Apr 23, 2024  
2023 - 2024 Student Handbook 
2023 - 2024 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Drugs and Alcohol

Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act

EICC strives to provide an educational environment that promotes the health and safety of its students, faculty, and staff. To this end, EICC complies with the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

It is our intent and obligation to provide a drug-free, healthful, safe, and secure campus environment in order to promote an optimum learning environment.

The college recognizes drug abuse as a potential health, safety, and security problem. Students needing help in dealing with such problems are encouraged to seek help and utilize the resources made available through the campus and the community.

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance on college premises or while representing the college off campus is absolutely prohibited. Violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion, and may have legal consequences.

Alcoholic beverages may be allowed at certain college events with prior administrative approval. The guidelines for the utilization of alcoholic beverages at student events are available from the designated college activities coordinator. Violations of the District policies regarding alcoholic beverages will result in disciplinary action.

Resources for Substance Abuse Prevention and Referral

Our professionally trained staff is here to help. We are interested in providing information to the staff and students to promote prevention of substance abuse. We are concerned about providing support mechanisms to address the immediate problem of individuals who are abusing substances and to obtain the professional intervention needed to assist them. These resources are available at our colleges or in our community:

  1. Our professionally trained staff is here to help. If you are concerned about your own or another’s use of substances, they can assist in making an appropriate referral for you.
  2. Clinton Community College refers students to New Directions, Inc., Center for alcohol and other chemical dependencies. The New Directions offices are located at 250 20th Avenue North, Clinton Iowa 52732. The New Directions phone number is (563) 243-2124. Services available through New Directions include direct counseling with clients and their families, immediate hospitalization and detoxification and treatment if needed, follow-up treatment after hospitalization, residential care at the King House, a transition center for substance abusers, twenty-four-hour staff availability and aftercare.
  3. Muscatine Community College refers students to New Horizons for alcohol and other chemical dependencies. New Horizons’ office is located at 1616 Cedar Street, Muscatine, Iowa 52761. The phone number is (563) 264-9409. Services available through New Horizons include direct counseling with clients and their families, follow-up treatment after hospitalization, 24- hour staff availability, aftercare, evaluation and referral, and adult Children of Alcoholics group.
  4. Scott Community College, in conjunction with the Center for Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS), has agreed to assist individuals and families requesting prevention or treatment services. For more information on services provided by the Center for Alcohol and Drug Services, please call: Iowa (563) 322-2667 24 hours a day; Illinois (309) 788-4571; Prevention (563) 355-0096. The Center is a private, nonprofit corporation offering programs focused on the reduction and/or elimination of alcohol and other drug abuse. Because each individual has different needs, the Center’s continuum of care provides a variety of flexible programs for individuals and families, with or without the ability to pay for services.

    Educational programming for individuals and groups is also available.

    Topic examples include:
    1. The Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency.
    2. Alcoholism and its Effects on the Spouse or Significant Other.
    3. Alcoholism and its Effects on Children.
    4. The Prevention of Alcohol/Substance Abuse.

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Michael Beane
Dean of Student Development
Scott Community College
(563) 441-4016

Shelly Cram Rahlf
Dean of Student Development
Muscatine Community College
(563) 288-6001

Michelle Allmendinger
Dean of Student Development
Clinton Community College
(563) 244-7002

Deb Sullivan
EEO/Title IX Coordinator
(563) 336-3300

Health Effects of Substance Abuse

For a chart of drugs of abuse/uses and effects visit: https://www.dea.gov/factsheets

Legal Sanctions and Penalties

Iowa Alcohol Related Laws

Underage possession, purchase, consumption:

  1. First offense - simple misdemeanor, $100 fine.
  2. Second Offense - simple misdemeanor, $500 fine and loss of driving privileges not to exceed one year or substance abuse evaluation.
  3. Subsequent Violators - simple misdemeanor, $1,500 fine and loss of driving privileges not to exceed one year.


  • 1st offense - 48 hours in jail, $1,250 fine.
  • 2nd offense - 7 days in jail, $1,850 fine
  • 3rd offense - 30 days in jail or commitment to prison (5 years maximum), $3,125 fine.

For more information: https://abd.iowa.gov/ 

Federal and State Drug Penalties

Substance Abuse Resources

For a chart of Federal Trafficking Penalties, visit https://www.dea.gov/