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Monday, November 12, 2018

Rose Hill classes are canceled. McConnell classes closed today in observance of Veterans Day. All other Butler classes are in session today. Please use caution when driving to your Butler location.

Drug & Alcohol Prevention

Drug & Alcohol Prevention

  • The Vice President of Student Service and/or his/her designees supervise the process of alcohol and drug-related sanctions
  • Butler Community College offers drug and alcohol-free events and opportunities for campus involvement
  • Various locations on campus offer extended hours of operation with drug and alcohol-free settings for recreation
  • Nonalcoholic beverages are promoted at events
  • Substance-free living options are available through on-campus housing
  • Butler students pledge through the Honor Code to exercise integrity and responsibility
  • Through on-campus programs, students are educated about the risks of drug and alcohol use
  • Student leaders aid in prevention through program planning and policy enforcement (Resident Assistants, Student Government Association, and other student organizations)
  • Butler is committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free workplace in compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989

Drug & Alcohol Counseling Treatment

  • Butler Community College offers free counseling to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Appointments can be made with Nancy Hamm, 316.322.3162
  • Butler offers CHOICES (Cultivating Healthy Opportunities In College Environments) and all students are sanctioned with the CHOICES course for drug and alcohol violations
  • Butler employees may be required to complete a drug or alcohol abuse assistance or rehabilitation program as a result of violation of College policy

Health Risks Associated with Drug & Alcohol Use

  • 1,700 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die each year from alcohol-related injuries
  • About 25% of college students report academic consequences of their drinking
  • 31% of college students report symptoms of alcohol abuse
  • Approximately 110,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are arrested every year for an alcohol-related violation
  • Each year, 97,000 college students are victims of alcohol-related date rape or sexual abuse
  • 9 out of 10 students who use marijuana participate in other high-risk activities such as heavy drinking or cigarette smoking
  • Marijuana is associated with poor academic performance, isolation, participation in criminal acts, and a weakened immune system