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STUDENT RIGHT-TO-KNOW CAMPUS SECURITY ACT OF 1990

Statement of Compliance

In compliance with the Student-Right-to-Know (SRTK) and Campus Security Act of 1990, and as a service to its community, Southeastern Technical College makes available its completion and transfer rates to all current and prospective students as well as an annual campus crime report.

Student-Right-to-Know

Beginning in Fall 2000, a cohort of all college students who were diploma and certificate seeking, attending first-time, full-time, were tracked over a three year period.  The completion and transfer rates are based on information submitted by each college to the U.S. Department of Education.  The rates do not represent the success rates of the entire student population at Southeastern Technical College (STC), nor do they account for student outcomes occurring after this three year tracking period.  The rates which follow exclude students with SRTK goals who are continuing students, as well as students who attend STC to upgrade job skills, gain new job skills, improve basic skills, maintain licenses, complete credits for high school, and/or to formulate career interests.  Also excluded are those who attended for intellectual or cultural desires.  This rate only reflects the graduation and completion of the 165, first-time, full-time students who enrolled Fall Quarter, 2001, and for whom 150% of the normal time-to-completion has elapsed.

Based on the cohort defined above, 40% of the STC cohort attained a degree or diploma within 3 years and 55% earned a certificate within 1.5 years.  A similar group of cohort students have been studied at every Georgia technical college.  While this information is calculated the same for all colleges, and is accurate, it can be misleading for a variety of reasons.

     The 2001-2004 SRTK cohort is based only on             20% of the total STC student population of           that time period.

     It consists only of students who entered STC:

      --    First-time;

      --    Full-time;

      --    For the Fall, 2001 term; and

      --    Sought a degree, diploma, or certificate opportunity.

     The SRTK figures do not include those who   transferred to another institution.

Finally, the rates do not describe other important features about the college and its students.  For example, the job placement rates during the past ten years have been 94% or more placed in field of study or related field of study.

More information concerning SRTK is available from the Southeastern Tech Student Affairs Office.

INFORMATION

Where it can be found

       Tuition and Fees Charged to Full-time

        and Part-Time Students:

                E Catalog, Discover (Schedule of Classes)

       Estimates of Costs Necessary for Books and Supplies:

                E Catalog

       Additional Program Costs for Enrolled and Prospective Students:

                E Catalog

       Refund Policy for the Return of Unearned Tuition and Fees and Other Refundable Costs:

                E Catalog

       Requirements and Procedures for Officially Withdrawing from Southeastern Tech:

                E Catalog

       Financial Aid Refund Policy:

                E Catalog

       Current Degree Programs and other Educational and Training Programs:

                E Catalog

       Instructional, Laboratory and other Physical Facilities related to our Academic Progress:

                E Catalog

       Southeastern Tech Faculty and other Instructional Personnel:

                E Catalog

       Names of Associations, Agencies, or Governmental Bodies that provide Accreditation, Approval, and Licensing:

                E Catalog

       Procedures for Reviewing Documents which Describe Accreditation, Approval, and Licensing:

                Office of Institutional Effectiveness

       Special Facilities and Services Available to Disabled Students:

                E Catalog

Individual designated and available to provide Student-Right-to-Know information:

                 Barry Dotson—Office 106

            Vice President for Student Affairs

                     3001 East First Street

                       Vidalia, GA  30474

                          912-538-3141

 

CAMPUS SECURITY

In compliance with Section 485 (a) and (f) of the Higher Education Act, also known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C. 1092 (a) and (f), Southeastern Tech is required to disclose, on an annual basis, data on crimes committed on campus and campus safety polices and procedures.

Among its provisions, this consumer protection law requires the school to collect, prepare, publish and distribute an annual statement of all campus security policies to all current and prospective students and employees.  Included in this report are statistics concerning the occurrence of campus crime.

The safety of students, visitors, faculty and staff is a top priority of Southeastern Tech and is the goal of a combined effort of the school administration and local law enforcement officials.

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

Local law enforcement provides 24-hour-a-day patrol protection on the Southeastern Tech Campus.  The officers are vested with full law enforcement powers as authorized by state and federal regulation.  They also receive in-service and specialized training in first aid, firearms, defensive tactics, legal updates, evidence gathering, traffic investigations, etc.

