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46 Absences Due to Religious Holy Days Students may be absent from classes for the observance of a religious holy day and will be allowed to take an examina- tion or complete an assignment scheduled for that day within a reasonable time as established by the instructor. Alcohol and Other Drugs Lee College policy prohibits the use of intoxicating bever- ages on all property owned, leased, or controlled by the Col- lege. The policy expressly prohibits the use of such beverages in buildings and campus areas open to the public. The policy also applies to vehicles owned, operated, leased, or controlled by the College. Exceptions to this policy are de- termined by the Board of Regents. The policy further prohibits individuals who are under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants from appearing on College premises or at College sponsored events, functions, or activities. By extension, the policy applies to off campus meeting rooms, convention facilities, hospitality suites, pavilions, hotel rooms, banquet facilities, etc., which are op- erated, leased, or controlled by College clubs or organiza- tions. Lee College does not permit or condone the use of alcoholic beverages and assumes no liability for such. Lee College policy states that no student shall possess, use, transmit, or attempt to possess, use, or transmit or be under the influence of any of the following substances on school premises or at a College sponsored activity, functions, or event: • Any controlled substance or dangerous drug as defined by law, including but not limited to marijuana, any narcotic drug, hallucinogen, stimulate, depressant, amphetamine, or barbiturate. • Any alcoholic beverage. • Any glue, aerosol paint, or chemical substance for inhalation. • Any other intoxicant, or mood-changing, mind-altering, or behavior-altering drugs. The transmittal, sale, or attempted sale of what is repre- sented to be any of the above listed substances is also pro- hibited under this policy. Information regarding drug abuse and treatment options are available from the Lee College Counseling Center. Counselors are available to help students find help and com- munity resources for students needing help with alcohol and other drug issues. Bullying Bullying of other students is prohibited and is subject to dis- ciplinary action since it creates an abusive, threatening, or intimidating educational environment. Examples of bullying include, but are not limited to, hazing, threats, taunting, teasing, confinement, demands for money, destruction of property, theft, name-calling, rumor spreading, ostracism, or physical harm. Dating Violence Dating violence occurs when one partner in a dating rela- tionship, either past or present, uses physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse to harm, threaten, intimidate, or control the other partner to the point that it affects one's ability to participate in an educational program or creates an intimi- dating, threatening, hostile, or offensive educational envi- ronment. Examples of dating violence include, but are not limited to, physical or sexual assaults, stalking, name calling, threats to the partner or family members, isolating the part- ner from friends or family, destruction of property, or threats to commit suicide or homicide if the partner ends the rela- tionship. Actions of dating violence may be subject to disci- plinary action under the sexual harassment policy, as well as disciplinary action regarding conduct and/or disruption of the educational process. Disruption of Operations or Events The College bears the responsibility for ensuring the safety of in- dividuals, the protection of property, and the continuity of the educational process. Disorderly conduct that is violent, abusive, indecent, profane, boisterous, or unreasonably loud is prohib- ited if there is reason to believe that such conduct will cause or provoke a disturbance. Students who pose a danger to persons or property or who constitute a threat of disrupting the aca- demic process are subject to disciplinary action, including sum- mary suspension from the College. Dress and Grooming Students' dress or grooming may not materially and sub- stantially interfere with normal school operations. Students with clothing that is considered lewd, offensive, or deroga- tory in the opinion of the Vice President of Student Affairs may be asked to change or leave the campus. Firearms, Fireworks, and Explosives With the exception of commissioned peace officers and se- curity personnel licensed to carry weapons, the possession and/or use of firearms is prohibited on the Lee College cam- pus. Fireworks and explosives are likewise prohibited on the campus.

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