DAAPP

The Drug-Free Schools and Campus Regulations (34 CFR Part 86) of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) require an institution of higher education (IHE) such as Kaua'i Community College to certify it has implemented programs to prevent the abuse of alcohol and use or distribution of illicit drugs both by Kaua'i Community College students and employees, both on its premises and as a part of any of its activities.

At a minimum each institution of higher education must annually distribute the following in writing to all students and employees:

  • Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees;
  • A description of the legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol;
  • A description of any drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or reentry programs that are available to employees or students; and
  • A clear statement that the institution will impose sanctions on students and employees and a description of those sanctions, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution, for violations of the standards of conduct.

The law further requires that the institution conduct a biennial review of its program with the following objectives:

Determining the effectiveness of the policy and implementing changes to the alcohol and other drug programs if they are needed; and

To ensure that the sanctions developed are enforced consistently.

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Kaua'i CC Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program was established on January 1, 2020, by the DAAPP committee. The committee will review the document in January 6, 2022.

Kaua'i Community College strives to remain in compliance with the requirements of the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act. The institute has adopted and implemented programs to prevent the abuse of alcohol and use or distribution of illicit drugs both by students and employees both on its premises and as a part of any of the University activities. Kaua'i CC has a written policy on alcohol and illegal drugs distributed to students during orientation, through access to the online Catalog. The Employee Manual also contains the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy. The materials are located on our website contain the following:

  • Standards of conduct that prohibit unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on school property or as a part of its activities;
  • A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and abuse of alcohol;
  • A description of counseling or treatment programs.
  • A clear statement and description of the disciplinary sanctions the institution will impose on students and employees.
  • The federally mandated policy about alcohol and other drugs will be discussed in more detail with students during orientation. In addition, the alcohol and drug policy will be presented to all employees with the distribution of the Employee Handbook.
All Kaua'i CC students are responsible for complying with Hawaii State laws and policies of Kaua'i CC. These guidelines establish that:
  • No person under 21 years of age may use or be in possession of alcoholic beverages.
  • Alcoholic beverages may not be available to minors.
  • Misrepresentation of age for the purpose of purchasing alcoholic beverages is a violation of state law.
  • Personal possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted at social events attended by students, on campus grounds.

Students are prohibited from consuming, transporting, and distributing alcohol; possessing or being in the presence of alcohol while on campus; or exhibiting disruptive behavior caused by alcohol consumption.

Alcohol found by staff will be disposed of immediately. Persons found in violation of this policy will be subject to administrative or disciplinary sanctions listed in the Student Code of Conduct:

  1. Written Warning—A notice in writing to the student that the student is violating or has violated institutional regulations and a copy of the warning letter is placed in the student’s disciplinary file.
  2. Counseling – Meeting with the assigned counselor.
  3. Probation—Probation is for a designated period of time (which may include the remainder of their enrollment at Kaua'i CC) and includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to violate any institutional regulation(s) during the probationary period. This sanction may require the student to meet with the VCSA (or his or her designee) upon request.
  4. Loss of Privileges—Denial of specified privileges for a designated period of time.
  5. Restitution—Compensation for loss, damage, or injury. This may take the form of appropriate service and/or monetary or material replacement.
  6. Discretionary Sanctions—Work assignments, essays, service to Kaua'i CC, Community Service or other related discretionary or educational related assignments.
  7. Kaua'i CC No Contact Orders—No unnecessary contact between the Respondent and the Complainant, witnesses, or other individuals (when appropriate).
  8. Suspension—Separation of the student from Kaua'i CC for a definite period of time (usually 1 year or less) after which the student is eligible to return. Conditions for readmission may be specified. Suspensions may be effective immediately or deferred.
  9. Dismissal—Separation of the student from Kaua'i CC for more than 1 year. The student may be eligible for return. Conditions for readmission may be
  10. specified. Dismissals will be effective immediately unless otherwise stated.
  11. Expulsion—Separation of the student from Kaua'i CC permanently. Expulsions will be effective immediately, unless otherwise stated.
  12. Revocation of Admission and/or Degree—Admission to or a degree awarded from Kaua'i CC may be revoked for fraud, misrepresentation, or other violation of Kaua'i CC standards in obtaining the degree, or for other serious violations committed by a student prior to graduation.

