Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Reading Area Community College does not tolerate the abuse of alcohol or illegal drugs on campus. The College has several policies concerning the use and/or abuse of substances on its campus, and will prosecute abusers to the full extent of the law.
The following links provide information concerning campus policies, and the effects of substance abuse. Included in RACC's drug and alcohol policies is a listing of some possible consequences of abusing substances on campus. These consequences may include expulsion from campus or immediate termination of employment, as well as additional consequences imposed by state or local laws.
- Campus Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy
- Employee Guidelines
- Rehabilitation Services for RACC employees which are covered by health insurance
- Health Risks associated with Substance Abuse
Legal Alcohol Use on Campus
The president and/or the board of trustees must approve any use of alcohol on campus prior to the event where alcohol is being served. Alcohol will only be served on campus using a third-party service. Never at any time will one employee be serving another employee alcohol. If any form of alcohol is for sale (during a board-sanctioned event), the college will obtain a one-day liquor license to permit the sale of alcohol on campus by the third-party vendor serving the alcohol.
Substance Abuse Prevention
Below you will find information on the prevention and signs of substance abuse, as well as rehab programs to help individuals who have problems with substance use and/or abuse.
- Abuse Signs and Prevention
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Partnership for a Drug Free America
- Council on Chemical Abuse
- Drug and Alcohol Outpatient Services
- Alcoholics Anonymous: 610 Reading Avenue, Reading, PA 19611, 610-373-6500
- Narcotics Anonymous, 1452 Cotton Street, Reading, PA 19602, 610-374-5944