LSCS policy prohibits the unlawful possession, use, distribution, or manufacture of illicit drugs and/or alcohol on the campus and at System sponsored events. The unlawful use of drugs or alcohol is inconsistent with the behavior expected of members of the LSCS community. Violations of this policy may result in criminal action as well as disciplinary action.
This policy is in place to protect and support the employees and students of LSCS.
LSCS is dedicated to providing a quality comprehensive educational program designed to meet and balance the diverse and changing educational, social, economic, and cultural needs of the community while providing a safe and healthful environment. LSCS is committed not only to learning and to the advancement of knowledge but also to the education of ethically sensitive and responsible persons. LSCS seeks to achieve these goals through a sound educational program and through rules and regulations governing student life that encourage responsibility and respect for the rights and viewpoints of others.
Therefore, the use, sale, distribution, possession of alcohol, or any drug, including prescription medication used in an unauthorized manner is strictly prohibited and may result in disciplinary action up to, and including, expulsion.
LSCS believes that students are adults who are responsible for their own actions, and who should be free to pursue their educational objectives in an environment that promotes learning, protects the integrity of the academic process, and protects the learning community.
Each student shall have access to LSCS’s rules and regulations concerning student conduct. These rules and regulations are in effect when attending or participating in any class or activity sponsored by LSCS or one of its colleges, either on campus or at an off-campus location.
While at work, each System employee has a responsibility to deliver service in a safe, efficient, and conscientious manner. Therefore, the use, sale, distribution, possession of alcohol, or any drug, including prescription medication used in an unauthorized manner is strictly prohibited and may result in disciplinary action up to, and including, termination.
An employee who is believed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while at work may be required to report immediately to a clinic to be tested to determine if he or she is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
As a condition of employment, an employee shall notify his or her supervisor of any conviction for an alcohol or drug related offense no later than five (5) days after such arrest/conviction. Failure to give this notification may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
Each employee has access to the LSCS Policy Manual. All employees should familiarize themselves with policies regarding drugs and alcohol as all employees are accountable for following policy.
For further guidance, employees are instructed to see the LSCS Board Policy IV.F.9.
LSCS may take disciplinary action against those students and employees whose behavior off-campus, or in matters unrelated to LSCS or one of its Colleges’ activities or business, indicates that they pose a serious and substantial danger to themselves or others.