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Drugs and Alcohol Policy

Alcohol and Drugs - Standards of Conduct

The Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 20, Section 4, states the Nevada System of Higher Education's (NSHE) alcoholic beverage policy. It governs storage, possession, and use of alcoholic beverages by people of legal age. It also mandates disciplinary action against “any student who exhibits offensive behavior on university-owned or supervised property while under the influence of alcoholic beverages.” Use and possession of alcohol and drugs are addressed in the Student Code of Conduct. Legal sanctions are governed by the Nevada Revised Statutes. Such sanctions result from a police report filed with the District Attorney’s Office. Legal action may take place concurrently with campus disciplinary action.

Section 10.2 - Cause 10.2.1 - Prohibited Conduct

The following conduct is prohibited:

(s) Use, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages without authorization (except as expressly permitted by System or Institutional regulations, such as the Alcoholic Beverage Policy), or public intoxication. Alcoholic beverages may not, in any circumstances, be used by, possessed by, or provided to, any person under 21 years of age.

Use, Sale, and Possession of Alcoholic Beverages

Alcohol will only be permitted on the Great Basin College campus and properties when pre-approved in writing by the president for a specific event. During that event alcohol will only be served to those persons presenting verification they are of legal drinking age in Nevada.

Section 10.2 - Cause 10.2.1 - Prohibited Conduct

The following conduct is prohibited:

(t) Use, possession, manufacturing or distribution (hereinafter “use”) of marijuana, heroin, narcotics, or other controlled substances, use or possession of any illegal and/or unauthorized drugs, prescription drugs, and drug paraphernalia or being under the influence of illegal drugs except as expressly permitted by law. Use, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana on any NSHE or NSHE foundation owned or leased property, or at any NSHE sponsored or authorized activity, is expressly prohibited.

Possession and Use of Medical Marijuana

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is sympathetic to the medical needs of our students, employees and visitors. A growing number of states, including Nevada, are enacting laws decriminalizing or legalizing the use, possession, delivery, manufacture, growth, distribution, production, and/or cultivation (hereinafter “use”) of medical marijuana. Federal law prohibits the use of medical marijuana on college and university campuses that receive federal funding. The following provisions shall govern the possession and use of medical marijuana on NSHE property.

  1. The use, possession, or cultivation of marijuana, including for medical purposes, on any NSHE or NSHE foundation owned or leased property, or at any NSHE sponsored or authorized activity, is expressly prohibited.
  2. Students, employees, faculty, guests, and/or visitors who violate this policy are subject to applicable disciplinary, legal and/or administrative action.
  3. Each institution shall permit students who live on-campus or in housing that is owned or operated by the institution, to petition (“request”) for a release from the housing contract if they assert legal compliance with Nevada state law to use medical marijuana. Such students, who prove their compliance with state law, may, in accordance with the applicable institution refund policy, be released from their housing contracts and may receive a prorata refund of housing fees or rent paid.
  4. Each institution shall publish on its website and in its course catalog notice of the prohibited use, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana on NSHE or institution property in accordance with the provisions of this section and as prohibited student conduct defined in Title 2, Chapter 10.

The Board of Regents recognizes the Nevada Legislature’s stated commitment to a program evaluating the medical use and distribution of medical marijuana to be conducted by the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine. Any NSHE institution may engage in medical marijuana research that is conducted in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations, provided that the following are obtained: (a) the prior written consent of the president of the institution, after consultation with the institution’s general counsel; and (b) legal authorization from the proper federal authorities for approved research purposes. (B/R 9/14) Title 4, Chapter1, Page 30

Current Biennial Review of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program

In compliance with the Clery Act, Part 86, Great Basin College provides for public review the college biennial report documenting the programs and policies for prevention of substance abuse.

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Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College, "The Gold Standard in the Silver State", offers associate and baccalaureate level education in academic, career and technical fields. Welcoming over 4,000 students annually from all corners of the country, both online and at our various campuses and centers, GBC's presence extends across two time zones and spans more than 86,000 square miles throughout Nevada. A leader in rural higher education, GBC takes pride in developing students who are well-prepared to meet the demands of industry and who contribute to the success and prosperity of the local economy.

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