BP 19-30 – Drug Free Schools

State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education

BP 19-30

APPROVED: July 12, 1990
EFFECTIVE: October 1, 1990
REPEALED: September 14, 2000
READOPTED: August 25, 2001
REVISED: February 11, 2015
REVISED: April 13, 2022

REFERENCE(S): Drug-Free Schools and Communities Amendments Act of 1989 (PL 101-226); Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations 34 C.F.R. Part 86


/S.R. Heath, Jr./
The Honorable S.R. Heath, Jr., Chair


It is the policy of the Board to maintain compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Amendments Act of 1989, (the “Act”). The Act requires that, as a condition of receiving funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, an institution of higher education must certify that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. This includes providing an annual notice to all students and employees and a biennial review of college drug and alcohol prevention programs.

In compliance with the Act, the Colorado Community College System prohibits the unlawful manufacture, dispensation, possession, use, or distribution of a controlled substance (illicit drugs and alcohol) of any kind and in any amount. These prohibitions cover any individual’s actions that are part of any college activities, including those occurring while on college property or in the conduct of college business away from the campus.


This policy applies to the Colleges within the Colorado Community College System (CCCS).


Failure to comply with the Act may result in the loss of all federal funds.


The Chancellor shall promulgate such procedures as may be needed to implement this policy.