Bacone’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP)

Bacone College is committed to maintaining an environment that supports the healthy pursuit of knowledge.  Substance abuse, in its many forms, is a serious obstacle to the health of any student.  To protect our students, Bacone prohibits the unlawful possession, use, manufacture, or distribution of unauthorized drugs and alcohol in the workplace, on the campuses, or at any College activities.

Bacone has established a drug-free and alcohol abuse awareness program to inform its faculty, staff, and students about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse and the penalties that may be imposed for drug and alcohol abuse violations.  Annually, employees and students are made aware of the Bacone Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program and Policy by means of electronic mail.  Health education seminars and informational programs are available each semester.

Bacone College offers alcohol-free and drug-free activities such as worship services, native cultural events, and art shows.  These events offer alternatives to activities which may offer alcohol or illicit drugs. Bacone’s student clubs and organizations offer further opportunities to engage with peers in a helathy way.  Bacone faculty and staff promote a constructive lifestyle and encourage healthy behavior in an environment absent drugs and alcohol.

In short, Bacone is a dry campus and expects students to help maintain this image in the community.


Statement of Drug and Alcohol Policies

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program Report  

Flyers and Brochures:

The Alateen support group for friends and family member of those who struggle with substance abuse

Cocaine risks

Drugs, Alcohol, and AIDS risks

Family therapy information

It’s not your fault; you are not alone

Opioid risks

Prescription medicine risks

Substance Abuse, Hepatitis C, and HIV risks in Native populations

Substance abuse treatment information

Statement of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

The information below is provided through 20 U.S. Code § 1091.

(r) Suspension of Eligibility For Drug-Related Offenses

(1) In General

A student who is convicted of any offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance for conduct that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving any grant, loan, or work assistance under this subchapter shall not be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance under this subchapter from the date of that conviction for the period of time specified in the following table:

If convicted of an offense involving:

The possession of a controlled substance:  Ineligibility period is:
First offense 1 year
Second offense 2 years
Third offense Indefinite.
The sale of a controlled substance:  Ineligibility period is: 
First offense 2 years
Second offense Indefinite.

Additional information is available on Federal Student Aid’s page on drug convictions and aid eligibility.

Our Drug-Free Policy

The following is part of Chapter 9 in Bacone’s Student Handbook:

The​ ​College​ ​has​ ​established​ ​a​ ​drug-free​ ​policy​ ​that​ ​includes​ ​drug​ ​and​ ​alcohol​ ​testing.​ ​The purpose​ ​of​ ​testing​ ​is​ ​to​ ​determine​ ​whether​ ​the​ ​body​ ​system​ ​contains​ ​a​ ​detectable​ ​amount​ ​of illegal​ ​drugs​ ​or​ ​alcohol.

Students​ ​who​ ​are​ ​convicted​ ​of​ ​a​ ​violation​ ​of​ ​criminal​ ​law​ ​involving​ ​drugs,​ ​including​ ​a​ ​plea​ ​of​ ​no contest,​ ​are​ ​not​ ​eligible​ ​to​ ​receive​ ​Federal​ ​Financial​ ​Aid​ ​(Title​ ​IV​ ​funding).​ ​Students​ ​who​ ​are​ ​in violation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​drug-free​ ​policy​ ​may​ ​be​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​discipline​ ​up​ ​to​ ​and​ ​including​ ​expulsion. The​ ​presence​ ​of​ ​such​ ​drugs​ ​or​ ​alcohol,​ ​if​ ​detected​ ​and​ ​verified​ ​at​ ​or​ ​in​ ​excess​ ​of​ ​the​ ​prohibited levels,​ ​will​ ​be​ ​grounds​ ​for​ ​discipline.​ ​A​ ​student’s​ ​failure​ ​to​ ​properly​ ​execute​ ​and​ ​fully​ ​comply with​ ​the​ ​terms,​ ​conditions,​ ​and​ ​obligations​ ​of​ ​our​ ​policy​ ​will​ ​automatically​ ​result in​ ​disciplinary​ ​sanctions.