Intoxication from or the use, display, or possession of alcoholic beverages or any controlled substance (drug) is prohibited unless the student has a valid prescription for the use of the controlled substance. Furthermore, intoxication from, or the use, display, or possession of alcoholic beverages or any controlled substance (drug) on any area of the Kaua'i CC campus is prohibited. This includes the presence of empty or full alcoholic beverage containers.

Kaua'i Community College has several options available for students and staff members who need to address alcohol and other drug abuse issues. The Institute works with local community health organizations to provide counseling for students and staff members.

Alcohol and drug usage cause a number of marked changes in behavior. Even low doses significantly impair the judgment and coordination required to drive a car safely. Low to moderate doses of alcohol also increase the incidence of a variety of aggressive acts, including domestic violence and date rape. Moderate to high doses of alcohol cause mark impairments in higher mental functions, severely altering a person’s ability to learn and remember information. Very high doses cause respiratory depression and death.

Repeated use of alcohol and drugs can lead to dependence. Sudden cessation of alcohol intake is likely to produce withdrawal symptoms, including severe anxiety, tremors, hallucinations, and convulsions. Long term consumption of large quantities of alcohol and drugs, particularly when combined with poor nutrition, can also lead to permanent damage to vital organs such as the brain and the liver.

Ahu Waiwai
(808) 651-2247
Provides assessments, education, Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) to include group and adjunctive individual counseling. 

E Ala Ho
(808) 245-5914 
www.childandfamilyservice.org/programs/ealahou/ 
A Level I outpatient program provided by Child and Family Service for mothers or pregnant women with histories of drug and/or alcohol use. Provides assessments and referrals as well as individual and group support.

McKenna Recovery Center (Ke Ala Pono)
(808) 246-0663
 McKenna Recovery Center is a private, comprehensive Level II Intensive Outpatient accredited addiction treatment center. Services include oral and urine drug testing, blood labs, assessment and treatment for substance use and co-occurring psychiatric disorders, group and adjunctive individual counseling, medical detoxification for alcohol, opioids and benzodiazepines and medication-assisted recovery programs as appropriate.

Women in Need
(808) 486-1996 
www.winhi.org 
Women in Need (WIN) serves women who have been through domestic violence, homelessness, substance abuse, and incarceration. Provides drug testing, assessments, referrals, sober living and intensive outpatient treatment for both genders to include group and individual counseling.

Malama Pono Health Services
(808) 246-9577 
Malama Pono Health Services provides a multitude of services from women’s wellness and reproductive health care to testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, case management, and support services for HIV/AIDS clients, smoking cessation, transgender services, parenting programs, and more.

The Jed Foundation
Text "START" to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
https://www.jedfoundation.org/

Kaua'i Community College offers faculty, staff, and students a variety of alcohol and drug treatment options. Faculty and staff can contact Human Resources at (808) 984-3380 for information and referrals for treatment.

Individual and group drug and alcohol abuse treatment are available for faculty, staff, and students through the Mental Health Counselor. Call Kaua'i CC mental health at (808) 245-8323. There are also numerous treatment options available in the community linked below.

Ahu Waiwai
(808) 651-2247
Provides assessments, education, Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) to include group and adjunctive individual counseling. 

E Ala Ho
(808) 245-5914 
www.childandfamilyservice.org/programs/ealahou/ 
A Level I outpatient program provided by Child and Family Service for mothers or pregnant women with histories of drug and/or alcohol use. Provides assessments and referrals as well as individual and group support.

McKenna Recovery Center (Ke Ala Pono)
(808) 246-0663
 McKenna Recovery Center is a private, comprehensive Level II Intensive Outpatient accredited addiction treatment center. Services include oral and urine drug testing, blood labs, assessment and treatment for substance use and co-occurring psychiatric disorders, group and adjunctive individual counseling, medical detoxification for alcohol, opioids and benzodiazepines and medication-assisted recovery programs as appropriate.

Women in Need
(808) 486-1996 
www.winhi.org 
Women in Need (WIN) serves women who have been through domestic violence, homelessness, substance abuse, and incarceration. Provides drug testing, assessments, referrals, sober living and intensive outpatient treatment for both genders to include group and individual counseling.

Malama Pono Health Services
(808) 246-9577 
Malama Pono Health Services provides a multitude of services from women’s wellness and reproductive health care to testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, case management, and support services for HIV/AIDS clients, smoking cessation, transgender services, parenting programs, and more.

Programs

Wellness Hui: A wellness committee at Kaua'i Community College regularly conducts events that promote a healthy and active lifestyle for the campus community.