POLICIES ON DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE
Georgia Highlands College stresses individual responsibility regarding the use of alcohol. In support of the philosophy and purposes of Georgia Highlands College, the illegal sale, possession, distribution, and consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on Georgia Highlands College campuses and at institutionally approved events off campus.
The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of controlled substances is prohibited on the campuses of Georgia Highlands College and at institutionally approved events off campus. Georgia Highlands College additionally prohibits employees from working under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Failure to comply with these regulations and policies constitutes misconduct and will result in disciplinary actions.
It should be further noted that Georgia Highlands College will fully cooperate and work with the civil authorities in the occurrence of felonious drug and alcohol offenses. The law requires that when such a felony has been committed, civil authorities shall handle the situation rather than college authorities. It is hoped that this statement will help our employees recognize the implications of full accountability and responsibility for their actions.