1.​ ​All​ ​students​ ​are​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​random​ ​testing​ ​at​ ​any​ ​time.

2.​ ​All​ ​athletes​ ​are​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​testing​ ​as​ ​required​ ​by​ ​league​ ​and​ ​NAIA​ ​rules.

All​ ​students​ ​are​ ​required​ ​as​ ​a​ ​condition​ ​of​ ​status​ ​as​ ​a​ ​student,​ ​to​ ​comply​ ​with​ ​the​ ​following requirements:

1.​ ​Voluntary,​ ​written,​ ​continuing​ ​consent​ ​(as​ ​required​ ​by​ ​the​ ​College)​ ​authorizing​ ​the collection​ ​of​ ​blood​ ​and/or​ ​urine​ ​specimen(s)​ ​from​ ​the​ ​student​ ​for​ ​the​ ​purpose​ ​of performing​ ​urinalysis​ ​and/or​ ​blood​ ​testing​ ​to​ ​detect​ ​specified​ ​levels​ ​of​ ​drugs​ ​and​ ​alcohol;

2.​ ​Voluntary,​ ​written​ ​consent​ ​to​ ​authorize​ ​the​ ​release​ ​of​ ​the​ ​testing​ ​conclusions​ ​to​ ​the College;

3.​ ​Providing​ ​samples​ ​as​ ​and​ ​when​ ​required​ ​in​ ​conformance​ ​with​ ​this​ ​Policy;​ ​and

4.​ ​Performing​ ​the​ ​other​ ​duties​ ​stated​ ​in​ ​this​ ​Policy.

The​ ​College​ ​prohibits​ ​the​ ​following​ ​conduct​ ​at​ ​all​ ​times​ ​on​ ​or​ ​off​ ​College​ ​premises​ ​by​ ​students:

1.​ ​Distributing,​ ​dispensing,​ ​manufacturing,​ ​possessing,​ ​selling,​ ​transferring,​ ​obtaining​ ​or using​ ​illegal​ ​drugs​ ​or​ ​controlled​ ​substances​ ​or​ ​drug​ ​paraphernalia​ ​are​ ​prohibited​ ​at​ ​all times.

2.​ ​Abuse​ ​of​ ​legal​ ​(“Prescribed”)​ ​drugs​ ​including​ ​but​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​distributing,​ ​dispensing, obtaining​ ​or​ ​selling​ ​prescription​ ​drugs​ ​or​ ​abusing​ ​legal​ ​drugs​ ​in​ ​any​ ​manner​ ​contrary​ ​to the​ ​specified​ ​restrictions​ ​imposed​ ​by​ ​valid​ ​prescription.

3.​ ​Drunkenness,​ ​public​ ​intoxication,​ ​and​ ​underage​ ​consumption​ ​of​ ​alcohol.

Any​ ​person​ ​who​ ​has​ ​any​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​any​ ​violation​ ​of​ ​any​ ​part​ ​of​ ​this​ ​Policy​ ​is​ ​required​ ​to immediately​ ​and​ ​fully​ ​report​ ​the​ ​matter​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​918-781-7200.

Failure​ ​to​ ​report​ ​a​ ​known​ ​or​ ​suspected​ ​violation​ ​constitutes​ ​a​ ​violation​ ​of​ ​this​ ​Policy​ ​and​ ​will subject​ ​the​ ​student​ ​to​ ​disciplinary​ ​action.

A​ ​student​ ​whose​ ​alcohol​ ​or​ ​drug​ ​test​ ​is​ ​confirmed​ ​positive,​ ​or​ ​who​ ​otherwise​ ​violates​ ​this​ ​Policy, is​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​discipline​ ​as​ ​follows:

1.​ ​Confirmed​ ​positive​ ​test​ ​results​ ​for​ ​illegal​ ​drugs​ ​or​ ​substances​ ​in​ ​excess​ ​of​ ​established

limits:​ ​​ ​Referral​ ​for​ ​discipline​ ​up​ ​to​ ​and​ ​including​ ​expulsion​ ​and/or​ ​arrest.