Officers are responsible for a full range of public services including crime reports, investigations, medical emergencies, and fire emergencies.  Other responsibilities include enforcement of laws regulating underage drinking, the use of controlled sub-stances, weapons, and all other incidents requiring law enforcement assistance.

All local law enforcement agencies are linked to a statewide computer system (Georgia Crime Information Center) and a nationwide computer system (National Crime Information Center).  Through these systems, crime suspect information and the serial numbers of all vehicles and office equipment stolen from the campus are rapidly reported nationwide.

SAFETY MEASURES

The Maintenance Department of Southeastern Tech maintains the buildings and grounds with a concern for safety and security.  It inspects campus facilities regularly and promptly makes repairs.  The department also responds to reports of potential safety and security hazards such as broken windows and locks.  Students, as well as faculty and staff, may also call the Maintenance Department at 538-3128 to report safety and security hazards.

Information on safety and security is provided to students, prospective students, faculty and staff members through staff meetings, student orientation programs, and published materials.

PROCEDURES FOR REPORTING INCIDENTS

In the event of an accident/injury, other medical emergency, or crime-related incident, the nearest instructor or staff member and an administrator should be notified.  It should be noted that this procedure is in no way meant to prohibit or impede the reporting of an emergency directly to the appropriate party (i.e., police department, fire department, ambulance, hospital, etc.).

Professional emergency care, if needed, will be secured by an administrator.  As a nonresidential institution, Southeastern Tech expects that the student will normally secure medical services through a family physician.

In the case of a serious accident or illness, the College will refer the student to the nearest hospital for emergency care and will notify the student’s next of kin.  It is to be understood that the student or the student’s family will be responsible for the cost of such emergency care.

If a crime has been committed, the administrator on duty will call the local police department.

INCIDENT REPORT

In the event of an accident/injury, other medical emergency, or crime-related incident involving a student, visitor, or employee at Southeastern Tech, an Incident Report Form must be completed.  The report should be returned to the Office for Student Affairs.

SEXUAL OFFENDER INFORMATION

The Toombs County Sheriff’s Department is the local law enforcement agency where information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained.  Also, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation maintains a searchable web site of registered sex offenders at:

www.ganet.org/gbi/sorsch.cgi.

SOUTHEASTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE CRIME STATISTICS

Southeastern Tech is committed to providing students with a safe and secure environment in which to learn and to keep parents and students well informed about campus security.  Southeastern Tech is committed to the enforcement of the Campus Security Act of 1990, which requires a school to compile an annual campus security report.  By September 1 of each year, a school must publish and distribute an annual campus security report to all current students and employees.

Current students, faculty and staff, as well as prospective students and employees, may contact the following individual for clarification or additional information:

                           Barry Dotson

            Vice President for Student Affairs

                          912-538-3141

              bdotson@southeasterntech.edu

    Category                                               2002   2003   2004

On Campus

Homicide:  Murder and Non-

                   negligent Manslaughter         0          0          0

Manslaughter

                   Negligent Manslaughter         0          0          0

Sex Offenses—Forcible                             0          0          0

Sex Offenses—Non-Forcible                    0          0          0

Robbery                                                        0          0          0

Aggravated Assault                                   0          0          0

Burglary                                                        0          0          0

Motor Vehicle Theft                                   0          0          0

Arson                                                            0          0          0

Hate Crimes***

Occurrences of Hate Crimes                      0          0          0

Arrests/Referrals

for Campus Disciplinary Action

Liquor Law Violations                                0          0          0

Drug Law Violations                                   0          0          0

Illegal Weapons Possession                     0          0          0     

 

 

    Category                                               2002   2003   2004

 

Non-Campus Buildings

Homicide:  Murder and Non-

                   negligent Manslaughter         0          0          0

Manslaughter

                   Negligent Manslaughter         0          0          0

Sex Offenses—Forcible                             0          0          0

Sex Offenses—Non-Forcible                    0          0          0

Robbery                                                        0          0          0

Aggravated Assault                                   0          0          0

Burglary                                                        0          0          0

Motor Vehicle Theft                                   0          0          0

Arson                                                            0          0          0

