Polices and Procedures

Board By Law:   
Policy Number:  2.3007
Subject Area:  General College Policies/Administration 
Approved Date:  04/23/2018

This procedure outlines Kaskaskia College’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Program for students and employees and in conjunction with the accompanying policy constitute an outline of the College’s drug prevention program.

I.    Annual Notification

A.   Code of Student Conduct is published annually in the Student Handbook outline the prohibition on use of alcohol and other illicit drugs on campus.  The Code of Conduct also includes descriptions of sanctions for non-compliance with College codes and policies and federal, state, and local law.

B.   Description of Health Risks associated with the use of alcohol or other illicit drugs

      See Appendix A

C.  Education, Counseling and Treatment

      See Appendix B

D.  Federal Penalties

      See Appendix C

E.   Illinois Statutes

      See Appendix D

F.   Notification is provided to students and employees through the Annual Security Report.  Annually, this procedure and accompanying policy will be provided to students and employees through campus wide email distribution.  New employees are presented this information in Human Resources orientation.

II.   Review of Prevention Program

A.   During even number years, the College will conduct a review of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Program to determine effectiveness and review the consistency of sanctions enforcement to identify and implement any necessary changes.  The review will focus on the preceding two years.

B.   The review will be conducted through the Vice President of Student Services Office with assistance of the Student Wellness Intervention and Facilitation Team.  A report of review activity will be provided to President’s Cabinet by May of the same even number year.

C.  The biennial review will be shared with the Department of Education or designated representative upon request.

D.  A certification of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Program will be completed as a part of the biennial review.

APPENDIX A

Alcohol abuse

     Alcohol abuse has several typical patterns:

­     regular, daily use of large quantities

­     regular, heavy drinking confined to such periods as weekends

­     Unpredictable binge drinking

­     Short term effects

o    Slurred speech, drowsiness, headaches, impaired judgement, decreased perception and coordination, distorted vision and hearing, vomiting, breathing difficulties, blackouts, unconsciousness, and coma

­     Long term effects

o    Vitamin B1 deficiency, physical dependence, toxic psychosis, cancer, neurological and liver damage, fetal alcohol syndrome, and sexual problems.

Illicit Drug Use

     Amphetamines

­     Short term effects

o    Dry mouth, loss of appetite, restlessness, irritability, anxiety, increased heart rate and blood pressure

­     Long term effects

o    Irritability, insomnia, hallucinations, delusions, heart problems, hypertension, toxic psychosis and physical dependence

     Barbiturates and Tranquilizers

­     Short term effects

o    Dizziness, slurred speech, muscle relaxation, and decreased motor control

­     Long term effects

o    Depression, physical dependence, severe withdrawal symptoms, toxic psychosis and possible convulsions

     Cocaine

­     Short term effects 

o    Loss of appetite, dilated pupils, disturbed sleep, contracted blood vessels, increased blood pressure and heart rate, increase rate of respiration, nausea, paranoia, hyper-stimulation anxiety, increased hostility, muscle spasms and convulsions

­     Long term effects

o    Weight loss, depression, chronic cough, nasal passage injury, high blood pressure, hypertension, heart attack, stroke, hallucinations, psychosis, kidney, liver and lung damage

     Gamma Hydroxybutyrate Acid or Liquid G

­     Short term effects 

o    Euphoria, decreased inhibitions, drowsiness, sleep, decreased body temperature, decreased heart rate and blood pressure

­     Long term effects

o    memory loss, depression, severe withdrawal symptoms, physical and psychological dependence

     Heroin

­     Short term effects 

o    Euphoria, flushing of skin, dry mouth, arms and legs feel heavy, slowed breathing, and muscular weakness

­     Long term effects

o    Constipation, loss of appetite, lethargy, weakened immune system, respiratory illnesses, muscular weakness, partial paralysis, physical and psychological dependence, and coma

     Ketamine

­     Short term effects 

o    Dream-like state, hallucinations, impaired attention and memory, delirium, impaired motor function, high blood pressure and depression

