Safe Wayne - Safety and Security

Alcohol and Drugs: Not on This Campus


No Alcohol and Drugs

Promoting a drug and alcohol-free environment is everyone’s responsibility. WCC supports and is committed to maintaining such an environment for all employees and students.

The WCC campus has been designated “drug free.” In compliance with the Federal Drug-Free Workplace and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1988 (Public Law 101-690), it is the policy of this college that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or alcohol is prohibited while in the workplace, on college premises, or as part of any college-sponsored activities. Any employee or student violating this policy will be subject to disciplinary action as outlined in the Student Handbook and/or the College Procedure Manual procedures 02-0303 and 02-0802, up to and including termination or expulsion and referral for prosecution.

The specifics of this policy are as follows:

1. The term “controlled substance” means any drug listed in 21 Part 1308 and other federal regulations, as well as those listed in Article V, Chapter 90 of North Carolina General Statutes. Generally, these are drugs, which have a high potential for abuse. Such drugs include, but are not limited to, Heroin, Marijuana, Cocaine, PCP, and “Crack.” They also include “legal drugs” which are not prescribed by a licensed physician. The term alcoholic beverage includes beer, wine, whiskey and any other beverage listed in Chapter 18B of the Statutes of North Carolina. Controlled substance laws are strictly enforced by Campus Police and Security Officers.

2. Wayne Community College does not differentiate between unlawful users, pushers, or sellers of drugs or alcohol. Any student who possesses, uses, sells, gives, or in any way transfers a controlled substance or alcoholic beverage to another person, or manufactures a controlled substance while on college premises or as part of any college sponsored, will be subject to disciplinary action under the student code of conduct up to and including expulsion and referral for prosecution, fines and imprisonment. Alternatively, the College may require the student to successfully finish a drug abuse program sponsored by an approved private or governmental institution as a precondition for continued enrollment at the College.

3. Organizations or groups violating alcohol/substance policies laws also may be subject to sanctions by the College.

4. Each student is required to inform the College in writing within five days after he or she is convicted for violation of any federal, state, or local criminal drug or alcoholic beverage control statute where such violation occurred on college premises or as part of any college-sponsored activity. A conviction means a finding of guilt (including a plea of nolo contendere) or the imposition of a sentence by a judge or jury in any federal or state court.

5. Convictions of employees working under federal grants, for violating drug laws in the workplace, on college premises, or as part of any college sponsored activity, shall be reported to the appropriate federal agency. The Office of Human Resources must notify the U.S. government agency with which the grant was made, within 10 days after receiving notice from the employee or otherwise receives actual notice of a violation of a criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace. The College shall take appropriate disciplinary action within 30 calendar days from receipt of notice. As a condition of further employment on any federal government grant, the law requires all employees to abide by this policy. This would include any work-study or student employed part-time under a federal grant.

The College Procedure Manual for employees CPM 02-0303 states:
Wayne Community College prohibits controlled substances from college classrooms, activities, functions, and events on or off the school grounds. The college specifically prohibits using, possessing, transmitting, or being under the influence of any narcotic or hallucinogenic drug, alcohol, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana, or other intoxicant. Use of a drug authorized by a medical prescription from a registered physician shall not be considered a violation of this policy.

Drug abuse and use at the workplace are subjects of immediate concern in our society. These problems are extremely complex and ones for which there are no easy solutions. From a safety perspective, the users of drugs may impair the well-being of all employees, the public at large, and result in damage to college property. Therefore, it is a policy of this college that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession or use of a controlled substance in the college’s workplace is prohibited. Any employees violating this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. The specifics of this policy are as follows:

1. Wayne Community College does not differentiate between drug users and pushers or sellers. Any employee who gives or in any way transfers a controlled substance to another person or sells, manufactures, or uses a controlled substance while on the job or on college premises will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

2. The term “controlled substance” means any drug listed in 21 U.S.C. Sub-section 812 and other federal regulations. Generally, these are drugs that have a high potential for abuse. Such drugs include, but are not limited to Heroin, Marijuana, Cocaine, PCP, and “Crack.” They also include “legal drugs” which are not prescribed by a licensed physician.

3. Each employee is required by law to inform the college within five days after he or she is convicted for violation of any federal or state criminal drug statute where such violation occurred on the college’s premises. A conviction means a finding of guilt (including a plea of nolo contendere) or the imposition of a sentence by a judge or jury in any federal or state court.

4. For anyone employed on any federal government grant, the personnel office at Wayne Community College must notify the U.S. government agency with which the grant was made within ten days after receiving notice from the employee or otherwise receives actual notice of such a conviction.

5. If an employee is convicted of violating any criminal drug statute while on the workplace, he or she will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. Alternatively, the college may require the employee to successfully finish a drug abuse program sponsored by an approved private or governmental institution as a precondition for continued employment.

6. As a condition of further employment on any federal government grant, the law requires all employees to abide by this policy.

NOTE: Wayne Community College property includes both a childcare center and a secondary school. North Carolina General Statute 90-95(e)(8) classifies the manufacture, sale or delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, a controlled substance on property used for a child care center, or secondary school or within 1,000 feet of the boundary of real property used for a child care center, or secondary school as a Class E felony.

Substance Abuse Education

WCC’s Counseling Services Office provides an overall coordination of the Drug-Free School Program. However, some services are the responsibility of other areas of the institution.

These include:
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Education: Human Resources Director, Student Activities and Basic Skills Director
Counseling Services: Counseling Services Department
Referral Services: Counseling Services Department
College Disciplinary Actions: Human Resources Director, Curriculum Disciplinary Review
Committee, and Continuing Education and Basic Skills Disciplinary Review Committee.

The program provides services related to drug use and abuse including dissemination of informational materials, educational programs, counseling services, referrals and college disciplinary actions.

Drug Counseling and Rehabilitation

If anyone needs assistance for any reason related to the use/abuse of drugs or alcohol, a member of the WCC counseling staff will act as a referral source to the following services in Goldsboro and Wayne County:
Narcotics Anonymous 1-866-321-1631
Estpointe 1-800-913-6109
Alcoholics Anonymous 919-735-4221

Tobacco-free Campus

Smoking and use of any tobacco products or any items containing or reasonably resembling tobacco or tobacco products, including all forms of e-cigarettes or other ”smokeless” devices is prohibited on the WCC campus. This encompasses all buildings, vehicles, walkways, campus grounds, parking lots and instructional areas, including instructional areas of off-campus college programs and courses.