Hate Crimes***

Occurrences of Hate Crimes                      0          0          0

Arrests/Referrals for Campus Disciplinary Action

Liquor Law Violations                                0          0          0

Drug Law Violations                                   0          0          0

Illegal Weapons Possession                     0          0          0 

 

Category                                                   2002   2003   2004

Public Property

Homicide:  Murder and Non-

                   negligent Manslaughter         0          0          0

Manslaughter

                   Negligent Manslaughter         0          0          0

Sex Offenses—Forcible                             0          0          0

Sex Offenses—Non-Forcible                    0          0          0

Robbery                                                        0          0          0

Aggravated Assault                                   0          0          0

Burglary                                                        0          0          0

Motor Vehicle Theft                                   0          0          0

Arson                                                            0          0          0

Hate Crimes***

Occurrences of Hate Crimes                      0          0          0

Arrests/Referrals for Campus Disciplinary Action

Liquor Law Violations                                0          0          0

Drug Law Violations                                   0          0          0

Illegal Weapons Possession                     0          0          0 

 

    Category                                               2002   2003   2004

Non-Police

Homicide:  Murder and Non-

                   negligent Manslaughter         0          0          0

Manslaughter

                   Negligent Manslaughter         0          0          0

Sex Offenses—Forcible                             0          0          0

Sex Offenses—Non-Forcible                    0          0          0

Robbery                                                        0          0          0

Aggravated Assault                                   0          0          0

Burglary                                                        0          0          0

Motor Vehicle Theft                                   0          0          0

Arson                                                            0          0          0

Hate Crimes***

Occurrences of Hate Crimes                      0          0          0

 

Category                                                   2002   2003   2004

Local Statistics

Homicide:  Murder and Non-

                   negligent Manslaughter        4          0          1

Manslaughter

                   Negligent Manslaughter        0          0          0

Sex Offenses—Forcible                            3          0          2

Sex Offenses—Non-Forcible                   0          0          0

Robbery                                                     33        14        29

Aggravated Assault                              123        49        58

Burglary                                                   240        99      158

Motor Vehicle Theft                                49        21        40

Arson                                                        **       **       **

 

Hate Crimes***

Occurrences of Hate Crimes                      0          0          0

** Information not available at publication time.

NOTE: *** A “Hate Crime” is one in which the victim is selected intentionally because of his or her actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability.  Hate crimes must be reported by category of prejudice:  race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability.  For the purposes of this data collection, only the total number of hate crimes are being requested.  Hate crime information is gathered by the criminal offenses of:  (1) Murder/Non-negligent man-slaughter, (2) Aggravated Assault, (3) All forcible sex offenses, (4) Forcible rape, (5) Negligent Manslaughter, (6) Arson, and (7) Simple Assault.

WEAPONS POLICY

It is unlawful for an individual to bring to, possess, or have under such person’s control, any explosive compound, firearm, or knife designed for the purpose of offense or defense while at a public gathering (O.C.G.A. 16-11-127).  Having a license to carry a pistol is no justification under this policy.

Also prohibited on technical College campuses, in state-owned vehicles or at technical College functions, are other dangerous weapons including straight razors, blackjacks, any knife having a blade of three inches or more, bowie knife, switchblade knife, throwing knife, metal knuckles, spring sticks, any flailing instrument with two or more rigid parts hinged such that one or more parts can swing freely, nunchucks, fighting chains, any disk having two or more points or blades which is designed to be thrown or propelled, or other objects that may reasonably pose a danger to the health and safety of students, instructors, or any individual.

This policy exempts law enforcement officers, judges, magistrates, solicitors, district attorneys, prosecuting attorneys, and employees of the Department of Corrections, or employees of local or federal correctional facilities who are authorized to carry a firearm.  Also exempt are persons employed as campus police or security officers who are authorized to carry a weapon in accordance with Chapter 8, Title 20, and private detectives/security agents who hold firearms permits issued by the Georgia Board of Private Detective and Security Agencies.  Also exempt is any legal weapon carried in a locked container, locked compartment or locked gun rack in a privately owned vehicle.

