The Drug Free Schools and Campus Regulations (34 CFR Part 86) of the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) require an institution of higher education (IHE) such as UH Maui College to certify it has implemented programs to prevent the abuse of alcohol and use or distribution of illicit drugs both by UHMC students and employees, both on its premises and as a part of any of its activities.
At a minimum each institution of higher education must annually distribute the following in writing to all students and employees:
- Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees;
- A description of the legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol;
- A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol;
- A description of any drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or reentry programs that are available to employees or students; and
- A clear statement that the institution will impose sanctions on students and employees and a description of those sanctions, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution, for violations of the standards of conduct.
The law further requires that the institution conduct a biennial review of its program with the following objectives:
Determining the effectiveness of the policy and implementing changes to the alcohol and other drug programs if they are needed; and
To ensure that the sanctions developed are enforced consistently.
UHMC Drug and Alcohol Policy
Appendix A – Health Risks
UH Maui College is committed to providing students, faculty, staff, and visitors a safe campus and workplace. The University recognizes the health risks associated with controlled substance use and alcohol misuse and is committed to supporting students and employees who seek treatment for these conditions.
The University also recognizes that controlled substance use and alcohol misuse diminish workplace and campus safety and undermine the campus’ ability to fulfill its mission of providing quality education for all students in an atmosphere that promotes intellectual pursuit, spiritual growth, and social, personal responsibility. Compliance with this policy is considered a condition of employment and attendance at UHMC and monitored by the Administration. All employees and students have been notified of this policy by print publication and on our website.
UH Maui College strives to remain in compliance with the requirements of the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act. The institute has adopted and implemented programs to prevent the abuse of alcohol and use or distribution of illicit drugs both by students and employees both on its premises and as a part of any of the University activities. UHMC has a written policy on alcohol and illegal drugs distributed to students during orientation, through access to the online Catalog. The Employee Manual also contains the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy. The materials are located on our website contain the following:
- Standards of conduct that prohibit unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on school property or as a part of its activities;
- A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and abuse of alcohol;
- A description of counseling or treatment programs.
- A clear statement and description of the disciplinary sanctions the institution will impose on students and employees.
- The federally mandated policy about alcohol and other drugs will be discussed in more detail with students during orientation. In addition, the alcohol and drug policy will be presented to all employees with the distribution of the Employee Handbook.
Students are prohibited from consuming, transporting, and distributing alcohol; possessing or being in the presence of alcohol while on campus; or exhibiting disruptive behavior caused by alcohol consumption.
Alcohol found by staff will be disposed of immediately. Persons found in violation of this policy will be subject to administrative or disciplinary sanctions listed in the Student Code of Conduct:
a. Written Warning—A notice in writing to the student that the student is violating or has violated institutional regulations and a copy of the warning letter is placed in the student’s disciplinary file.
b. Counseling – Meeting with the assigned counselor.
c. Probation—Probation is for a designated period of time (which may include the remainder of their enrollment at UHMC) and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to violate any institutional regulation(s) during the probationary period. This sanction may require the student to meet with the VCSA (or his or her designee) upon request.
d. Loss of Privileges—Denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time.
e. Restitution—Compensation for loss, damage, or injury. This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement.
e. Discretionary Sanctions—Work assignments, essays, service to UHMC, Community Service or other related discretionary or educational related assignments.
f. UHMC No Contact Orders—No unnecessary contact between the Respondent and the Complainant, witnesses, or other individuals (when appropriate).
g. Suspension—Separation of the student from UHMC for a definite period of time (usually 1 year or less) after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified. Suspensions may be effective immediately or deferred.
h. Dismissal—Separation of the student from UHMC for more than 1 year. The student may be eligible for return. Conditions for readmission may be
specified. Dismissals will be effective immediately unless otherwise stated.
i. Expulsion—Separation of the student from UHMC permanently. Expulsions will be effective immediately, unless otherwise stated.
j. Revocation of Admission and/or Degree—Admission to or a degree awarded from UHMC may be revoked for fraud, misrepresentation, or other violation of UHMC standards in obtaining the degree, or for other serious violations committed by a student prior to graduation.
Intoxication from, or the use, display, or possession of alcoholic beverages or any controlled substance (drug) is prohibited unless the student has a valid prescription for the use of the controlled substance. Furthermore, intoxication from, or the use, display, or possession of alcoholic beverages or any controlled substance (drug) on any area of the UHMC campus is prohibited. This includes the presence of empty or full alcoholic beverage containers.
- The unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession or use of a controlled substance is prohibited by UHMC on any property owned, leased, or controlled by UHMC or during any activity conducted, sponsored, authorized by, or on behalf of UH Maui College. A controlled substance shall include any substance defined as a controlled substance in Section 102 of the Federal Controlled Substance Act (21 U.S. Code 802).
