EDGAR (34 CFR PART 86)
At a minimum, each school must distribute to all students and employees annually:
The law further requires an institution of higher education to conduct a biennial review of its program to:
In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, Public Law 101-226, the Board of Regents of Waldorf College has established the following policies and awareness program to ensure a drug-free campus environment for Waldorf students and employees.
Waldorf prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees while on the college campus or in the immediate vicinity thereof, at any college function, on any college trip, or when in any way representing the college.
As a condition of employment, employees are given a copy of the Drug-Free Workplace statement and must abide by the terms therein. In addition, employees must notify the employer of any criminal drug statute conviction no later than five days after such conviction.
The dangers of drug abuse in the workplace include, but are not limited to: personal addiction, physical and emotional injury to self and/or co-workers, and decreased job performance which could result in damage or destruction of college property.
Waldorf recognizes its duty to address problems of drug use in such a manner as to safeguard to the greatest extent possible its capacity to carry out its educational mission with Christian concern. Consequently, while discipline will be taken, Waldorf's interest goes beyond a disciplinary response to the problem. Therefore, Waldorf will provide educational and informational help about drugs and the danger of their use and will require the use of counseling services and/or chemical dependency services that are available.
Waldorf shall refer for prosecution, to the proper authorities, any individual caught violating the stipulations set forth in the information presented above, and may suspend the individual with or without pay during the ensuing legal process. Waldorf also reserves the right to immediately terminate employment upon notification of a conviction of any federal or state criminal drug statute. However, under certain circumstances, in lieu of dismissal, Waldorf may choose suspension and/or mandatory counseling.
The Waldorf living guidelines clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use, sale, or distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus or as any part of Waldorf activities. The sanctions for violation of the Waldorf alcohol and drug policies range from $100 fine and an educational program to dismissal from college. Please refer to the Waldorf Student Handbook for more information about living guidelines and sanctions.
In order that an environment for healthy living, study and sleep may be promoted:
A SNAPSHOT OF ANNUAL HIGH-RISK COLLEGE DRINKING CONSEQUENCES:
DEATH: 1400 college students die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes.
INJURY: 500,000 students are unintentionally injured under the influence of alcohol.
ASSAULT: More than 600,000 students are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.
SEXUAL ABUSE: More than 70,000 students are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.
UNSAFE SEX: 400,000 students had unprotected sex and more than 100,000 students report having been too intoxicated to know if they consented to having sex.
ACADEMIC PROBLEMS; About 25% of college students report academic consequences of their drinking including missing classes, falling behind, doing poorly on exams and papers, and receiving lower grades overall.
HEALTH PROBLEMS/SUICIDE ATTEMPTS; More than 150,000 students develop an alcohol-related health problem and between 1.2 and 1.5 percent of students indicate that they tried to commit suicide within the past year due to drinking or drug use.
DRUNK DRIVING: 2.1 million students drove under the influence of alcohol last year.
VANDALISM: About 11 percent of college student drinkers report that they have damaged property while under the influence of alcohol.
PEOPERTY DAMAGE: More than 25% of administrators from schools with relatively low drinking levels and over 50% from schools with high drinking levels say their campuses have a "moderate" or "major" problem with alcohol-related property damage.
POLICE INVOLVEMENT: About 5% of 4-year college students are involved with police or campus security as a result of their drinking and an estimated 11,000 students are arrested for an alcohol-related violation such as public drunkenness or driving under the influence.
ALCOHOL ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE: 31% of college students met criteria for a diagnosis of alcohol abuse and 6% for a diagnosis of alcohol dependence in the past 12 months, according to a questionnaire-based self-reports about their drinking.
(A Call to Action: Changing the Culture of Drinking at U.S. Colleges: Final Report of the Task Force on Changing Drinking )
1st Conviction: Up to 1 year imprisonment and fined at least $1,000 but not more than $100,000, or both.
After 1 prior drug conviction: At least 15 days in prison, not to exceed 2 years and fined at least $2.500, but not more than $250,000, or both.
After 2 or more prior convictions: At least 90 days in prison, not to exceed 3 years and fined at least $5,000 but not more than $250,000, or both.
Special sentencing provisions for possession of crack cocaine: Mandatory at least 5 years in prison, not to exceed 20 years and fined up to $250,000, or both, if:
21 U.S.C. 853(a)(2) and 881 (a)(7). Forfeiture of personal and real property used to possess or to facilitate possession of a controlled substance if that offense is punishable by more than 1 year imprisonment.
21 U.S.C. 881(a)(4): Forfeiture of vehicles, boats, aircraft or any other conveyance used to transport or conceal a controlled substance.
21 U.S.C. 844a: Civil fine of up to $10,000 (pending adoption of final regulations).
21 U.S.C. 853a: Denial of Federal benefits, such as student loans, grants, contracts, and professional and commercial licenses, up to 1 year for first offense, up to 5 years for second and subsequent offenses.
18 U.S.C. 922(g): Ineligible to receive or purchase a firearm.
Revocation of certain Federal licenses and benefits, e.g. pilot licenses, public housing tenancy, etc., are vested within the authorities of individual Federal agencies.
Alcohol consumption causes a number of marked changes in behavior. Even low doses can significantly impair the judgment and coordination required to drive a car safely, increasing the likelihood that the driver will be involved in an accident. Low to moderate doses of alcohol also increase the incidence of variety of aggressive acts. Moderate to high doses of alcohol cause marked impairments in higher mental functions, altering a person’s ability to learn and remember information. Very high doses cause respiratory depression and death. If combined with other depressants of the central nervous system, much lower doses of alcohol will produce the effects described. Sudden cessation of alcohol intake for the addicted person is likely to produce withdrawal symptoms, including severe anxiety, tremors, hallucinations, and convulsions. Alcohol withdrawal can be life-threatening. Long-term consumption of large quantities of alcohol, particularly when combined with poor nutrition, can also lead to permanent damage of vital organs such as the brain and the liver. Mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy may give birth to infants with fetal alcohol syndrome. These infants have irreversible physical abnormalities and mental retardation. In addition, research indicates that children of alcoholic parents are at greater risk than other children of becoming alcoholics.
The following materials are available from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) by mail or through the NIAAA Web site.
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