We recognize the need to educate members of our community concerning the dangers of abusing alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. As well, the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act requires that as a condition of receiving funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, a college or university must certify that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. To achieve these goals, this website provides information on the hazards of using drugs and alcohol (including potential legal sanctions), support services, and policies and procedures for preserving a drug-free workplace and study environment.

There are many people whose job and academic performance and productivity are adversely affected by their dependence on drugs and alcohol. To address this issue, Shasta College strives to:

  • Educate students and employees about alcohol and drug abuse in an effort to encourage responsible decisions around their use;
  • Intervene on behalf of students and employees who have experienced negative consequences around alcohol and drugs so as to reduce the harm and manage the risks associated with their use;
  • Support students and employees who are in recovery from substance abuse and addiction;
  • Promote constructive lifestyles and norms that discourage alcohol and drug abuse; and
  • Develop social and physical environments that facilitate alcohol and drug abuse-free lifestyles.

Shasta College's commitment to providing high quality and effective service to our students, employees and the public includes operating a drug and alcohol abuse prevention program accessible to all members of the college community. Shasta College is committed to the dissemination of drug and alcohol awareness information to all students and employees.