2019-2020 Traditional Undergraduate Student Handbook

Drug and Alcohol Policy

LBC will uphold the following standards regarding alcohol, non-prescription drugs, and use of tobacco. In creating a healthy environment and complying with the Federal Government’s Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, Public Law 101226, the college will be a drug/alcohol free campus.

  • Students are not permitted to purchase, possess, or use alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, e-cigarettes, hookah, synthetic street drugs or any illegal drug on or off the campus. Students are also prohibited from misusing legally prescribed medication.
  • Students are notified of significant health risks associated with the improper use of the aforementioned substances. The risks include, but are not limited to, physiological and psychological damage as well as detrimental dependencies that could even contribute to death.
  • Students are responsible to obey state and federal laws that prohibit unlawful sale, use, or possession of drugs and alcohol. Penalties include fines and/or imprisonment. Since underage drinking is a violation of federal law, students engaged in such practices are subject to legal sanctions in addition to college penalties.
  • Students are not permitted to attend events or places specifically intending to engage in activities that violate the college’s standards regarding alcohol, nonprescription drug, and tobacco use.
  • Students struggling with drug or alcohol use are encouraged to seek help by talking with professors or other College staff to seek advice regarding available supports inside and outside of the LBC|Capital community.
  • Students violating these guidelines are subject to discipline and may be dismissed from the college.

Factors to consider regarding alcohol:

  1. While a person understands that everything is permissible, they must also realize that not everything is beneficial or constructive (1 Corinthians 10:23-24). This is especially evident in the area of alcohol use when you consider the following:
    • Alcohol-related problems pose a major threat to college students. Alcohol use is clearly linked to hazing, date rape, injuries, and fatal accidents among students.
    • Alcohol use is not only unwise but illegal for students who are under the legal drinking age (1 Peter 2:13-17).
    • Alcohol use is clearly regulated in both Testaments for leaders who are either instructed to avoid the use or abuse of the substance (Lev. 10:9; Num. 6:3; Prov. 31:4; 1 Tim. 3:3; Titus 1:7).
    • Alcohol abuse is a mark of spiritual immaturity (1 Cor. 6:9-11; 1 Peter 4:3).
    • Alcohol use may reduce a person’s decision making ability and is often associated with areas of immorality (Rom. 13:13; Gal. 5:19-21).
    • Alcohol frequently diminishes a person’s ability to practice self-control and Spirit-control (Eph. 5:15-18; 1 Thess. 5:7-8).
    • Alcohol use is linked with areas that are “disputable matters” (Rom. 14). In such matters we are to be particularly sensitive about the impact of our decisions on another person’s life, seeking to edify one another even above our desires.
  2. We will promote a healthy environment in these areas for undergraduate students by:
    • Assuring that all college-related functions are tobacco-, drug-, and alcohol-free zones.
    • Reminding students that physical, spiritual, and psychological dangers may result from the use/abuse of these substances.
    • Requiring that students not promote these practices with their attire or decorations in dorm or college areas.
    • Complying with the Drug-free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 (details can be found in the current LBC Annual Campus Security Report).