2.​ ​Referral​ ​for​ ​discipline.

Other​ ​violations​ ​of​ ​law​ ​may​ ​result​ ​in​ ​referral​ ​for​ ​discipline​ ​up​ ​to​ ​and​ ​including​ ​expulsion​ ​and/or​ ​arrest.

Our No-Tobacco Policy

The following is part of Chapter 7 in Bacone’s Student Handbook:

Bacone​ ​College​ ​has​ ​adopted​ ​this​ ​policy​ ​prohibiting​ ​tobacco​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​campus.​ ​This policy​ ​is​ ​instituted​ ​to​ ​promote​ ​the​ ​health​ ​and​ ​well​ ​being​ ​of​ ​the​ ​campus​ ​community;​ ​to​ ​preserve and​ ​protect​ ​college​ ​property;​ ​and​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​a​ ​clean​ ​and​ ​healthy​ ​environment​ ​that​ ​is​ ​conducive​ ​to academic​ ​and​ ​athletic​ ​pursuits​ ​of​ ​students,​ ​faculty​ ​and​ ​staff.

The​ ​use​ ​of​ ​tobacco​ ​(includes,​ ​but​ ​is​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​cigarette,​ ​cigar,​ ​chew,​ ​pipe,​ ​snuff,​ ​pouch,​ ​vapor products,​ ​and​ ​all​ ​other​ ​tobacco​ ​related​ ​products)​ ​is​ ​prohibited​ ​in​ ​all​ ​areas​ ​of​ ​property​ ​owned​ ​or controlled​ ​by​ ​Bacone​ ​College,​ ​the​ ​Residence​ ​Halls​ ​and​ ​any​ ​covered​ ​walkway​ ​around​ ​the residence​ ​halls,​ ​Student​ ​Life​ ​areas​ ​and​ ​classrooms.​ ​Any​ ​area​ ​within​ ​25​ ​feet​ ​of​ ​an​ ​entrance​ ​door​ ​is also​ ​a​ ​prohibited​ ​area.

Marijuana​ ​is​ ​classified​ ​as​ ​an​ ​illegal​ ​substance​ ​in​ ​the​ ​state​ ​of​ ​Oklahoma​ ​and​ ​is​ ​therefore​ ​illegal​ ​to possess,​ ​distribute,​ ​or​ ​use​ ​on​ ​campus.​

Designated​ ​smoking​ ​areas​ ​include:

•​ ​​Locations​ ​outside​ ​campus​ ​facilities

Responsibility​ ​and​ ​Implementation​ ​of​ ​Policy:

a)​ ​The​ ​President,​ ​Vice-Presidents,​ ​Department​ ​Heads​ ​and​ ​all​ ​other​ ​supervisors​ ​are​ ​generally responsible​ ​for​ ​the​ ​implementation​ ​and​ ​enforcement​ ​of​ ​this​ ​Tobacco​ ​Policy.​ ​Bacone College​ ​expects,​ ​in​ ​light​ ​of​ ​the​ ​health​ ​issues​ ​involved,​ ​that​ ​people​ ​will​ ​comply​ ​with​ ​this policy​ ​out​ ​of​ ​self-interest​ ​and​ ​concern​ ​for​ ​others.​ ​However,​ ​complaints​ ​regarding​ ​this policy,​ ​or​ ​disputes​ ​regarding​ ​its​ ​implementation,​ ​should​ ​be​ ​referred​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students.

b)​ ​Responsibility​ ​for​ ​honoring​ ​the​ ​provisions​ ​of​ ​this​ ​policy​ ​will​ ​be​ ​the​ ​obligation​ ​of​ ​all employee,​ ​students​ ​and​ ​visitors​ ​of​ ​Bacone​ ​College.

