Drug and Alcohol Preventive Policy

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Preventive Policy

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 require that institutions of higher education certify that they have adopted and implemented a drug and alcohol prevention program to PREVENT the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.

South Baylo University is committed to a harmonious learning environment free of prohibited or controlled substances.  This policy aims to promote health, safety, and general wellbeing for all members of the University community which includes administration, faculty, staff, students and guests.

Therefore, all members of the South Baylo University community must abstain from the possession or consumption of alcohol, narcotics, and/or misuse of prescription drugs while on University property or on any field trip sponsored as part of the instructional program.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
South Baylo University promotes prevention by continuously posting updated information on awareness, prevention, and health risks of drug and alcohol abuse.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Health Risk
South Baylo University is committed to informing the South Baylo University community of the harmful effects of drug and alcohol abuse.
Well known health risk include depressed immune system, hangover, liver disease, alcohol poisoning, memory loss, birth defects and even death.
There are many long-term health risk including heart, respiratory and circulation problems as well as mental problems such as depression, psychosis, cognitive problems and violent behaviors.
Drug and alcohol abuse can result in reduced levels of attendance, impaired work performance and increased risk to the health and safety of the individual as well as to others.

Sanctions for Violation of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy
Violation of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy may lead to suspension, expulsion, termination, and in the context of criminal activity, referral to law enforcement agencies.

Drug and Alcohol Advisement
Employees and students having difficulties with addictive substances can seek confidential advice from the Director of Operations or the Student and Alumni Services Coordinator for referrals to agencies providing assistance with alcohol or drug abuse problems.  The South Baylo University Clinic also provides alternative assistance treatment through acupuncture and herbs. The Office of the Director of Operations can be reached by phone:714-533-1495 or  email: ymjaini@southbaylo.edu. The Student and Alumni Services Coordinator can be reached by phone 714-533-1495 or email studentservices@southbaylo.edu.

Review of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy
The South Baylo Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy will be reviewed biennially to determine its effectiveness. The Policy will be updated, if needed, to meet the needs of the South Baylo University community.

Drug Convictions and Financial Aid Eligibility

Under the Higher Education Act, a student may become ineligible for federal student aid upon conviction of any offense involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs while receiving Title IV federal financial aid. Federal aid includes Federal Direct Loans, Federal PLUS Loans, Federal Graduate PLUS Loans, Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal ACG Grants, Federal SMART Grants, Federal TEACH Grants, Federal Work Study, and Perkins Loans.

Penalities a for Drug Law Violations

A federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student to receive Federal Student Aid.
Convictions only count if they were for an offense that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV aid - they do not count if the offense was not during such a period. Also, a conviction that was reversed, set aside or removed from the student's record does not count, nor does one received when the student was a juvenile, unless the student was tried as an adult. 

Possession of Sale of Illegal Drugs

If you have been convicted of drug possession or the sale of illegal drugs, please notify the Financial Aid Officer to help determine your eligibility for student aid.
A student regains eligibility the day after the period of ineligibility ends or when the student successfully completes a qualified drug rehabilitation program. Further drug convictions will make the student ineligible again. It is the student's responsibility to certify to their financial aid office that a qualified drug rehabilitation program has been successfully completed. 
When a student regains eligibility during the award year, the school may award Campus-based aid for the current payment period and Direct loans for the period of enrollment. 
A qualified drug rehabilitation program must include at least two unannounced drug tests and must satisfy at least one of the following requirements: 

  • Be qualified to receive funds directly or indirectly from a federal, state or local government program. 
  • Be qualified to receive payment directly or indirectly from a federally or state-licensed insurance company. 
  • Be administered or recognized by a federal, state or local government agency or court. 
  • Be administered or recognized be a federally or state-licensed hospital, health clinic, or medical doctor.

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