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Substance Abuse Policies and Prevention

KCTCS Substance Abuse Policies

KCTCS is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for its students, faculty, and staff.  KCTCS has defined conduct in relation to the unlawful possession, use, dispensation, distribution, or manufacture of alcohol or illicit drugs.  Conduct which is in violation of this definition poses unacceptable risks and disregard for the health, safety, and welfare of members of the KCTCS community and shall result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension or termination.  A description of the sanctions under local, state, and federal law for unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol can be found in the policy link below.

As a recipient of federal grants and contracts, KCTCS gives this notice to students, faculty, and staff that it is in compliance with, and shall continue to be in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989.  Students, faculty and staff are herein notified of the standards of conduct which shall be applicable while on KCTCS property, on KCTCS business, and/or at KCTCS sponsored activities.

For more information on the KCTCS substance abuse policies referenced above you may read them in their entirety at the links below.

KCTCS Drug-free Policy

KCTCS Alcohol Policy

KCTCS Code of Student Conduct

Interplay of Code of Student Conduct with Local, State and Federal Law

  1. Students who enroll at a KCTCS college enjoy the privilege of attendance at the college, and accept the governance of KCTCS policies, local ordinances, state law, and federal law, including any direction or guidance issued by federal, state, or local authorities as well as business decisions made by KCTCS and College administrators.
  2. Students who enroll at KCTCS accept the responsibility of reviewing and abiding by the rules of conduct described in this Code. Violation of these general rules of conduct may lead to disciplinary action by the College in accordance with this Code.
  3. If a student engages in conduct that is in violation of state or federal law as well as this Code, KCTCS reserves the right to refer such conduct to the appropriate law enforcement agency for prosecution in addition to College disciplinary action. Disciplinary action under this Code may proceed regardless of the status of criminal prosecution; action taken under this Code does not constitute or necessarily reflect formal legal processes under law.

KCTCS Code of Student Conduct


Jefferson Community and Technical College observes both National Substance Abuse Prevention Month and Alcohol Awareness Month with special programming in October and April for the Jefferson Community.  Programs are included in the published calendar of events as well as e-mails to students with activities and opportunities for involvement. 

A key to preventing drug and alcohol abuse is understanding the risks to your health, both immediate and long term.  Immediate, direct consequences include effects on heart rate, regulation of body temperature, psychotic episodes, overdose, and death.  Indirect consequences stem from risky behaviors that may accompany alcohol and drug misuse.  Longer term effects can lead to hypertension, liver disease, and cancer.  For more information on the health risks of addiction please visit Addiction and Health: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

For more information on prevention resources contact:

Kimberly D. Duell, MBA

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Title IX Coordinator
Downtown Campus
Office: Jefferson Education Center, Suite 401
Phone: (502) 213-2177

Moss Farris
HUB Student Success Coordinator
Downtown Campus
Office: The HUB, Chestnut Hall, Room B10
Phone: (502) 213-2560


Continuous efforts are made to make students, faculty, and staff aware of the off-campus programs which provide information on drug and alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or re-entry programs.  Below, please find a list of resources.

Community Resources:

The Healing Place Men’s Campus
1020 W. Market Street
Louisville, KY
(502) 585-4848
The Healing Place Women’s Campus
1503 S. 1st Street
Louisville, KY
(502) 568-6660
Centerstone Addiction Recovery Center (formerly JADAC)
600 S. Preston St.
Louisville, KY
(502) 589-1100
24/7 Addiction Help (502) 583-3951

Online Resources:

Alcoholics Anonymous
SMART Recovery
Refuge Recovery
Family Health Centers

**Please use the website to find your nearest center.