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Drug-Alcohol-Weapon Policies

Notre Dame College Police/Security officers enforce laws regulating underage drinking, the use of controlled substances and the possession of weapons. The issue of drug and alcohol abuse concerns the entire campus community as well as the surrounding neighborhood. The Federal Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 require schools, colleges and universities receiving federal financial assistance to implement and enforce drug and alcohol preventive programs for students and employees.

Notre Dame College prohibits the illegal use, possession, sale, manufacture or distribution of drugs or alcohol by all students and employees on the college premises or as a part of any College activity. Any misuse of substances by college students or employees that presents physical or psychological hazard to individuals is also prohibited.

Discharging, carrying, or possessing firearms, including replicas and air guns or any weapons with which injury, death, or destruction may be inflicted, is prohibited on property owned or controlled by Notre Dame College.

Any member of the Notre Dame College Community found to be in possession of alcohol, illegal drugs, or firearms in any form will be prosecuted to the fullest extent allowed under all applicable State and Federal Laws. Students will also be referred to the Student Conduct Board.

As a college that cares about the health and well being of its students, Notre Dame College does not allow smoking on campus. In addition, cigarettes will not be sold, advertised for promotion or given as free samples. Violators will be reported to the Ohio Department of Health through their toll-free number
(1.866.559.OHIO).