II. Standards of Conduct


The LBCC Student Rights, Responsibilities & Conduct document defines the behaviors which are violations of the standards of student conduct: 

In sum, a student is expected to attend and participate in college while clean and sober. A student is not to be in possession of, distribute, or be under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or any controlled substance, except authorized prescriptions while at LBCC or while participating or traveling with any LBCC course, activity, or program. If you use prescribed medications, you may want to discuss safety concerns with the disability coordinator or your instructor.

Participating in some programs may require a criminal background check or drug/alcohol testing. LBCC and its partners reserve the right to perform criminal background checks and/or drug/alcohol tests for programs that involve placement contact with vulnerable populations or when mandated by external agencies in accordance with employers and in accordance with state and federal law. Examples may include, but are not limited, to cooperative education, service learning and child care.
The document may be viewed online at www.linnbenton.edu/student-rights.


The Board of Education seeks to ensure compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226). It is also the goal of the Board that the College intentionally promotes the highest quality educational experience for students by utilizing a workforce whose performance is not impeded by the use of drugs or alcohol.

LBCC specifically prohibits the use, distribution or possession of alcohol, illegal drugs or other unauthorized controlled substance while engaged in work duties on campus (including parking areas and grounds). This prohibition includes the use of such substances during non-work time (such as personal meal/break time) or while otherwise performing their work duties away from College premises, if such use may result in job impairment.

This prohibition also applies to employees traveling overnight for College-related functions who may be called upon or responsible for student-related services, as impairment may inhibit service quality and may cause potential liability under the College’s liability and workers’ compensation insurance policies. Included within this prohibition are lawful controlled substances which have been illegally or improperly obtained.

Drugs and alcohol are not allowed on campus or at College-related functions except as they relate to the teaching/learning process, or as specifically allowed and sanctioned by Administrative Rule 5045-01- Use of College Facilities and Food/Conference Services.

All employees and/or sponsors of any on-campus or College-sponsored activity or social event at which alcoholic beverages are served must abide by all applicable laws. Sponsors must obtain and follow applicable procedures.