Drug-Free Campus Policy

Nunez Community College prohibits the abuse of drugs, including alcohol, on campus, or at any activity sanctioned by the College. It is unlawful to possess, use, or distribute illicit drugs on Nunez property, or at any college-sponsored event, whether or not the event is conducted on campus. In addition, Nunez prohibits the use of alcohol on campus, except when approval is granted by the Chancellor for employees, outside groups, and student organizations. Students and employees who wish to serve alcohol at approved College functions must request approval in writing no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled event.

In addition, the Nunez Campus is a Tobacco-Free environment since legislation was passed in August 2014.

The College will provide referral services, and other assistance to students, faculty, and staff who seek help with substance abuse problems. The following sanctions will apply for failure to comply with the drug-free policy:

College Sanctions

Violation of the College drug policy by students, faculty, or staff will result in disciplinary action. Depending on the nature of the offense, this can take the form of a written reprimand, suspension, demotion, reduction in pay, or termination of the person’s association with Nunez.

Legal Sanctions

In Louisiana, the production, manufacture, distribution, dispensing, or possession of illegal drugs is punishable by law. The Criminal Code of Louisiana carries specific penalties for the possession and use of illegal drugs.

It is also unlawful in Louisiana for anyone under 21 years of age to purchase or possess any alcoholic beverage for any reason in any place open to the public. Driving under the influence of alcohol is also illegal in Louisiana. Anyone with a blood alcohol level of .08 or above (or above the legal limit in force at the time of occurrence) will be charged with driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated.

Programs Available for Substance Abuse Counseling, Treatment, or Rehabilitation

The following clinics provide evaluations and out-patient treatment and are means of referral to in-patient public treatment facilities.

Jefferson Parish
Addictive Disorders Center

5001 West Bank Expressway
Marrero, LA  70072

St. Tammany Parish
Florida Parish Human Service Authority (FPHSA)

2331 Carey St.
Slidell, LA  70456

NorthLake Addictive Disorder Clinic
900 Wilkinson Street
Mandeville, LA  70448
(Only Adults at least 21 years old)