Drug-Free Policy

By federal law, by state law, and, in some instances by local ordinance, students, faculty and staff are prohibited from the unlawful possession, use, dispensation, distribution, or manufacture of illicit drugs on College property, on College business and/or at College sponsored activities.  Under College regulations, students, faculty and staff are required to abide by state laws concerning alcoholic beverages.  Kentucky law states that, if one is under the age of 21 it is unlawful to:

  1. possess or consume alcoholic beverages,
  2. misrepresent one’s age for the purpose of purchasing alcoholic beverages, or
  3. use a fake ID in an attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages.

No matter what one’s age, Kentucky law states that it is unlawful to:

  1. procure any alcoholic beverages for anyone under 21 years of age or
  2. drink or be drunk in a public place.

Campuses and buildings are considered public places for purposes of these laws, unless College regulations state otherwise.  Ordinances of the County government basically parallel the state laws.

Any member of the College student body, faculty, or staff who violates these defined standards of conduct shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including suspension and/or termination.  The specifically defined standards of conduct, the disciplinary procedures, and the appropriate sanctions are detailed in the codes of student conduct and in the Administrative Regulations (AR II-1.1-10, AR II-1.1-11 and Personnel AR Numbers 13.0 and 14.0).

In addition, it is a violation of state law to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of any substance, which may impair one’s driving ability (drugs or alcoholic beverages).

As a recipient of federal grants and contracts, MCTC gives this notice to students, faculty and staff that it is in compliance with and shall continue to comply with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989.  Students, faculty and staff are herein notified of the standards of conduct that shall be applicable while on MCTC property, on college business, and/or at college sponsored activities.