Red Rocks is a state-system community college governed by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education. Board policy requires Red Rocks to comply with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Amendments of 1989 (PL-101-226) in federal law. A copy of this law is on file in the Office of Student Life.
Standard of Conduct
Neither students nor employees shall engage in the unauthorized or unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, use, or abuse of alcohol or illicit drugs on college property or as a part of any college activity.
There are legal sanctions for violations of the Standard of Conduct. Any student or employee who is convicted of the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, use, or abuse of illicit drugs or alcohol is subject to criminal penalties under local, state, and federal law. These penalties range in severity from a fine of $100 up to $8,000,000 and/or life imprisonment. The exact penalty assessed depends upon the nature and severity of the individual offense.
The college will impose penalties against students and employees who violate the Standard of Conduct. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action under employee and student disciplinary policies. The sanctions include, but are not limited to, probation, suspension, or expulsion from the college or probation, suspension, or termination of employment, and referral to authorities for prosecution as appropriate.
A listing of controlled substances is on file in the Office of the Vice President of Student Services.
A packet containing a list of community resources is available through the Connect to Success Office, room 1655, 303.914.6317. Consult the yellow pages of the local telephone book for a listing of all private and community-based programs. Check listings under "Alcoholism Treatment" and "Drug Abuse Information and Treatment." For 24-hour assistance, call:
Many health risks are associated with drug and alcohol abuse. Risks include, but are not limited to, malnutrition, brain damage, heart disease, pancreatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, mental illness, death, low birth weight babies, and babies with drug addictions. Personal relationships, family dynamics, and the ability to work and study are also at risk.