50 kilograms marijuana (but does not include 50 or more marijuana plants regardless of  weight)1 to 49 marijuana plants
First Offense: Not more than 5 yrs.  Fine not more than $250,000, $1 million if other than an individual.

Second Offense: Not more than 10 yrs.  Fine $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if other than individual.

Hashish
10 kilograms or less
Hashish Oil
1 kilogram or less

For more specific information on legal sanctions, you may visit the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) website at www.dea.gov.

Outlined below is a listing of drugs of abuse and their health risks taken from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration website. A complete resource guide provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Administration can be obtained by the following link.

 

HEALTH RISK

Risk of addiction for all substances

Drug Type Common Name Health Risks
Alcohol Booze, beer, wine, coolers, liquor High blood pressure, higher risk of sexually transmitted diseases & unplanned pregnancy, depression, lowered resistance to disease, insomnia
Cannabis/ Marijuana/ Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Grass, reefer, pot, weed Damage to heart, lungs, brain, lung cancer, increase appetite, decreased motivation, depression, paranoia, impaired memory
Steroids Anabolic/Andrenogenic (roids, juice) High blood pressure, liver and kidney damage, acne, artrophy of testes, breast enlargement in men, breast reduction in women, aggressiveness, mood swings
Solvents-Inhalants Acetone, freons, nitrous oxide Heart failure, respiratory arrest, liver and brain damage, impaired memory, slurred speech, drunken behavior, slow
Depressants Alcohol, ludes, barbiturates Liver damage, convulsions, depression, disorientation, insomnia
Hallucinogens PCP, LSD, angel dust, mushrooms Agitation, extreme hyperactivity, reduced eating, flashbacks
Stimulants Cocaine, crack, amphetamines, diet pills Headaches, depression; malnutrition, anorexia, strokes, seizures
Narcotics Smack, codeine, heroine, lords Respiratory arrest, sleepiness, organ and lung damage, nausea
Tobacco Lung cancer, emphysema, oral cancer

 

Employee and Student Assistance Programs

Through the resources of local, state, and national efforts, assistance is available for those individuals with alcohol and drug abuse problems. CCSJ offers the following drug and alcohol abuse information, counseling, assistance, and services:

Locally Offered Programs

  • In an emergency: call 9-1-1.
  • Regional Mental Health Centers www.regionalmentalhealth.org
  • Stark Center (East Chicago location) 219-398-7050
  • Strawhun Center (Merrillville location) 219-769-4005
  • 24 Hour Crisis Line 219-769-4005
  • Narcotics Anonymous www.na.org
  • North West Area (Gary location) 219-765-5327
  • South Shore Area (Valparaiso location) 219-793-6262
  • Alcoholics Anonymous of the Hammond Area (219)-844-6695 or aanwi.org

 

National Resources

  • National Alcohol and Drug Abuse Help Line 1-800-821-4357
  • Alcohol Abuse 24 Hour National Hotline 1-800-950-7226
  • Department of Drug Enforcement: Drug Fact Sheets http://www.dea.gov/factsheets

 

Additional Assistance for Students

CCSJ offers a Student Assistance Program (SAP). The SAP is a confidential counseling service provided to students for personal and school concerns which may be interfering with academic performance and/or quality of life. The SAP serves as an excellent resource for addressing issues such as substance and alcohol abuse and school conflicts. Additionally, the SAP provides training opportunities for students. For more information, contact the SAP Counselor, at 219-413-3702 (work cell).

Additional Assistance for Employees

Health insurance coverage is available for treatment of alcohol and drug abuse. Employees should contact their individual health plan representative for information about insurance coverage.

 

Tips for Preventing Substance Abuse

The use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs is one of the biggest problems facing people today. There are no guarantees that someone you love will not choose to use drugs, but you can influence that decision by:

  • Not using drugs yourself
  • Providing guidance and clear rules about not using drugs
  • Spending time with your loved one sharing the good and the bad times

Use the following tips to help guide thoughts and behaviors about drugs:

  1. Talk honestly. Don’t wait to have “the drug talk” with someone. Make discussions about tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs part of your daily conversation. Know the facts about how drugs can harm. Clear up any wrong information, such as “everybody drinks” or “marijuana won’t hurt you.” Be clear about personal rules for and legal implications of the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.
  2. Really listen. Encourage questions and concerns about tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. Do not do all the talking or give long lectures.
  3. Help develop self-confidence. Look for all the good things in yourself or someone you care about– and then tell them (or yourself) how proud you are. If you need to correct, criticize the action, not the person. Praise efforts as well as successes.
  4. Help develop strong values. Talk about your personal values.
  5. Be a good example. Your own habits and thoughts about tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs make an impression. Your actions speak louder than words.
  6. Help deal with peer pressure and acceptance. Discuss the importance of being an individual and the meaning of real friendships. You do not have to do something wrong just to feel accepted. Remind yourself that a real friend won’t care if he does not use tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.
  7. Encourage healthy, creative activities. Look for ways to get involved in athletics, hobbies, school clubs, and other activities that reduce boredom and excess free time. Develop positive friendships and interests. Look for activities that you can do together.
  8. Know what to do if someone you love has a drug problem. Realize that no one is immune to drugs. Learn the signs of drug use. Take seriously any concerns you hear from friends, family, or other students about possible drug use. Trust your instincts. If you truly feel that something is wrong, it probably is. If there’s a problem, seek professional help.

