In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (P.L.101-690) and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 (P.L.101-226) Colorado Technical University has taken steps to provide a drug-free environment. As a matter of policy, Colorado Technical University prohibits the unlawful manufacture, possession, use, sale, dispensation, or distribution of controlled substances by students and employees on its property and at any school activity and supports the enforcement of Federal and state drug laws and prohibits the possession, use and sale of alcoholic beverages by students and employees on its property and at any school activity and supports the enforcement of state underage drinking laws. Information on the drug-free awareness program and drug and alcohol abuse prevention program may be found in the Student Handbook. Any violation of these policies will result in appropriate disciplinary actions up to and including expulsion in the case of students and termination in the case of employees, even for a first offense. Violations of the law will also be referred to the appropriate law enforcement authorities. Students or employees may also be referred to substance abuse help centers. If such a referral is made, continued enrollment or employment will be subject to successful completion of any prescribed counseling or treatment program.