CCA supports the belief alcoholic beverages are not part of the teaching and learning process, and that it is inappropriate to serve or consume alcoholic beverages as part of an official course or studio activity.
CCA organizations will observe all State of California restrictions regarding the possession, sales, service, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. No alcoholic beverages may be served to any persons who cannot verify their age is 21 years old, including anyone whose judgment or physical performance has already been affected by alcohol consumption.
Alcoholic beverages may be served at college events, including graduate exhibition openings, in accordance with the following conditions:
- A Request to Serve Alcohol form (wine and/or beer only) must be submitted and approved by an associate dean of students at least two weeks before the event (a signed copy of the form must also be available at the event).
- Alcohol may not be served or consumed at the event by anyone under age 21 (a sign regarding drinking-age requirements must be posted, and a person designated to monitor compliance with these regulations must be present).
- Other nonalcoholic refreshments and food must also be made available.
- Alcoholic beverages may neither be sold on campus nor may admission be charged for events where alcohol is to be served unless appropriate license is obtained according to regulations published by the State Alcoholic Beverages Control Department.
- Individuals may not bring alcoholic beverages onto campus for their private consumption.
- Students are not permitted to provide or consume alcohol at undergraduate exhibition openings regardless of their age.
- All undergraduate openings will be monitored, and students found drinking at these events will be subject to disciplinary action.
Students may not have full, partial, or even empty containers of alcohol in their college-provided studios. Any containers that are found will be confiscated, and the student may face disciplinary action. In the case of containers found in individual studio spaces, the student responsible for the space may face disciplinary action, including the loss of the studio for the remainder of the semester. Other sanctions will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Drug-Free School and Workplace Program
It is the goal of CCA to maintain a safe and healthy environment where the arts can flourish and grow. The college strives to provide this environment for all students, faculty, and staff. The policies detailed in the following pages apply to all members of the college community unless otherwise specifically stated.
The college, as an employer and educator, is concerned about the use and effects of alcohol and illicit drugs. In addition, in compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989, the college is required to establish a drug-free campus policy and awareness program, publishing and distributing information about the dangers of alcohol and drug (substance) abuse; available counseling, rehabilitation, and assistance; and penalties associated with substance abuse.
Standards of Conduct
The college's goal of maintaining an academic environment free from the use and influence of alcohol and unlawful drugs requires the following standards of conduct be enforced at all times. It is expected that all members of the college community conduct themselves in a manner that ensures a drug- and alcohol-free learning and working experience.
Being under the influence of any drug or alcoholic beverage while on the job or at the college poses serious risks to individuals’ health and safety. The college absolutely prohibits the use, sale, purchase, transfer, or possession of any illegal or nonprescribed drug by any individual at any time.
In addition, the college strictly prohibits individuals from being under the influence of alcohol or any drug while on duty, in classes, living in college housing, or performing college business, including driving college-owned or college-leased vehicles.
Only legally prescribed medications are excluded from this rule and are permitted to the extent that the use of such medications does not adversely affect the individual's work ability, job performance, or student performance, or the safety of that individual or others.
It is also expected that all students, faculty, and staff will be considered "fit for duty" while on college premises or conducting college business. Inability to perform work safely and efficiently or absences considered excessive shall be cause for concern and could result in disciplinary action up to and including termination and dismissal depending on the frequency and seriousness of the occurrences.
Counseling & Medical Assistance
It is the individual's responsibility to seek assistance or intervention for alcohol or drug abuse or dependency. Personal concerns may be discussed confidentially with the director of counseling services, but will not be expected to preclude discipline for prior acts.
Consultation, assessment, and referral are also available for students through the college's counseling services. These services are confidential and free of charge to the limits of the service protocols. Appointments may be made by contacting the administrative assistants in the Student Affairs offices or the director of counseling services. A comprehensive list of off-campus resources is available from the Counseling Services and Student Affairs offices.
Staff and faculty who enroll in a formal treatment program may request rehabilitation leave on a full-time or part-time basis for periods up to ninety days. As with any other sick leave, the leave may include a combination of sick time, vacation time, and leave without pay. Leave will not be granted where termination for prior acts is warranted. Faculty requests for rehabilitation leave may be handled directly with the Academic Affairs Office or with the assistance of the Human Resources director.
Contact Human Resources
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