12 cocaine, PCP, and crack. They also include legal drugs which are not prescribed by a licensed physician. These violations are serious matters and can significantly impact education and employment. Alcohol TMCC does not permit possession of alcohol on its property except for limited situations. The legal age for drinking alcohol in the State of Nevada is 21 years of age. Moreover, alcohol abuse or excessive drinking by those of lawful age has become more prevalent with tragic cases reported of death or serious impairment. This includes the forced consumption of alcohol in conjunction with initiations or affiliation with any organization; TMCC prohibits any type of initiations requiring the consumption of alcohol. NSHE regulations allow the use or consumption of alcohol on TMCC property only in the following limited situations: Upon receipt of a timely advance application, the TMCC President may grant permission in writing for the sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages at a TMCC sponsored event (including student organizations) and guest organizations approved to use TMCC facilities. Such consideration will be based upon, but not limited to, such factors as number and ages of people in attendance, purpose of the event, supervision, security provisions, location, date and time of the function. The President’s decision to allow alcohol is discretionary, and the decision is final. No other TMCC officer, manager, or employee may approve the use of alcohol on campus or at a TMCC-related event/function. Alcohol procured and used in association with approved TMCC academic classes (e.g. culinary classes). Impairment in the Workplace or Classroom It is the policy of the State of Nevada to ensure that its employees do not report for work in an impaired condition resulting from the use of alcohol or illegal drugs, or consume alcohol or use illegal drugs while on duty (including driving a personal vehicle while on College business or driving a state vehicle). Alcohol and drug-abuse and the use of alcohol and drugs in the workplace are issues of concern to the State of Nevada. Any employee who appears to be in an impaired condition at work is subject to a screening test for alcohol or drugs, and disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. Referral to an employee assistance program is also possible. Any State employee convicted of driving under the influence in violation of NRS 484.379 or any other offense for which driving under the influence is an element of the offense, and the offense occurred while driving a State vehicle or a private vehicle while on TMCC business, is subject to discipline up to and including termination. Any TMCC student who comes to campus in an impaired condition resulting from the use or consumption of alcohol, nonprescribed drugs or illegal drugs may be referred for discipline under the TMCC Student Conduct Code, especially if their impaired condition causes the student to act out in a particular manner.