Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
Houston Community College (HCC) is committed to providing its students and employees a drug- and alcohol-free workplace and learning environment to promote the reputation of HCC and its employees as responsible citizens of public trust, and to provide a consistent model of substance-free behavior for students.
HCC, including all of its colleges and campuses, shall provide a safe, responsive environment for all students and employees.
Employees and students are informed of the program and policy by means of the website, student handbook, and electronic mail.
Annually, employees and students are made aware of the HCC Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program and Policy which provides access to the following information.
HCC’s Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program:
HCC has established a Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program to inform its faculty, staff, and students about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, penalties that may be imposed for drug and alcohol abuse violations, and available resources to combat drug and alcohol related issues.
For more information regarding the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program.
Standards of conduct
- Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on the school’s property or as part of any of the school’s activities
- Descriptions of applicable legal sanctions under state, local, and federal law
- Description of health risks
- Description of available counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, or re-entry programs
- Clear statement that the school will impose sanctions for violation of standards of conduct and a description of sanctions
- New staff and faculty members are informed of the policy and program at the New Employee Orientation provided by the Human Resources Department.
- All employees are informed of the policy and program annually via electronic mail.
- Students are informed of the policy and program each semester via electronic mail.
- Drug and alcohol abuse prevention materials are also available within the college counseling centers.
- On a biennial basis, a committee chaired by the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Success and comprised of representatives from the police department, human resources, counseling, financial aid, and student life will conduct a review of the program to assess the following:
- Determine the effectiveness of the program and implement necessary changes
- Determine the number of drug and alcohol-related violations and fatalities that occur on the HCC campuses
- Determine the number and type of sanctions that are imposed
- Ensure that sanctions are consistently enforced
Want feedback on your use of Marijuana?
Complete the Marijuana e-CheckUpToGo and see where you stand.
What is the Marijuana e-CheckUpToGo?
The Marijuana e-CheckUpToGo is a marijuana-specific brief assessment and feedback tool designed to reduce marijuana use among college students. The assessment takes about 10-15 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator.
What does it do?
When you access the Marijuana e-CheckUpToGo, they are prompted to enter information about themselves. In addition to demographic information, they enter information about their use of marijuana, spending patterns, and their lifestyle. After all information has been entered, you submit the form. The information you entered is validated and then processed. The Marijuana e-CheckUpToGo calculates a number of variables and compares your responses to national and local college norms. Then, that information is displayed in an easy-to-read format.
What does one need to use the Marijuana e-CheckUpToGo?
- A computer
- Internet access
- 10-15 minutes to complete the survey
- A printer (to print the feedback)
What is Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo?
The Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo is an interactive web survey that allows college and university students to enter information about their drinking patterns and receive feedback about their use of alcohol. The assessment takes about 6-7 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator.
What Does it do?
When you access the Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo, you are prompted to enter information about yourself. In addition to demographic information, it will ask you to enter information about your drinking habits, family history, and to complete the World Health Organization’s AUDIT.
After all information has been entered, you submit the form. The information you entered is then validated and processed. The Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo calculates a number of variables and compares your responses to national and local college norms. Then, your personalized feedback is displayed in an easy-to-read format.