An employee or student found in violation of this policy shall, in addition to any criminal action taken, be subject to dismissal from the College or termination of employment as determined by the President.

According to the Official Code of Georgia (O.C.G.A. 16-11-106), violation of this law can result in the following punishment:

     A fine of not more than $10,000; imprisonment           for not less than two, nor more than ten, years,     or both.  A juvenile who violates this shall be subject to the provision of O.C.G.A. 15-11-37.

DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES ACT

The abuse of alcohol and the use of illegal drugs by members of the Southeastern Technical College community are incompatible with the goals of the College.  In order to further the College’s commitment to provide a healthy and productive educational environment, and in compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, the College has established the following policy on alcohol and other drugs.

Drug-Free Campus Program

In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, Southeastern Tech provides the following information to provide a campus environment free of illicit drug use and alcohol abuse and to prevent the abuse of alcohol and drugs by students and employees.

Illegal Drugs

The use, possession, or distribution of narcotics, amphetamines, barbiturates, marijuana, hallucinogens, and any other dangerous or controlled drugs, not prescribed by a physician, is prohibited on Southeastern Tech’s property or at College sponsored events including student organization functions.  Any individual, known to be possessing, using, or distributing such drugs is subject to disciplinary action and possible arrest, imprisonment, or fine according to state law.

Alcoholic Beverages

Southeastern Tech seeks to encourage and sustain an academic environment that both respects individual freedom and promotes health, safety, and welfare of all members of its community.  In keeping with these objectives, Southeastern Tech adopts and enforces all of the State Board of Technical and Adult Education policies and guidelines governing the possession, sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages.  Selling or furnishing alcoholic beverages to anyone is not permitted on the Southeastern Tech campus.

Student Misconduct

The Southeastern Technical College student conduct regulations prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of alcohol and other drugs by students and student organizations.  The regulations also prohibit alcohol-related misconduct.  In addition, student organizations are not permitted to sponsor events where alcohol is present.  Sanctions for violation of these student conduct regulations may include alcohol and/or other drug education, mandated evaluation and treatment, community service, suspension, and/or expulsion.  Student organizations which knowingly permit illegal drug activity will be excluded from campus for a minimum of one year, and criminal charges will be filed with local law enforcement.

A federal drug conviction may result in the denial of federal benefits, such as student loans, grants, contracts, and professional and commercial licenses, up to one year for first offense, up to five years for second and subsequent offenses [21 U.S.C. sec. 853].  Moreover, any person convicted of a federal drug offense punishable by more than one year in prison will forfeit personal and real property related to the violation, including homes, vehicles, boats, aircraft, or any other personal belongings [21 U.S.C. sec. 853 (a) (2), 881 (a) (7) and 881 (a) (4)].  Further, persons convicted on federal charges of drug trafficking within 1,000 feet of Southeastern Tech may face penalties of prison terms and fines that are twice as high as the regular penalties for the offense, with a mandatory prison sentence of at least one year [921 U.S.C. sec. 845 (a)].

Student Sanctions

1.   Students indicted for possession or sale of      illegal drugs, alcohol, and/or other mind-altering sub-stances will be suspended from school, forfeit all claim to financial aid, and may be requested to repay all previously received financial aid;

2.   If a student is convicted (including a plea of nolo contendere) of committing certain felony

      offenses involving any criminal drug and/or alcohol statute of any jurisdiction, regardless of

      whether the alleged violations occurred at       the College or elsewhere, the student will be suspended immediately and denied state and/or

      federal funds from the date of conviction;

3.   The College shall notify the appropriate state/federal funding agency within 10 days after             after receiving notice of the conviction from the student or otherwise after receiving the            actual notice of conviction;

4.   With 30 days of notification of conviction, the             College shall, with respect to any student so          convicted, take additional appropriate action against such student, up to and including expul-            sion, as it deems necessary.

