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Nassau Community College is committed to a proactive preventative approach in assuring the campus is free of alcohol and substance abuse. The College operates in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (P.L. 100-690) and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments (P.L. 101-226). To maintain an atmosphere conducive to fulfilling this mission,the policy for a drug-free campus states:

"The College expressly prohibits the unlawful use, possession, manufacture, distribution, or dispensation of controlled substances, which includes alcohol, in all Nassau Community College facilities or while attending or conducting college business off campus.

No alcohol is permitted on campus without express permission of the President or his designee. Consumption of alcohol is not permitted on campus by anyone under the age of 21. Compliance with the provisions of the College's drug and alcohol policies is a condition of attendance at the College. Violations of any rule of the Student Code of Conduct, Section I, shall result in appropriate disciplinary action. Infractions of the Code include the following:

Attendance in class or at any College function under the influence of alcoholic beverages, of narcotics and drugs or unauthorized possession, and/or sales of alcoholic beverages, narcotics or drugs on the College campus.