Alcohol, Illegal Drugs, Weapons

Alcoholic Beverages, Illegal Drugs, Weapons

As an institution interested in the intellectual, physical and psychological well-being of the campus community, San Jacinto College deems it important to curtail the abusive or illegal use of alcoholic beverages. All members of the College community and guests are required to comply with federal, state and local laws regarding the distribution, possession, and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Alcohol

The possession of alcohol by anyone under 21 years of age in a public place or a place open to the public is illegal. It is also a violation of law and student rules to possess or consume alcoholic beverages on any of the College’s campuses. Consequences could result in criminal charges or arrest by the San Jacinto College Police Department and/or sanctions by the college. The Office of the Dean of Students is committed to promoting responsible decision making regarding alcohol and drugs through educational programming, resources, and referrals.

Illegal Drugs

Texas state law prohibits the manufacture, sale, delivery, possession, or use of a controlled substance without legal authorization. A controlled substance includes any drug, substance or immediate precursor covered under the Texas Controlled Substances Act, including but not limited to opiates, barbiturates, amphetamines, marijuana, and hallucinogens. The possession of drug paraphernalia is also prohibited under Texas state law. Drug paraphernalia includes all equipment, products and material of any kind that are used to facilitate, or intended or designed to facilitate, violations of the Texas Controlled Substances Act. Alleged violations of this policy may result in criminal charges and will also be adjudicated through the College’s Dean of Students disciplinary process.

Weapons

In accordance with Texas Penal Code Ch. 46, it is a felony to intentionally, knowingly or recklessly possesses a firearm, illegal knife or prohibited weapon (with or without a concealed handgun permit) on the physical premises of a school or educational institution, to include any buildings or passenger transportation vehicles under the direct control of the educational institution.