Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Ozarks Technical Community College commits itself to providing a safe, positive and healthy environment for students and employees. In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, OTC established a drug and alcohol abuse prevention program for students and employees. OTC designed this program to raise awareness across the institution about the risks of, policies governing and available resources for alcohol and drug abuse. OTC policies provide, in part, that no student or employee shall consume, possess, manufacture, distribute or sell any unauthorized alcoholic beverages or illicit drugs or be under the influence of such substances on college owned or controlled property or at events sponsored by OTC. In observance of state law, no person under the age of twenty-one (21) may purchase or attempt to purchase, or have in his or her possession, any alcoholic or intoxicating beverage on the college premises or at college sponsored events. OTC complies with all laws related to underage drinking and OTC will refer any violation of the state’s underage drinking laws to the appropriate authorities.