­     Long term effects

o    Urinary tract and bladder problems, abdominal pain, major convulsions, muscle rigidity, increased confusion, increased depression, physical and psychological dependence

     Lysergic Acid Diethylamide or Acid

­     Short term effects 

o    Dilated pupils, sweating, chills, loss of appetite, change in body temperature, blood pressure and heart rate, decreased sleep, tremors, visual acuity changes, and mood changes

­     Long term effects

o    physical and psychological dependence, panic reactions, intensification of existing psychosis, psychological adjustment and social functioning interference and insomnia

     Ecstasy or Molly

­     Short term effects 

o    Confusion, impaired judgement, blurred vision, teeth clenching, depression, anxiety, paranoia, sleep problems and muscle tension

­     Long term effects

o    Sleeplessness, nausea, confusion, increased blood pressure, sweating, depression, anxiety, memory loss, kidney failure, cardiovascular problems, convulsions, physical and psychological dependence, and death

     Marijuana or Cannabis

­     Short term effects 

o    Sensory distortion, poor movement coordination, slower reaction time, panic and anxiety

­     Long term effects

o    Conjunctivitis, lethargy, bronchitis, shortened attention span, suppressed immune system, personality changes, psychological and physical dependence, and cancer

     Mescaline or Peyote

­     Short term effects 

o    Nausea, vomiting, anxiety, delirium, hallucinations, increased heart rate and blood pressure and increased body temperature

­     Long term effects

o    Psychological dependence, intensification of existing psychosis and lasting physical and mental trauma

     Morphine or Opiates

­     Short term effects 

o    Increased body temperature, dry mouth, arms and legs feel heavy and euphoria

­     Long term effects

o    physical and psychological dependence, constipation, loss of appetite, collapsed veins, heart infections, liver disease, depressed respiration, pneumonia and pulmonary complications

     Phencyclidine or Angel Dust

­     Short term effects 

o    Shallow breathing, skin flushing, nausea, vomiting, sweating, arm and leg numbness, blurred vision, decreased muscular coordination, delusions, paranoia and disordered thinking

­     Long term effects

o    physical and psychological dependence, memory loss, speech and thinking difficulties, depression, weight loss, psychotic behavior, violent outbursts, and psychosis

     Psilocybin or Mushrooms

­     Short term effects 

o    Nausea, nervousness, distorted perceptions and paranoia

­     Long term effects

o    Confusion, memory loss, shortened attention span and flashbacks that intensify existing psychosis

     Steroids

­     Short term effects 

o    Increased lean muscle mass, increased strength, excess hair growth, oily skin, acne and high blood pressure

­     Long term effects

o    psychological dependence, cholesterol imbalance, loss of anger control, masculinization in women, breast enlargement in men, premature fusion of long bones preventing normal height, reproductive organ atrophy, reduced fertility, hypertension, stroke, congestive heart failure and liver damage

APPENDIX B

Students and employees will be referred to the Community Resource Center (1.618.533.1391) for treatment or hospitalization as required.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has a national helpline (1.800.662.4357) that also serves as a Treatment Referral Routing Service.  This is a free, 24-hour a day, 365 days a year, bilingual information service for individuals and family members dealing with mental health or substance use disorders.

This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups and community-based organizations.  Visit Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for more information, free resources and free publications. Interested individuals are encouraged to utilize the website resources for locating reputable treatment options.

Prevention and Education

Education for students regarding alcohol and illicit drug abuse effects and applicable penalties are provided during scheduled events each semester including awareness events, orientations, and course materials.  Additionally, educational materials are provided in the Academic Center for Excellence and this policy and procedure to prevent and reduce alcohol and illicit drug use or abuse.  In addition, employees receive information and education through professional growth and development opportunities.  Staff also participate in campus and community alcohol and drug coalitions to discuss current substance abuse related issues and trends. 

