TMCC College Catalog
the denial of a promotion;
frequent changes in working hours or workdays;
an unfair grade;
an unfavorable reference letter.
Relationship to Freedom of Expression
TheNSHE is committed to theprinciples of free inquiry and free
expression. Vigorous discussion and debate are fundamental
rights and this policy is not intended to stifle teaching methods
or freedom of expression. Sexual harassment, however, is
neither legally protected expression nor the proper exercise of
academic freedom; it compromises the integrity of institutions,
the tradition of intellectual freedom and the trust placed in the
institutions by their members.
Drug and Alcohol Prevention Policy
As a part of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act,
campuses are asked to provide students and employees with
information on campus rules and regulations pertaining to
alcohol and other drugs, the health and social effects, legal
sanctions and counseling and treatment programs available.
Standards of Conduct
The unlawful manufacture,
distribution, dispensation, possession or use of alcohol and
illegal drugs is prohibited; a violation of any such prohibition
will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination
of employment or expulsion of students.
The TMCC president has the authority to designate the time
and place for special events where alcoholic beverages may
be served on the TMCC campus to persons 21-years-old or
over. Except as provided above, the storage, possession or use
of alcoholic beverages is not permitted on TMCC-owned or
Any student or employee who exhibits offensive behavior on
TMCC-owned or supervised property while under the influence
of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs shall be subject to
disciplinary action (NSHE Board of Regents Handbook, Title 4,
Any act prohibited by local, state or
federal law which occurs on TMCC premises or at a TMCC-
sponsored function on or off such premises shall constitute
cause for discipline which, for students, can include a warning,
reprimand, restitution, probation, suspension or expulsion.
Sanctions against employees can include any of the above in
addition to termination of employment.
It is the policy of the State of Nevada, with respect to
employees of state agencies, that the unlawful manufacture,
distribution, dispensing, possession or use of a controlled
substance in the workplace is prohibited. Any employee who
violates this policy is subject to disciplinary action which may
include termination of employment. The specifics of the policy
are addressed in Chapter 453 of the Revised Statutes of Nevada,
Nevada Administrative Code 284.650.
Federal penalties for trafficking in methamphetamine, heroin,
cocaine, PCP, LSD, fentanyl, marijuana and hashish include
imprisonment for five years to life and fines of up to $8 million.
Federal penalties for illegal possession of a controlled substance
include imprisonment for one year to 20 years and fines of up
See “Health Risks Associated with Drug Abuse” and “Drug
Abuse Services and Programs.”