Information adapted from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Warning Signs of Drug and/or Alcohol Abuse

Some common behavior changes you may notice if someone you know is abusing drugs and alcohol are:

  • Sudden or extreme change in friends, eating habits, sleeping patterns, physical appearance, coordination or school performance
  • Hostile or uncooperative attitude
  • Secrecy about actions or possessions
  • Stealing money or an unexplained need for money
  • Medicine containers, despite a lack of illness, or drug paraphernalia in the individual’s room
  • An unusual chemical or medicine smell on the individual or in the individual’s room
  • Irresponsible behavior, poor judgment and general lack of interest
  • Breaking rules or withdrawing from the family

Provided by the Mayo Clinic website

CCSJ Sanctions (Student Code of Conduct)

 

Alcohol Use: Use, possession, distribution, or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages or paraphernalia except as expressly permitted by law on University premises or at University-sponsored events or except when explicitly authorized by CCSJ Policies, Regulations and Procedures is prohibited. Persons having control of and/or in the area in which and when the prohibited beverage is found shall be charged with violating the Student Code of Conduct Code.

Alcohol Use  
Level 1 Violations:  May include but not limited to

·       Being in the area in which and when prohibited beverage is found – non-consumption

·       Under the influence – no assistance needed

Level 1 Sanctions:  May include but not limited to

·       Meeting with Student Assistance Program (SAP)

·       Conduct warning

·       Disciplinary probation

Level 2 Violations:  May include but not limited to

·       Consumption in public

·       Consumption in residence halls

·       Possession by a minor

·       Intoxication requiring assistance from University staff

·       Second Level 1 violation

 

Level 2 Sanctions: May include but not limited to

·       Meeting with Student Assistance Program (SAP) other educational sanction

·       Fine of up to $50

·       Disciplinary probation

·       Modification of housing assignment/privileges

·       Parental/guardian notification upon the completion of the conduct process

Level 3 Violations:  May include but not limited to

·       Second Level 2 violation

·       Serving to minors

·       Possession of kegs (full or empty) or other common serving containers, or other large quantities of alcohol, for individual or group consumption on campus or at a University-sponsored event.

·       Driving under the influence (falling under the jurisdiction outlined in the Student Code of Conduct)

·       Intoxication requiring medical assistance

·       Intoxication leading to harm to self or others

·       Intoxication leading to property damage, disruption of the community, or other violations of CCSJ policy.

 

Level 3 Sanctions: May include but not limited to

·       Meeting with Student Assistance Program (SAP) other educational sanction

·       Fine of up to $150

·       Substance abuse evaluation (student is responsible for any costs associated with the evaluation)

·       Community service of up to 20 hours, with reflection

·       Removal from University housing

·       Disciplinary probation

·       Parental/guardian notification upon the completion of the conduct process

 

 

Drug Use: Use, possession, distribution or being under the influence of illegal drugs and/or other controlled substances or drug paraphernalia except as expressly permitted by law on University premises or at University-sponsored events is prohibited. Persons having control of and/or in the area in which and when the prohibited substance is found shall be charged with violating the Student Code of Conduct.

 

Drug Use  
Level 1 Violations: May include but not limited to

·       Being in the area in which and when prohibited substance/paraphernalia is found – nonuse, non-ownership

·       Under the influence – no assistance needed

Level 1 Sanctions: May include but not limited to

·       Meeting with Student Assistance Program (SAP)

·       Conduct warning

·       Disciplinary probation

Level 2 Violations: May include but not limited to

·       Being in the area in which and when prohibited substance/paraphernalia is found – ownership

·       Use in public

·       Use in residence halls

·       Under the influence requiring assistance from University staff

·       Second Level 1 violation

 

Level 2 Sanctions: May include but not limited to

·       Meeting with Student Assistance Program (SAP) or other educational sanction

·       Fine of up to $75

·       Disciplinary probation

·       Modification of housing assignment/privileges

·       Parental/guardian notification upon the completion of the conduct process

Level 3 Violations: May include but not limited to

·       Second Level 2 violation

·       Possession of drugs or controlled substances with the intent to distribute (falling under the jurisdiction outlined in the SCC).

·       Driving under the influence (falling under the jurisdiction outlined in the SCC)

·       Under the influence requiring medical assistance

·       Under the influence leading to harm to self or others

·       Under the influence leading to property damage, disruption of the community, or other violations of CCSJ policy.

Level 3 Sanctions: May include but not limited to

·       Meeting with Student Assistance Program (SAP) other educational sanction

·       Fine of up to $150

·       Substance abuse evaluation (student is responsible for any costs associated with the evaluation)

·       Community service of up to 20 hours, with reflection

·       Removal from University housing

·       Disciplinary probation

·       Parental/guardian notification upon the completion of the conduct process

 

 

Amnesty

For Victims

Calumet College of St. Joseph provides amnesty to victims who may be hesitant to report to University officials because they fear that they themselves may be accused of lesser policy violations, such as underage drinking, at the time of the incident. Educational options will be explored and records regarding provision of amnesty will be maintained, but no conduct proceedings or conduct record will result.

For Those Who Offer Assistance

To encourage students to offer help and assistance to others, Calumet College of St. Joseph pursues a policy of amnesty for minor violations when students offer help to others in need. At the discretion of the Vice President for Student Engagement and Retention, amnesty may also be extended on a case-by-case basis to the person receiving assistance. Educational options will be explored and records regarding the provision of amnesty will be maintained, but no conduct proceedings or conduct record will result.

For Those Who Report Serious Violations

Students who are engaged in minor violations but who choose to bring related serious violations by others to the attention of Calumet College of St. Joseph are offered amnesty for their minor violations. Educational options will be explored and records regarding the provision of amnesty will be maintained, but no conduct proceedings or record will result.

Abuse of amnesty requests can result in a decision by the Vice President for Student Engagement and Retention not to extend amnesty to the same person repeatedly.