- UH Maui College has and shall maintain a drug free awareness program to inform employees concerning the following:
- The dangers of drug abuse in the workplace
- Maintenance of a drug free workplace
- Drug counseling and rehabilitation programs
- Possible penalties for drug abuse and rehabilitation violations.
Alcohol and drug usage causes a number of marked changes in behavior. Even low doses significantly impair the judgment and coordination required to drive a car safely. Low to moderate doses of alcohol also increase the incidence of a variety of aggressive acts, including domestic violence and date rape. Moderate to high doses of alcohol cause mark impairments in higher mental functions, severely altering a person’s ability to learn and remember information. Very high doses cause respiratory depression and death.
Repeated use of alcohol and drugs can lead to dependence. Sudden cessation of alcohol intake is likely to produce withdrawal symptoms, including severe anxiety, tremors, hallucinations, and convulsions. Long term consumption of large quantities of alcohol and drugs, particularly when combined with poor nutrition, can also lead to permanent damage to vital organs such as the brain and the liver.
For more information regarding health risks, see Appendix A – Health Risks.
UHMC Health Center: The UHMC Health Center promotes an alcohol and drug free campus environment. Educational materials are available at the Campus Health Center for students and employees. In addition, testing and counseling services are available for alcohol and substance abuse.
UHMC Counseling: UHMC students dealing with drug and/or Alcohol problems are encouraged to seek help through their own resources. Individual counseling by UHMC counselors is also available for students who need assistance with substance & alcohol abuse i:sues or referral services.
Employee Assistance Program: UHMC employees dealing with drug and/or Alcohol problems are encouraged to seek help either through their own resources or through the University's Employee Assistance Program (EAP). This program provides confidential, short-term, professional counseling services to employees who may be experiencing personal problems that are affecting job performance. Eligible employees may receive up to a maximum of 3 hours of free counseling. All regular, temporary and exempt employees, casual hires and 89-day hires are eligible for EAP services. WorkLife Hawai'i has been contracted to provide EAP services through a voluntary program that permits employees to seek help on their own. http://worklifehawai.org.
UHMC Wellness Program: UHMC Wellness Hui's mission is to transform our campus community into a better place to work and study. The Wellness Hui promotes and encourages employees and students to make small changes so they can enjoy healthy and happy lives.
UHMC Team Malama: Team MALAMA is an interdisciplinary group of UHMC professionals that meet on a regular basis to discuss and implement proactive strategics !'or supporting individual students identified by their level of need. This forum enables the campus to support individual students in a more comprehensive and holistic manner. The team works to provide a coordinated and streamlined response lo students who need access 10 services such as counseling. mental health support, and behavioral health support. This proactive approach 10 identify and address safety concerns on campus is based on recommendations for best practice by the American College Counseling Association.
UHMC ULifeLine: ULifeLine is a confidential online resource center where college students can seek help for all types of mental stress and depression. including alcoholism and drug addiction. ULifeline is a project or The Jed Foundation, a leading organization working to protect the emotional health of America's college students, and was developed with input from leading experts in mental health and higher education. http://www.ulifelinc.org/maui/
Alcoholics Anonymous: The UHMC Personal Support Counselor coordinates Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings on campus twice per week. This resource is available for students, employees and members of the community.
All students and employees are encouraged to seek early help if they feel they have a problem with alcohol and/or other drugs, and to learn how to assist others with substance abuse problems. With early assistance it is less likely that serious consequences will result from an alcohol or other drug problem. There are resources on campus and in the community for assistance. Questions should be directed to Administration.
Some other resources include:
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
10 Central Ave., Suite 1, Wailuku, HI 96793
Aloha House, Inc
200 Ike Drive, Makawao, HI 96768
Residential Services: 808-442-6588
Outpatient Services: 808-242-9733
Kū Makani: The Hawai'i Resiliency Project
Malama Family Recovery Center (Women & Children)
388 Ano Street, Kahului, HI 96732
Mental Health Kokua
105 N. Market Street Suite 102, Wailuku, HI 96793
NA Maui Meeting Schedule
NA Helpline: (808) 214-1239
Coalition for a Drug-Free Lanai
730 Lanai Ave Ste 108, Lanai City, HI 96763
Ka Hale Pomaikai, Inc.
HC-01 Box 372 Kamehameha V. Highway, Kaunakakai, HI 96748
- Alcoholics Anonymous http://www.aa.org
- AlAnon – http://www.nycalanon.org
- Narcotics Anonymous – http://www.na.org
- Focus on Recovery Helpline (alcohol/drugs) – 18003742800 or 18002341253
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1800SUICIDE (7842433)
- National Alliance for the Mentally Ill – 18009506264
- Department of Health and Human Services Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Routing Service – 1800 6624357