Disciplinary and Legal Sanctions
The Shasta College policies prohibiting the unlawful possession, use, distribution, or manufacture of illicit drugs and/or alcohol on its campuses and at student events protects and supports the students, employees and visitors of the College.
Shasta College Procedures
All Shasta College students, employees and visitors are expected to comply with local, state, and federal drug and alcohol laws as well as the College's policies and procedures. For any student or employee convicted of violating local, state, or federal laws, the College will enforce Education Code provisions and College regulations that can result in disciplinary action up to and including expulsion for students and termination for employees.
- Students: Violation of campus regulations subjects students to disciplinary actions and sanctions which may include expulsion, suspension, probation, withdrawal of financial aid, or lesser sanctions.
- Employees: Violation of campus regulations or conviction of a drug offense by an employee while on or off campus shall be grounds for appropriate disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal.
- Visitors: Any visitor engaging in any act prohibited by these policies shall be called on to immediately cease such behavior and shall be subject to other sanctions including referral to law enforcement officials for arrest and prosecution.
Violation of several local, state or federal laws may be felonies and thus a state prison term is possible. Short of state prison, the legal system also uses at least the following four sanctions:
- County Jail
- Diversion to Treatment
- Citation to the District Attorney's Office
California law defines penalties that apply to anyone convicted of the manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of controlled substances. These penalties are:
- Misdemeanor. Convictions for workplace and campus drug violations can result in a fine, community service, or incarceration of up to a year.
- Felony. Convictions for workplace or campus drug use can result in substantial fines or a lengthy sentence in state prison. Several drug convictions can be classified as felony acts.
Annual Security Report
Shasta College’s Campus Safety Department (Campus Safety) is committed to providing the College with a safe environment conducive to the goals of education and research. As part of this commitment, and in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Act, Campus Safety produces an Annual Crime and Fire Report containing information for each of the College’s campuses related to campus safety and security, crime prevention, on-campus housing fire statistics and safety, emergency response, disciplinary action, campus and community resources, and alcohol and drug policies. In partnership with the community, Campus Safety works to prevent crime and solve problems that affect students and employees. The Annual Security Reports can be found on the Shasta College website via the following link: www.shastacollege.edu/ASR.