Standards of Conduct Related to Drugs and Alcohol for Students and Employees

Students and Employees

Platt College is committed to a drug-free campus and seeks to achieve these goals through a sound nursing program and through policies and procedures governing student life that encourages responsibility and repect for human rights and the rights of others. 

In recognition of our commitment to maintaining a safe and healthful learning environment, the manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, possession, or use of a controlled substance, whether alcohol, illegal drugs, or legal drugs used illegally, is prohibited on school premises.  Being under the influence of controlled substances while on school premises is also prohibited.  Only prescription medications provided under a licensed healthcare provider’s signature and supervised by that healthcare provider, and over-the-counter medications used as instructed by the manufacturer are allowed to be used on school premises.  

As is Platt College, all clinical sites are considered drug free facilities and any student that is found in violation of this policy will be terminated from the program and reported to the authorities.

Unannounced drug screening may be required of students.  Random and “for cause” drug screens may be done.  If the drug screen is returned positive for alcohol or an illegal substance of a drug for which the student does not have a prescription, the student can be terminated from the program.  If a student does not give a specimen for the drug screen, or refuses to give the required specimen, the student will be considered to have a positive drug screen and will be subject to disciplinary action.  The student is responsible for any costs associated with the drug and alcohol screening process. 

Platt College reserves the right to conduct searches for controlled substances at any time on all school property.  These searches can include personal belongings such as bags, brief cases, desks, tool boxes, lap top cases, and vehicles.  However, searches of personal property will occur only if use and /or possession is suspected.  There will be no involuntary personal searches.  However, an individual who refuses to cooperate will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including a written warning for insubordination.  College property can be searched at any time.  Any controlled substance found in such searches will be confiscated by authorized college personnel, and held for possible legal action.