Title 20-1 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated states that any student of a public educational institution who is convicted, under the laws of the state, the United States, or any other state, of any felony offense involving the manufacture, distribution, sale, possession, or use of marijuana, a controlled substance, or a dangerous substance, shall, as of the date of conviction, be suspended from the public educational institution in which said person is enrolled.  Except for cases in which the College has previously taken disciplinary action against a student for the same offense, such suspension shall be effective as of the date of conviction, even though the educational institution may not complete all administrative actions necessary to implement such a suspension until a later date.  Except for cases in which the College has already imposed disciplinary sanctions for the same offense, such suspension shall continue through the end of the term, quarter, semester, or other similar period for which the student was enrolled as of the date of conviction.  The student shall forfeit any right to any academic credit otherwise earned or earnable for such term, quarter, semester, or other similar period; and the educational institution shall subsequently revoke any such academic credit which is granted prior to the completion of administrative actions necessary to implement such suspension.

STC Responsibility

The College is responsible for ensuring the development and implementation of a drug-free awareness program to inform students of the following:

     The dangers of the drug and alcohol abuse on the campus and elsewhere;

     Any available drug and alcohol counseling, rehabilitation and assistance programs;

     Any penalties to be imposed upon students for drug and alcohol abuse violations occurring on the campus.

Employee Misconduct

Employee misconduct related to alcohol or other drug abuse will not be tolerated.  The unlawful manufacture, distribution, sale, use, or possession of illegal drugs by employees of Southeastern Technical College is prohibited by the Technical College System of Georgia policy.  Violation of this policy will result in appropriate disciplinary sanctions, including referral for legal prosecution.

As a condition of employment, Southeastern Tech faculty and staff agree to abide by the terms of this policy and to notify the Personnel Department of any criminal drug arrest or conviction (including a plea of nolo contendere) no later than 5 working days after the arrest or conviction.  This policy applies to all employees regardless of the jurisdiction of arrest or whether the alleged violations occurred at the workplace or elsewhere.

As a condition of employment, all current and new employees must certify they have read and will abide by the terms of the Drug Free Policy.  Certification is placed in the employee’s personnel file.

Within 30 days of notification of conviction, Southeastern Tech shall, with respect to any employee so convicted:

1.   Take appropriate personnel action against such employee, up to, and including, termination;

2.   Require such employee to participate in a drug

      abuse assistance or rehabilitation program ap- proved for such purposes by a federal, state, or local health, law enforcement, or other appropriate agency.

Southeastern Tech is responsible for ensuring the development and implementation of a drug free awareness program to inform employees of the following:

1.   The dangers of drug abuse in the workplace and elsewhere;

2.   Any available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs;

3.   Any penalties to be imposed upon employees for drug abuse violations occurring in the work-place.

Health Risks Associated with the Useof Illicit Drugs and the Abuse of Alcohol

The use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol can, and in many instances, very probably will, lead to serious health problems, chemical dependency, deterioration of the quality of life, and, if untreated, early death.

Cocaine provides a short-lived “high” followed by depression, paranoia, anxiety, guilt, anger and fear.  It can cause rapid physical and psychological addiction.  In some instances, cocaine may cause a heart attack or sudden death, even on the first use.  The dangers of this highly addictive drug and its close derivative, “crack”, are evidenced daily through the news media.  Overdose of cocaine (or other stimulants) can cause agitation, increase in body temperature, hallucinations, convulsions and possible death.

Marijuana, like cocaine, provides a short-term high, and like cocaine, is addictive.  While the “high” may last only a short time, traces remain in the body for a month or more, inhibiting short-term memory, reducing reaction time and impairing visual tracking.  It may also cause an inability to abstract and understand concepts.  In some instances it can depress the immune system, increase the risk of heart attack, contribute to lung diseases, and infertility.  Marijuana and other cannabis can cause euphoria, relaxed inhibitions, increased appetite and disoriented behavior.    Overdose can cause fatigue, paranoia and possible death.

Depressants such as barbiturates, chloral hydrate, benzodiazepines, etc., can cause slurred speech, disorientation and drunken behavior without the odor of alcohol.  Overdose can cause shallow respiration, clammy skin, dilated pupils, weak and rapid pulse, coma, and possible death.

Hallucinogens such as LSD, Mescaline and Peyote, amphetamine variants, etc., can cause illusions and hallucinations, and poor perception of time and distance.  Overdose can cause longer, more intense illusionary hallucinatory episodes, psychosis and possible death.

