Policy Number: 7.400

Policy Name: Drug Free Campus

Original Adoption: January 1, 1991

Revised: January 24, 1996; August 2016

Next Scheduled Review: August 2022

Responsible Cabinet Member: Vice President for Finance

Department/Office: Maintenance


The purpose of this policy is to ensure that students, faculty and staff experience a healthy, comfortable and productive environment that is Drug-Free. NPC and the Board of Trustees oppose the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance by any employee or student.


This policy applies to all faculty, staff, students and campus visitors.


Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act—The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, Public Law 101-226, as mandated by the United States Department of Education.


Controlled Substance: Any drug listed in Title 21 United States Code Section 812 or other federal regulations. Generally, these are drugs which have a high potential for abuse. Controlled Substances may also include prescription drugs not prescribed by a licensed physician for the person in possession of the drug.


This policy applies to all NPC employees, students and visitors. Use of controlled substances is not permitted on the NPC campus or NPC off-campus sites. Violation can result in dismissal or expulsion.


All college employees and students are responsible to know and abide by college policies. College policies applicable to students will be communicated through the student handbook. As a condition of employment, new employees must read Human Resource’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy and sign an acknowledgment that they have read and will adhere to said policy.

The President or designee shall direct a drug-free awareness program to inform students and employees of the dangers of drug abuse, the availability of drug counseling, rehabilitation, student and employee assistance programs, and the penalties for drug abuse violation.