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.
Flyers and Brochures:
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|
|The sale of a controlled substance:||Ineligibility period is:|
|First offense||2 years|
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.
Green Country Mental Health and Substance Abuse
619 N Main St.
Muskogee, OK 74401
Monarch Addiction Treatment Center
501 Fredonia St.
Muskogee, OK 74403
Narconon Arrowhead Drug & Alcohol Rehab Addiction Treatment Center
69 Arrowhead Loop
Canadian, OK 74425
111 1/2, S York St
Muskogee, OK 74403