Narcotics such as opium, heroin, morphine, and codeine can cause euphoria, drowsiness, respiratory depression, constricted pupils and nausea.  Overdose of narcotics can cause slow and shallow breathing, clammy skin, convulsions, coma and possible death.

Prescription drugs, used improperly, can cause tired-ness, or hyperactivity, impaired reflexes, brain dam-age, and, in some instances, addiction or death.

Alcohol, used abusively, will impair judgment, result in anxiety, feelings of guilt, depression and isolation.  Prolonged use may cause liver and heart disease, cancer, and psychological problems and dependency in the form of alcoholism.  Alcohol used by pregnant women is the leading preventable cause of mental retardation in children.

NOTE:  See chart on the following page for possible long-term effects of substance abuse.

Criminal Sanctions

Under Georgia and federal law, it is a crime to possess, manufacture, sell, or distribute illegal drugs.  As required by federal regulations, charts at the current Safe and Secure Web site detail federal penalties for drug trafficking and state sanctions for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs.

Federal sanctions for the illegal possession of drugs include imprisonment up to 1 year and/or a minimum fine of $1,000 for a first conviction; imprisonment for 15 days to 2 years and a minimum fine of $2,500 for a second drug conviction; and imprisonment for 90 days to 3 years and a minimum fine of $5000 for a third or subsequent drug conviction.  For possession of a mixture or substance which contains a cocaine base, federal sanctions includes 5 to 20 years in prison and a minimum fine of $1000 for a first conviction if the mixture or substance exceeds 5 grams, for a second conviction if the mixture or substance exceeds 3 grams, and for a third or subsequent conviction if the mixture or substance exceeds 1 gram. Additional possible penalties for the illegal possession of drugs are forfeiture of real or personal property used to possess or to facilitate possession of a controlled substance if the offense is punishable by more than 1 year imprisonment; forfeiture of vehicles, boats, aircraft, or any other conveyance used, or intended for use, to transport or conceal drugs; civil fine up to $10,000 per violation; denial of federal benefits, such as student loans, grants, contracts, and professional and commercial licenses for up to 1 year for the first and up to 5 years for a second or subsequent offense; successful completion of a drug treatment program; community service; and ineligibility to receive or purchase a firearm.

Georgia law prohibits the purchase or possession of alcohol by a person under the age of 21, or the furnishing of alcohol to such a person.  Driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs also is illegal.  It is against Georgia law, under certain circumstances, to walk and be upon a roadway while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.  The punishment for these offenses may include imprisonment, payment of fine, mandatory treatment and education programs, community service, and mandatory loss of one’s driver’s license.

The use, possession, manufacture, distribution, dispensing, and trafficking of illegal drugs is prohibited by federal law.  Strict penalties are provided for drug convictions, including mandatory prison terms for many offenses.  The following information, although not complete, is an overview of potential federal statutory maximum penalties.

However, precise federal sentencing is governed by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.  Please note that sentencing under these guidelines can result in penalties that are more severe than the federal statutory maximums and which are more severe than the penalties imposed under state law under certain circumstances.

NOTE:  See chart above for possible penalties for substance possession.

A federal drug conviction may result in the denial of federal benefits, such as student loans, grants, contracts, and professional and commercial licenses, up to one year for first offense, up to five years for second and subsequent offenses [21 U.S.C. sec. 853].  Moreover, any person convicted of a federal drug offense punishable by more than one year in prison will forfeit personal and real property related to the violation, including homes, vehicles, boats, aircraft, or any other personal belongings [21 U.S.C. sec. 853(a)(2), 881(a)(7) and 881(a)(4)].  Further, persons convicted on federal drug trafficking within 1,000 feet of Southeastern Technical College may face penalties of prison terms and fines that are twice as high as regular penalties for the offense, with a mandatory prison sentence of at least one year {921 U.S.C. sec. 845(a)].  

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education Programs

A variety of counseling services and treatment centers are available throughout the state for anyone experiencing problems related to substance abuse.  Although most counseling and treatment centers charge for their services, some programs are free of charge.  Faculty, staff, and students should avail themselves of sources to identify the services or programs which most closely meet their specific needs.