Resolution​ ​of​ ​Complaints​ ​and​ ​Enforcement​ ​of​ ​Policy:

The​ ​standard​ ​used​ ​in​ ​resolving​ ​complaints​ ​of​ ​disputes​ ​concerning​ ​the​ ​Tobacco​ ​Policy​ ​will​ ​be​ ​that the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​breathe​ ​clean​ ​air​ ​and​ ​function​ ​in​ ​a​ ​tobacco-free​ ​environment​ ​is​ ​superior​ ​to​ ​the​ ​choice of​ ​using​ ​tobacco.​ ​The​ ​success​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Tobacco​ ​Policy​ ​for​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​depends​ ​upon​ ​the thoughtfulness,​ ​consideration,​ ​and​ ​cooperation​ ​of​ ​tobacco​ ​and​ ​non-tobacco​ ​users.​ ​All​ ​members of​ ​the​ ​campus​ ​community​ ​have​ ​a​ ​responsibility​ ​to​ ​observe​ ​this​ ​no​ ​tobacco​ ​use​ ​policy.​ ​All employees​ ​and​ ​students​ ​are​ ​encouraged​ ​to​ ​remind​ ​others​ ​of​ ​the​ ​restrictions​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Tobacco​ ​Policy when​ ​appropriate.

The Health Risks of Substance Abuse

Anabolic Steroids: psychological or physical dependence, virilization, edema, testicular atrophy, gymecomastia, acne, depression, and aggressive behavior.

Alcohol: Physical and psychological dependency, impaired memory, slurred speech, drunken behavior, vitamin deficiency, organ damage, vomiting, respiratory depression, loss of consciousness, trembling, anxiety, insomnia, vitamin deficiency, confusion, hallucinations, convulsions, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome for one’s child, and possible death. 

Cannabis: relaxed inhibitions, increased appetite, disorientation, fatigue, paranoia, and possible psychosis. Withdrawal may occasionally result in insomnia, hyperactivity, and decreased appetite.

Depressants: slurred speech, disorientation, appearance of intoxication, impaired memory, shallow respiration, clammy skin, dilated pupils, weak and rapid pulse, coma and possible death.

Hallucinogens: disorientation, teeth grinding, dehydration, altered perception of time and distance, increased body temperature, muscle aches, and cardiac arrest.

Inhalants: flushing, hypotension, headache, impaired memory, slurred speech, drunken behavior, slow onset, vitamin deficiency, organ damage, respiratory depression, loss of consciousness, and possible death.

Narcotics: high potential for both physical and psychological dependence, drowsiness, respiratory depression, constricted pupils, nausea, shallow breathing, clammy skin, irritability, tremors, panic, nausea, chills, sweating, convulsions, coma, and death.

Stimulants: physical dependence and psychological dependence, excitation, euphoria, increased pulse rate and blood pressure, insomnia, decreased appetite, agitation, increased body temperature, apathy, long periods of sleep, irritability, depression, and disorientation, hallucinations, convulsions, and possible death.

Local Resources

Green Country Mental Health and Substance Abuse
619 N Main St.
Muskogee, OK 74401

Monarch Addiction Treatment Center
501 Fredonia St.
Muskogee, OK 74403
(918) 683-0124

Narconon Arrowhead Drug & Alcohol Rehab Addiction Treatment Center
69 Arrowhead Loop
Canadian, OK 74425
(855) 646-8505

New Pathways
111 1/2, S York St
Muskogee, OK 74403
(918) 682-7797

Online Resources

SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
National Helpline: 1-800-622-HELP (4357)
SAMHSA Helpline web page with other resources
Publications list

If you would like to report an incident

The campus police officer on duty may be contacted at (918) 781-7200.  Reports may also be made through the President’s hotline.