APPENDIX C

Federal Trafficking Penalties

First Conviction

     Barbiturates

  • any amount
    • up to five (5) years in prison
    • Fine up to $250,000

     Cocaine

  • 5 kilograms or more
    • Not less than ten (10) years in prison, not more than life
    • Fine up to $4 million
  • Less than 100 grams
    • Ten (10) to sixty-three (63) months in prison
    • Fine up to $1 million

     Crack Cocaine

  • 50 grams or more
    • Not less than ten (10) years in prison, not more than life
    • Fine up to $4 million
  • 5-49 grams
    • Not less than five (5) years in prison, not more than forty years (40)
    • Fine up to $2 million
  • 5 grams or less
    • Ten (10) to sixty-three (63) months in prison
    • Fine up to $1 million
    • Ecstasy
  • Any amount
    • up to twenty (20) years in prison
    • Fine up to $1 million
    • Three (3) years supervised release (following prison)
    • Gamma Hydroxybutyrate Acid or Liquid G
  • Any amount
    • up to twenty (20) years in prison
    • Fine up to $1 million
    • Three (3) years supervised release (following prison)
    • Hashish
  • 10-100 kilograms
    • up to twenty (20) years in prison
    • Fine up to $1 million
  • 10 kilograms or less
    • up to five (5) years in prison
    • Fine up to $250,000
    • Hash oil
  • 1-100 kilograms
    • up to twenty (20) years in prison
    • Fine up to $1 million
  • 1 kilograms or less
    • up to five (5) years in prison
    • Fine up to $250,000
    • Heroin
  • 1 kilograms or more
    • Not less than ten (10) years in prison, not more than life
    • Fine up to $4 million
  • 100-199 grams
    • Not less than five (5) years in prison, not more than forty years (40)
    • Fine up to $2 million
  • 100 grams or less
    • Ten (10) to sixty-three (63) months in prison
    • Fine up to $1 million
    • Ketamine
  • Any amount
    • up to five (5) years in prison
    • Fine up to $250,000
    • Two (2) years supervised release (following prison)
    • Acid
  • 10 grams or more
    • Not less than ten (10) years in prison, not more than life
    • Fine up to $4 million
  • 1-10 grams
    • Not less than five (5) years in prison, not more than forty years (40)
    • Fine up to $2 million
    • Marijuana
  • 1000 kilograms or more
    • Not less than ten (10) years in prison, not more than life
    • Fine up to $4 million
  • 50-99 kilograms
    • Not less than five (5) years in prison, not more than forty years (40)
    • Fine up to $2 million
  • 50 kilograms or less
    • up to five (5) years in prison
    • Fine up to $250,000
    • Methamphetamine
  • 50 grams or more
    • Not less than ten (10) years in prison, not more than life
    • Fine up to $4 million
  • 10-49 grams
    • Not less than five (5) years in prison, not more than forty years (40)
    • Fine up to $2 million
  • 10 grams or less
    • Ten (10) to twenty-one (21)months in prison
    • Fine up to $1 million
    • Phencyclidine
  • 100 grams or more
    • Not less than ten (10) years in prison, not more than life
    • Fine up to $4 million
  • 10-99 grams
    • Not less than five (5) years in prison, not more than forty years (40)
    • Fine up to $2 million
  • 10 grams or less
    • Ten (10) to twenty-one (21)months in prison
    • Fine up to $1 million
    • Rohypnol
  •  1 gram or more
    • up to twenty (20) years in prison
    • Fine up to $1 million
  • Less than 30 mgs
    • up to five (5) years in prison
    • Fine up to $250,000

Persons convicted on federal charges of possessing any controlled substance face penalties

  • up to one (1) year in prison
  • mandatory fine of no less than $1,000 up to a maximum of $100,000
  • not less than fifteen (15) days but no more than two (2) years in prison
  • a minimum fine of $2,500. 
  • Subsequent convictions
  • not less than ninety (90) days but not more than three (3) years in prison
  • a minimum fine of $5,000

Possession of drug paraphernalia

     Minimum fine of $750

Special sentencing provisions for possession of crack cocaine

  • a mandatory prison term of not less than five (5) years but not more than twenty (20) years
  • fine of up to $250,000
  • or both if it is a first conviction and the amount of crack exceeds 5 grams
  • or both if it is a second conviction and the amount of crack exceeds 3 grams
  • or both if it is a third or subsequent conviction and the amount exceeds 1 gram

Under the Higher Education Act of 1998 (United States Code Title 20 Section 1091) students convicted under federal or state law for the sale or possession of drugs will have their federal financial aid eligibility suspended.  This applies to all federal grants, loans, federal work-study programs, and similar programs.  Those who have lost eligibility can successfully regain eligibility by successfully completing an approved drug rehabilitation program.

