3.1-7 Specific Policies Regarding Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco

3.1–7.a. Alcohol Policy

Central students agree that they will not drink alcoholic beverages. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of alcohol by Central Christian College of the Bible’s students is prohibited. The use or possession of alcohol by Central’s students (regardless of age) is also prohibited. This includes all students who live on-campus or off-campus (commuter), online, part-time, or full-time.

3.1–7.b. Drug Policy

Central is committed to a drug-free environment. The use or possession of illegal drugs by Central’s students is also prohibited. While it is legal in the state of Missouri, Central does not allow marijuana for recreational use on our campus. Because of the detrimental effects that illegal drug use has on our physical, mental, and spiritual health, it is the policy that no student or staff member will be allowed to use illegal drugs on or off campus. If it is determined that such use or distribution has occurred, or is occurring, the student will be dismissed and urged, if necessary, to find a counselor or treatment center through the American Association of Christian Counselors.

In addition, local, state, and federal laws also prohibit the unlawful possession, use, distribution, and sale of alcohol and illicit drugs. Criminal penalties for violation of such laws range from fines up to $20,000 to imprisonment for terms up to and including life. If at a later time, the person wishes again to become a student at Central Christian College, an investigation will be conducted by the VP of Student Development to determine if any drug problem still exists. If there is sufficient evidence that the student is no longer using illegal substances, he or she may, if all other requirements are met, re-enter the school. However, the student will be on disciplinary probation for the first semester of study following reentry and may be required to pass a drug test. Additionally, non-prescription (recreational) drugs will not be permitted. Prescription drugs must be taken in accordance with the advice of a doctor and should only be legally obtained.

3.1–7.c. Tobacco Policy

Central is a smoke-free campus. Students are prohibited from using tobacco in any form. Vapor or E-cigarettes, nicotine gum, and patches are all prohibited without the expressed permission of the VP of Student Development.

3.1–7.d. Prevention

Central Christian College of the Bible’s Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program consists of the following components. The program consists of the distribution of policies of the College and is given to each student each year during registration through the distribution of the Student Handbook. Included in the handbook are the College’s expectations of its students and staff to maintain a drug and alcohol-free environment and the consequences if a violation occurs. 

Students who struggle with drug, alcohol, and tobacco use are encouraged to speak with their RDA, RA, and/or RD, or with the Dean of Students, or the VP of Student Development for advice and options for assistance. We encourage our students to be proactive in setting up an appropriate support structure in order to prevent relapses