Alcohol and Illegal Drugs Policy

PHSC complies with and embraces the policies contained in the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (including Section 22, Drug-Free Schools and Campuses). Use or possession of alcohol or illegal drugs while on College premises or while engaged in College-sponsored activities off campus is prohibited.

No student shall report to classes or College-sponsored activities while intoxicated, impaired or under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol. The College will impose disciplinary sanctions on students for violation of these policies, which may include suspension or expulsion from the College. The College also may report alleged violations to local law enforcement authorities for investigation and prosecution as appropriate.

The College provides drug and alcohol abuse educational programs in conformity with Section 1213 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. These programs are presented two times each year and students and employees of the College are encouraged to attend. These programs vary in length and content; however, prevention of alcohol and drug abuse is always a general theme.