Possession Conviction

  • First offense – one (1) year ineligibility from the date of the conviction
  • Second offense – two (2) years ineligibility from the date of the conviction
  • Third offense - eligibility revoked indefinitely

Drug Sales Conviction

  • First offense – two (2) years ineligibility from the date of the conviction
  • Second offense – eligibility revoked indefinitely
  • Persons convicted on federal charges of drug trafficking within 1,000 feet of a university (United States Code Title 21 Section 845a) face penalties of prison terms and fines that are twice as high as regular penalties for the offense including a mandatory prison sentence of at least one (1) year

Additional penalties including forfeiture of personal and real property apply for federal drug trafficking convictions.  More severe penalties are possible for subsequent convictions or incidents where death or seriously bodily injury result from the use of a controlled substance.

APPENDIX D

Illinois Sanctions for Violation of Alcohol Control Statutes

235 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/6-20

Identification Card Violations

  • Unlawful use of an identification card - Class A Misdemeanor
  • Fictitious, fraudulent or unlawfully altered identification card - Class 4 Felony

Alcohol Possession and Age Restriction Violations

  • Possession or selling alcohol by individual under the age of 21 – Class B Misdemeanor
  • Selling, giving or delivering alcohol to individuals under the age of 21 – Class A Misdemeanor

Class A Misdemeanor: 

  • Maximum fine of $2,500
  • Up to one (1) year in county jail
  • May also result in revocation or suspension of driver’s license

Class B Misdemeanor:

  • Maximum fine of $2,500
  • Up to six (6) months in county jail
  • May also result in revocation or suspension of driver’s license

Illinois Sanctions for Violation of Alcohol Control Statutes

625 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/11-501

Driving Under the Influence

  • alcohol or other drugs and any combination thereof

First Conviction: 

  • Minimum of one (1) year loss of full driving privileges
  • Possible imprisonment for up to one (1) year
  • Maximum fine of $2,500

Second Conviction:

  • Minimum of five (5) years loss of full driving privileges
  • a second conviction in a twenty (20) year period
  • Mandatory five (5) days imprisonment or two hundred and forty (240) hours of community service
  • Possible imprisonment for up to one (1) year
  • Maximum fine of $25,000

Third Conviction – Class 2 Felony:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years loss of full driving privileges
  • Mandatory eighteen (18) to thirty (30) month periodic imprisonment
  • Possible imprisonment for up to seven (7) years
  • Maximum fine of $25,000

Aggravated Driving Under the Influence – Class 4 Felony:

following a crash resulting in great bodily harm or permanent disfigurement

  • Minimum of one (1) year loss of full driving privileges
  • Mandatory ten (10) days imprisonment or four hundred and eighty (480) hours of community service
  • Possible imprisonment for up to twelve (12) years
  • Maximum fine of $25,000

Other alcohol offenses:

  • Providing alcohol to a person under the age of 21
  • Possible imprisonment for up to one (1) year
  • Maximum fine of $2,500
  • Illegal transportation of an alcoholic beverage
  • Point-assigned violation will be entered on driver’s record
  • Driver’s license suspension for a second conviction in a twelve (12) month period
  • Maximum fine of $1,000
  • Knowingly permitting a driver under the influence to operate a vehicle
  • Possible imprisonment for up to one (1) year
  • Maximum fine of $2,500

