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 all students’ 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 that 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: consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus or at a College function and 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 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.
Florida State College at Jacksonville has partnered with Corporate Care Works (CCW) to provide Student Assistance Program services, a resource to assist with drug education. CCW provides support through in-person counseling, 24/7 telephone support, and connection to community resources. Online services providing numerous articles and informative sources regarding drug education are also available. These confidential services are free to students of Florida State College at Jacksonville. For information, call toll-free (855) 384-1800 or (904) 384-1800, or visit the Student Assistance Program webpage.
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 communicate 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.
Department of Children and Families
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program
5920 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL 32211
First Coast Area of Narcotics Anonymous
P.O. Box 2846, Jacksonville, FL 32203
(904) 723-LOVE (5683)