Each year, in accordance with the 1989 Drug-Free Schools and
Communities Act, Mount Holyoke must inform the campus community of
its policy on drugs and alcohol. In addition to complying with
federal law, the College hopes to create a more healthful environment
by preventing the use of illegal drugs and abuse of alcohol within
the College community.
The Mount Holyoke Policy on
Alcohol and Drug-Free Environment prohibits the unlawful manufacture,
possession, use, dispensation, or distribution of alcohol and illicit
drugs by any member of the faculty, staff, or student body on College
property or at any College-sponsored
function, on- or off-campus. Any faculty
or staff member or student who violates this policy faces
disciplinary action up to and including expulsion or dismissal from
the College and/or may be required to enroll in a substance abuse
counseling and/or treatment program at his or her own expense, as a
condition of continuing employment or enrollment at the College.
Anyone violating federal, state, or local laws relating to alcohol or
drug use also risks fines and imprisonment.
Individuals may obtain information packets,
including the complete policy statement and disciplinary sanctions, a
summary of local, state, and federal drug enforcement laws, a
reference guide on the uses and effects of alcohol and other drugs,
and a resource guide to
facilities offering counseling services. These packets are available
from the dean of the faculty's office, the health center, the human
resources department, and the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Project.
Copies are also on reserve at the library. Specific rules and
regulations governing alcohol consumption and violations of College
policies are outlined in the student handbook, staff handbook, and
the handbook of faculty legislation.
Kendall is closed for renovations, MHC faculty and staff may utilize
the sports/exercise facilities (weight/conditioning rooms and
squash/racquetball courts) at both Smith and Amherst Colleges.
College employees using these facilities must
adhere to all policies and regulations
surrounding the use of these facilities at Smith and Amherst. To gain
access to the Smith facilities, employees must show their MHC ID card
at the check-in center of the sports facility. Those choosing to use
the Amherst facility must obtain a special ID card, which can be done
between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm from the Amherst College athletic office.
This agreement is in effect until September 1.