Substance Abuse Policy


Southside Virginia Community College is committed to providing a drug-free environment on campus. In compliance with this commitment, the possession, selling, usage, manufacture, give away, or other distribution of illegal or controlled substances are prohibited by students or employees.

Southside Virginia Community College is a drug free environment. As such, drug dog searches may occur on and throughout the campus from time to time to maintain this environment.

This policy is binding while on campus, attending a college sponsored off-campus class or event, or while serving as a representative of the college at off-campus meetings.

In addition to criminal penalties, violation of school policies may result in disciplinary action by the college, including suspension or dismissal. Procedures for disciplinary action are found in the Student Handbook.

Those students, employees, and community members who are seeking help with an alcohol or substance abuse problem should seek further assistance at the college's Counseling Center, the local Health Department, or other community agencies.