Consistent with its educational mission, Southeastern Tech provides useful and informative educational programs on drug/alcohol abuse.  Programs of this type begin with orientation each quarter.  A variety of departments sponsor work-shops and lectures on alcohol and drug related issues to support and encourage healthy, productive lifestyles.

The following agencies can be contacted for assistance with drug/alcohol abuse related issues:

Alcoholic Anonymous................................ 912-537-3431

Meadows Regional Medical Center.......... 912-537-8921

Montgomery Counseling Center............... 478-272-1190

(located in Dublin)

Pineland Counseling/Substance Abuse

Hotline........................................................ 1-800-746-3526

Tattnall Counseling/Substance

Abuse............................................................ 912-557-6794

Toombs Substance Abuse Center/

Day Treatment Center................................. 912-537-0209

Toombs Counseling Center........................ 912-537-8921

 

SUBSTANCE

POSSIBLE LONG-TERM EFFECTS

DEPENDENCE POTENTIAL

Alcohol

Toxic psychosis, addiction, neurological and liver damage, fetal alcohol syndrome

Yes

Amphetamines

Uppers, Speed

Loss of appetite, delusions, hallucinations, heart problems, hypertension, irritability, insomnia, toxic psychosis

Yes

Barbiturates

Barbs, Bluebirds, Blues

Severe withdrawal symptoms, possible convulsions, toxic psychosis, depression

Yes

Cocaine and

Cocaine Freebase

Coke, Crack

Loss of appetite, depression, weight loss, seizure, heart attack, stroke, hypertension, hallucinations, psychosis, chronic cough, nasal passage injury

Yes

Codeine

Addiction, constipation, loss of appetite, lethargy

Yes

Heroin

H, Junk, Smack

Addiction, constipation, loss of appetite, lethargy

Yes

LSD

Acid

May intensify existing psychosis, panic reactions, can interfere with psychological adjustment and social functioning, insomnia, hallucinations

Possible

MDA, MMDA, MOMA, MDE

Ecstasy, xtc

Same as LSD, sleeplessness, nausea, confusion, increased blood pressure, sweating

Possible

Marijuana Cannabis

Pot, Grass, Dope, Weed, Joint

Bronchitis, conjunctivitis, possible birth defects

Yes

Mescaline/Peyote Cactus

Mesc, Peyote

May intensify existing psychosis, anxiety, lack of coordination, sweating, chills, and shivering

Possible

Methaqualone

Ludes

Coma, convulsions

Yes

Morphine

M, Morph

Addiction, constipation, loss of appetite

Yes

PCP

Crystal, Tea, Angel dust

Psychotic behavior, violent acts, psychosis

Yes

Psilocybin

Magic mushrooms, Shrooms

May intensify existing psychosis

Possible

Steroids

Roids, Juice

Cholesterol imbalance, acne, baldness, anger management problems, masculinization of women, breast enlargement in men, premature fusion of long bones preventing attainment of normal height, atrophy of reproductive organs, impotence, reduced sterility, stroke, hypertension, congestive heart failure, liver damage

Yes

 

 

SUBSTANCE

AMOUNT

POTENTIAL PENALTY—FIRST OFFENSE

Heroin

Cocaine

Crack Cocaine

Methamphetamine

PCP

LSD

Marijuana

1 kg or more

5 kg or more

50 gm or more

100 gm or more

100 gm or more

10 gm or more

1,000 kg or more

Prison:

Not less than 10 years, not more than life

Fine: Up to $4 million

Heroin

Cocaine

Crack Cocaine

Methamphetamine

PCP

LSD

Marijuana

100-999 gm

500-4,999 gm

5-49 gm

10-99 gm

10-99 gm

1-10 gm

100-1000 kg

Prison:

Not less than 5 years, not more than 40 years

Fine:  Up to $2 million

Amphetamines

Barbiturates

Marijuana

Hashish

Hash Oil

Any amount

Any amount

50-100 kg

10-100 kg

1-100 kg

Prison: Up to 5 years

Fine: Up to $250,000

Prison:  Up to 20 years, Not more than life if death or serious bodily injury results from use of the substance.

Marijuana

Hashish

Hash oil

Less than 50 kg

Less than 10 kg

Less than 1 kg

Prison:  Up to 5 years

Fine:  Up to $250,000