Okefenokee Technical College

Okefenokee Technical College 2013-2014 Catalog

Drug Free Campus

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Okefenokee Technical College 2013-2014 Catalog

While on institutional grounds, which includes college-sponsored activities, institutional vehicles, and clinical affiliates, a student shall not possess, sell, use, transmit or be under the influence of any narcotic drug, hallucinogenic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant of any kind.

The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on campus, in any facility, or at any function of Okefenokee Technical College is prohibited and may be punishable by local, state, and federal law, which includes a fine, prison term, or both.

Any student convicted (including a plea of nolo contendere or first offender) of committing certain felony offenses involving any criminal drug and/or alcohol statue of any jurisdiction, regardless of whether the alleged violation occurred at the college or elsewhere, will be suspended immediately and denied state and/or federal funds from the date of conviction. Such denial of funds shall continue to be effective the first day of the term for which the student was enrolled immediately following the date of conviction or the date on which the court accepts a plea of nolo contendere or formally allows a student to receive first offender treatment and shall continue through the end of such school term. Okefenokee Technical College will impose sanctions on students that violate institutional rules by: (1) temporary or permanent dismissal, and (2) referral for prosecution.

Note: Use of a drug as prescribed by a medical prescription from a registered physician shall not be considered a violation of this rule.

Health Risks

Health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and/or the abuse of alcohol include but are not necessarily limited to: addiction/dependence, heart disorders, cancer, respiratory disorders, liver damage, brain damage, kidney damage, mental/social/emotional problems, intestinal disorders, AIDS, endocarditis, hepatitis, hallucination, impaired perception, paralysis, restlessness, insomnia, anxiety, birth defects, behavioral problems, jaundice, convulsions, coma, and possible death.


Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Waycross


Greenleaf Center, Inc. – Valdosta


St. Simons By the Sea

8000-821-7224 or 800-234-0420

Georgia Drug and Alcohol Abuse Helpline


Georgia Crisis and Access Line


Federal Substance Abuse and Treatment


National Alcohol and Drug Information and Referrals

800-252-6465, #5