Summary Suspension

  • First Offense
  • A chemical test indication of a blood alcohol level of .08 or greater
  • Mandatory six (6) months driver’s license suspension
  • Refusal to submit to chemical testing results in a twelve (12) month license suspension
  • Subsequent Offenses
  • A chemical test indication of a blood alcohol level of .08 or greater
    • Mandatory one (1) year driver’s license suspension
    • Refusal to submit to chemical testing results in a three (3) year license suspension

Drinking and Driving Under the Age of 21

  • alcohol or other drugs and any combination thereof

First Conviction: 

  • Minimum of two (2) year loss of full driving privileges
  • Possible imprisonment for up to one (1) year
  • Maximum fine of $2,500

Second Conviction:

  • Minimum of five (5) years loss of full driving privileges
  • a second conviction in a twenty (20) year period
  • Mandatory five (5) days imprisonment or two hundred and forty (240) hours of community service
  • Possible imprisonment for up to one (1) year
  • Maximum fine of $25,000

Third Conviction – Class 2 Felony:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years loss of full driving privileges
  • Mandatory eighteen (18) to thirty (30) month periodic imprisonment
  • Possible imprisonment for up to seven (7) years
  • Maximum fine of $25,000

Aggravated Driving Under the Influence – Class 4 Felony:

following a crash resulting in great bodily harm or permanent disfigurement

  • Minimum of one (1) year loss of full driving privileges
  • Possible imprisonment for up to twelve (12) years
  • Maximum fine of $25,000

Other alcohol offenses:

  • Illegal transportation of an alcoholic beverage
  • Driver’s license suspended for first conviction
  • Driver’s license revoked for second conviction
  • Maximum fine of $1,000

Summary Suspension

     First Offense

  • A chemical test indication of a blood alcohol level of .08 or greater
  • Mandatory six (6) months driver’s license suspension
    • Refusal to submit to chemical testing results in a twelve (12) month license suspension

     Subsequent Offenses

  • A chemical test indication of a blood alcohol level of .08 or greater
  • Mandatory one (1) year driver’s license suspension
  • Refusal to submit to chemical testing results in a three (3) year license suspension

A Zero Tolerance Law provides that minors can have driving privileges suspended even if they are not intoxicated at the .08 level.  Loss of privileges is greater for those refusing to take a sobriety test.

Zero Tolerance Law (blood alcohol level of .01 or greater)

  • First Violation
  • Three (3) months
  • Six (6) months if test refused
  • Not on public driving record if no subsequent suspensions occur
  • Second Violation
  • One (1) year
  • Two (2) years if test refused

Driving Under the Influence Laws (blood alcohol level of .008 or greater)

  • First Violation
  • Six (6) months
  • Twelve (12) months if test refused
  • Permanently on public driving record
  • Second Violation
  • One (1) year
  • Three (3) years if test refused
  • Permanently on public driving record

Illinois Statutory Provisions for Illegal Drugs Manufacture or Delivery

720 Illinois Compiled Statutes 550/5

Marijuana Sale or Delivery

  • Class B Misdemeanor
  • 2.5 grams or less
  • $500 fine; possible one (1) year in jail
    • Class A Misdemeanor
  • 2.5-10 grams
  • $1,000 fine; possible one (1) year in jail
    • Class 4 Felony
  • 10-30 grams
  • Possible fine not to exceed $10,000; one (1) to three (3) years in jail
    • Class 3 Felony
  • Between 30-500 grams
  • Possible fine not to exceed $50,000; two (2) to five (5) years in jail
    • Class 2 Felony
  • 500 grams or more
  • Fine not to exceed $100,000; three (3) to seven (7) years in jail

Marijuana Possession

  • Class C Misdemeanor
  • 2.5 grams or less
  • $500 fine; possible thirty (30) days in jail
    • Class D Misdemeanor
  • 2.5-10 grams
  • $500 fine; possible six (6) months in jail
    • Class A Misdemeanor
  • 10-30 grams
  • $1,000 fine; one (1) year in jail
    • Class 4 Felony
  • Between 30-500 grams
  • one (1) to three (3) years in jail; possible fine of $10,000
    • Class 3 Felony
  • Over 500 grams
  • two (2) to five (5) years in jail; possible fine not to exceed $50,000

