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Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act
The Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act requires that Colleges distribute to all students and employees annually, the following:

1. Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on College property. These College policies are detailed in the Student Conduct Code, the Alcohol Policy, and the Drug/Controlled Substance Policy as outlined in the Green Mountain College Student Handbook.

2. A description of the legal sanctions under local, state or federal law of the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. These sanctions are detailed below, as well as in the Alcohol Policy and the Drug/Controlled Substance Policy and in Vermont State Statues: Appendix III.

3. A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol. These health risks can be found in Medical Aspects of Substance Abuse in Young Adults: Appendix II.

4. A description of drug or alcohol counseling, treatment/ rehabilitation or re-entry programs that are available to employees or students. These are detailed in Counseling and Referral Services, On and Off- Campus: Appendix I and additional information is available from the Wellness Center.

5. A clear statement of the College's sanctions for the unlawful use of drugs and/or the abuse of alcohol. These sanctions and policies are detailed in the Alcohol Policy and the Drug/Controlled Substance Policy in the Student Conduct Code.

Green Mountain College Policy Regarding the Use of Tobacco Products
In full acknowledgment of the Surgeon General's reports and other scientific information on the hazards of tobacco smoke, whether active or passive, tobacco products are not sold on campus. Smoking is prohibited in all campus buildings, including those that contain administrative and faculty offices.

Village of Poultney Ordinance Regarding Alcohol Consumption
The Village of Poultney has adopted an ordinance, Article II Section I - Possession of Open Containers, which provides that it shall be unlawful for any person to have in his/her possession any open container containing any quantity of alcoholic beverage on or in a public place (streets, parks, etc.) or while in a motor vehicle, whether moving or stationary, which is on or in a public place. Violation of the ordinance is a misdemeanor, and conviction may result in a fine of not more than $100.

More information on the Drug Free Campus Act of 1990: http://www.edc.org/hec/dfsca/


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