Drug Education Policy
Crime Awareness and Campus Security
Drug Education Policy
Florida State College at Jacksonville is committed to providing an environment that enhances and supports student success. The academic community, including faculty, administrators, staff and students, has the collective responsibility to ensure that this environment is conducive to the student’s development. The illegal use of harmful and addictive chemical substances poses a threat to the educational environment. Thus, in accordance with the Drug Free Schools and Communication Act Amendments of 1989, signed by President George H. W. Bush, it is necessary to inform the College community of the harmful and addictive potential associated with the use of drugs, the incompatibility of illegal drugs with the educational mission of Florida State College at Jacksonville, and the consequences of the use, possession, manufacture or sale of such drugs.
The Florida State College at Jacksonville District Board of Trustees Rules outline the accepted code of conduct for students and employees. The code, as documented in the student handbook and the College catalog, includes the following.
- Any act or behavior on the part of the student which tends to interfere with or otherwise disturb the orderly conduct, processes, functions and/or interests of the College is prohibited.
- Such acts or behaviors may include but are not limited to the following: consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus or at a College function, illegal use or possession of drugs or narcotics on campus or at a College function.
- The College reserves the right to suspend, terminate or retroactively cancel the enrollment of any student for disciplinary reasons. The College may also make a referral to legal authorities for appropriate action.
A complete set of charts outlining the penalties for federal drug trafficking and the controlled substances involved are maintained in each campus counseling and advising center.
As a public institution whose mission is to foster human potential, Florida State College at Jacksonville believes it is important to understand the health risks and other detrimental consequences associated with drug and alcohol abuse.
The student affairs department can assist students with referral information to appropriate community resources in a confidential, professional manner. Counselors are available on all campuses to assist both day and evening students in obtaining further information. All contacts relating to substance abuse will be held in strict confidence.
Locally Available Public and Private Substance Abuse Counseling, Treatment and Rehabilitation Programs
The following is provided to students and employees of Florida State College at Jacksonville to inform them of some of the substance abuse services in the Jacksonville area. This is a partial list and inclusion of an organization does not imply endorsement nor does omission imply disapproval. The information is based on data provided by the agencies.
Partial List of Community Services Selected from the Directory of Human Services, Lutheran Social Services
Department of Children and Families
Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Program
5920 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL 32211
Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Planning Council
Function: Assesses the need for alcohol, drug abuse and mental health services to develop annual service plans to meet these needs. Referral services only.
Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday
Area served: Duval, Baker, Clay and Nassau counties
Client eligibility: All individuals in need of services
1628 San Marco Blvd., Suite 7, Jacksonville, FL 32207
P.O. Box 17388, Jacksonville, FL 32245