720 Illinois Compiled Statutes 579/401

Illicit Drugs Manufacture or Delivery

     Class X Felony

  • Minimum six (6) years
  • Not more than $500,000 fine
  • Second offense is double jail time and fine.
  • Heroin (15 grams or more)
  • Cocaine (15 grams or more)
  • Morphine (15 grams or more)
  • Peyote (200 grams or more)
  • Barbiturates (200 grams or more)
  • Amphetamines (200 grams or more)
  • Acid (15 grams or more)
  • Petazocine (30 grams or more)
  • Methaqualone (30 grams or more)
  • Phencyclidine (30 grams or more)
  • Ketamine (30 grams or more)
  • Gamma Hydroxybutyrate Acid (200 grams or more)
  • Ecstasy (200 grams or more)
    • Class 1 Felony
  • Four (4) to fifteen (15) years
  • Not more than $250,000 fine
  • Second offense is double jail time and fine.
  • Heroin (10-14 grams)
  • Cocaine (1-14 grams)
  • Morphine (10-14 grams)
  • Peyote (50-199 grams)
  • Barbiturates (50-199 grams)
  • Amphetamines (50-199 grams)
  • Acid (5-14 grams or hits)
  • Petazocine (10-29 grams)
  • Methaqualone (10-29 grams)
  • Phencyclidine (10-29  grams)
  • Ketamine (11-30 grams)
  • Gamma Hydroxybutyrate Acid (50-199 grams)
  • Ecstasy (50-199 grams)
    • Class 2 Felony
  • Three (3) to seven (7) years
  • Not more than $200,000 fine
  • Second offense is double jail time and fine.
  • Heroin (10 grams or less)
  • Cocaine (1 gram or less)
  • Morphine (10 grams or less)
    • Class 3 Felony
  • Two (2) to five (5) years
  • Not more than $150,000 fine
  • Second offense is double jail time and fine.
  • Peyote (50 grams or less)
  • Barbiturates (50 grams or less)
  • Amphetamines (50 grams or less)
  • Acid (5 grams or less)
  • Petazocine (10 grams or less)
  • Methaqualone (10 grams or less)
  • Phencyclidine (30 grams or less)
  • Ketamine (less than 10 grams)
  • Gamma Hydroxybutyrate Acid (less than 50 grams)
  • Ecstasy (50 grams or less)

Illicit Drugs Possession

  • Class 1 Felony
  • Four (4) to fifteen (15) years
  • Not more than $250,000 fine
  • Second offense is double jail time and fine.
  • Heroin (15 grams or more)
  • Cocaine (15 grams or more)
  • Morphine (15 grams or more)
  • Peyote (200 grams or more)
  • Barbiturates (200 grams or more)
  • Amphetamines (200 grams or more)
  • Acid (15 grams or more)
  • Petazocine (30 grams or more)
  • Methaqualone (30 grams or more)
  • Phencyclidine (30 grams or more)
  • Ketamine (30 grams or more)
  • Gamma Hydroxybutyrate Acid (200 grams or more)
  • Ecstasy (200 grams or more)
    • Class 4 Felony
  • One (1) to four (4) years
  • Not more than $15,000 fine
  • Second offense is double jail time and fine.
  • Heroin (less than 15 grams)
  • Cocaine (less than 15 grams)
  • Morphine (less than 15 grams)
  • Peyote (less than 200 grams)
  • Barbiturates (less than 200 grams)
  • Amphetamines (less than 200 grams)
  • Acid (less than 15 grams)
  • Petazocine (less than 30 grams)
  • Methaqualone (less than 30 grams)
  • Phencyclidine (less than 30 grams)
  • Ketamine (less than 30 grams)
  • Gamma Hydroxybutyrate Acid (less than 200 grams)
  • Ecstasy (less than 200 grams)

Replaces Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention HS-6 and 2.75 Approved April 23, 2018