Lansing Community College

Information about LCC’s Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program

In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, we are notifying students about the LCC Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program (DAAPP). This report is required by federal law to certify our good-faith effort to implement programs to prevent the abuse of alcohol, and use and/or distribution of illicit drugs by students and employees on its premises or as a part of its activities. 

We encourage you to read the Drug and Alcohol Policy and the DAAPP to gain information about the standards of conduct, disciplinary sanctions, health risks, and drug and alcohol prevention programs and resources available to students.

Drug and Alcohol Policy

Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program

Standards of conduct related to alcohol and other drugs

LCC’s “Drug and Alcohol Policy” is consistent with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA).  In conjunction with the "Ethics and Standards of Conduct for Employees Policy", the “Ethics and Standards of Conduct for Students Policy”, and the Student Code of Conduct and General Rules and Guidelines, these ensure a safe environment for employees, students, contractors and temporary workers.

All students on college property are expected to abide by the Student Code of Conduct. Accordingly, the following conduct and behaviors are strictly prohibited on college property, at college-sponsored events and while pursuing an academic program:

  1. Use, possession, purchase, sale, dispensation, distribution or manufacture of any substance
  2. Being impaired by any substance as previously defined
  3. Use, possession, purchase, sale, dispensation or distribution of drug paraphernalia

Federal, state and local sanctions

There are federal, local and state penalties for certain drug-related convictions related to the illegal possession or distribution of controlled substances and alcohol-related penalties. Penalties for violations vary, and include mandatory prison terms for many offenses, forfeitures, denial of federal benefits, fines, substance abuse education and treatment, community service, court-ordered drug screenings, and driver’s license suspension.

For information of applicable legal sanctions under federal, state and local law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol, see the DAAPP.


Health risks of alcohol abuse and use of illicit drugs

Health risks associated with alcohol abuse or the use of illicit and controlled drugs can include blackouts, poisoning, overdose and death; physical and psychological dependence; damage to vital organs; inability to learn and remember information; and psychological problems including depression, psychosis and severe anxiety.

For the health risks associated with the use of alcohol abuse or the use of illicit and controlled drugs, please see the DAAPP.


Counseling and rehabilitation services

The college offers educational programs, resources and referral services to employees and students aimed at preventing substance abuse and alcohol abuse and assisting in rehabilitation. Interested students should contact the Center for Student Support. All inquiries are confidential.

For more information about available drug or alcohol counseling treatment or rehabilitation or re-entry programs, see the DAAPP


Disciplinary sanctions – students

Students are subject to appropriate disciplinary action for violation of policy, in accordance with college policies and procedures and in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and the Student General Rules and Guidelines. In addition, a student may be subject to criminal prosecution by federal, state and local authorities.

For disciplinary sanctions that will be imposed upon students for violations, see the DAAPP.

The DAAPP is provided to students annually in the fall and ongoing to students enrolled after the initial publication date and is available on the Police Department website. Hard copies of the report are available upon request at the LCC Police Department, located in the Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Avenue, Room 2110, in Lansing, Michigan.

Our priority is to ensure the safety of everyone on LCC campuses. You can reach the LCC Police Department at 517-483-1800, 24 hours a day, and seven days a week.

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