Alcohol and Substance Abuse
It is the policy of Harper College to provide a drug and alcohol free environment and work place as defined by the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1994.
Harper College prohibits the unlawful possession, use, distribution, dispensing and manufacture of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its property or as part of any College activity.
Students who violate this policy will be governed by the College's Student Conduct Code and subject to disciplinary action up to and including suspension, expulsion and referral for prosecution. Employees who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with their appropriate employee group regulations up to and including suspension, termination of employment and referral for prosecution.
Students, employees and visitors are subject to local, state and federal laws. Criminal penalties for such violations may include assigned community service, fines and imprisonment. In addition, property used in connection with illegal drugs may be confiscated, federal student loans, grants and contracts may be denied, and driving privileges may be revoked. Penalties for violations.
Criminal Records Checks are processed by the Harper College Police for students in various classes or programs. The criminal records will be checked within the Illinois State Police database. The results are received within 1-2 weeks for most students.
Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
In compliance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, Public Law 106-386 Section 1601 it is noted that the identity of "Registered Sex Offenders" known to Harper College and registered as students or employed by Harper College is available to interested persons at the Department of Public Safety, Public Safety Building, B101, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, Illinois 60067 upon request. or by visiting the Illinois Sex Offender Information Web site.
Harper College also recommends students, faculty and staff members to review the Illinois Sexual Assault and Prevention Information.
Crime Prevention Programs
The Harper College Police Department has adopted a proactive approach to crime prevention that involves all constituencies of the College community. Crime prevention programs on personal safety and other security related topics are sponsored by various campus organizations throughout the year. The program includes the distribution of literature, public information displays, guest lecturers and other crime prevention presentations to campus groups each school year.