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from seeking to gain unauthorized access and respect the rights of other computer users. Students failing to observe the College's computer use guidelines will be subject to disciplinary action.

Debts to the College BCC reserves the right to withhold grades, tran- scripts, degrees, registration privileges, or any combination thereof, from any student or former student who has failed to pay a proper financial obligation due the District (i.e., returned check, unpaid loan, equipment breakage, unpaid library fine, etc.). Any item(s) withheld shall be released when the student satisfactorily meets the finan- cial obligation. Returned checks must be paid in the form of cash or a cashier's check, and a return check charge of $10 will be added to the amount of the check.

Drug and Alcohol Policy Barstow College supports a drug-free environ- ment. Both the abuse and moderate use of alcohol and illegal drugs can result in injury and death. While chronic problems are associated with long- term abuse, damage can occur from moderate or even a single experimental use of a substance. Alcohol and drug use seriously impair learning and motivation; disrupts the classroom; jeopard- izes our physical and mental health; subjects us to criminal penalties, injures our families; erodes our relationships; and inhibits our ability to bene- fit from an education. Barstow College therefore asks you to support, maintain and promote actively a drug-free learning environment by being aware and informing others of College poli- cies, referral sources for help and the substantial legal, personal and health consequences associat- ed with use. If you or someone you know is hav- ing problems with alcohol or drugs, seek out con- fidential assistance on-campus, or from one of the community agencies listed below.

District Policy In accordance with federal and state laws, it is unlawful to manufacture, possess, use, sell or dis- tribute alcohol, narcotics or other controlled sub- stances on College property or at any College- sponsored activities and is subject to disciplinary action.

Health Consequences Even experimental use of substances may result in:

  • Impaired learning due to poor concentration, fatigue, drowsiness, anxiety, altered percep- tion, confusion, indifference, depersonaliza- tion, memory loss, panic attacks and drug- induced psychiatric problems.

  • Impaired judgment leading to driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, accidents, vio- lent and abusive behavior, criminal acts, financial troubles, unwanted pregnancy, sex- ually transmitted diseases, acquaintance rape, attempted or accomplished suicide, permanent injury or death as a result of sub- stance overdose.

  • The intravenous use of drugs can result in hepatitis, tetanus, abscesses and AIDS.

  • The use of stimulants can lead to cardiac fib- rillation, heart attack, seizures, respiratory arrest and death.

  • The most common negative health conse- quences from occasional drinking are trau- ma-related (i.e., auto accidents, violent and abusive acts) and involve both the drinker and non-drinking victims.

  • Long-term alcohol abuse can cause brain damage, cirrhosis of the liver, hepatitis, per- manent incardination, ulcer disease, gastritis, pancreatitis, heart disease, stroke, anemia, sexual dysfunction, cancers and many other health problems.

Barstow College Legal Sanctions As a Barstow College student, you are subject to both College regulations and the laws and penal- ties of the State of California for alcohol/drug offenses. As a student, if you are under the influ- ence of alcohol and/or drugs, or if you are discov- ered selling, or dispensing drugs on campus or at any College function, you can be suspended, expelled and criminally prosecuted.

State of California Legal Sanctions For a first offense of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, you may serve 96 hours to six months in jail and pay a fine. It is unlawful for anyone with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08 percent or above to drive a motor vehicle or ride a bicycle on a highway.

  • For possession of marijuana (1 oz. or less),

you can be fined up to $100 and receive a


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