COM prohibits students to be under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol or the unlawful manufacture, distribution, or possession of illegal drugs or alcohol on campus or while representing COM at off-campus student events. Related rules and regulations are available in the Student Handbook, available online at and in College Policy FLBE(Local), Violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education Program

In compliance with Section 22 of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101-226) required by institutions receiving federal funds, COM provides Drug and Alcohol Abuse education. Information is available on campus about the following concerns:

  • Significant health risks associated with substance abuse
  • Preventive measures for decreasing alcohol and drug abuse
  • Confidential referrals for counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation
  • Legal sanctions under local, state and federal law that can be invoked for the unlawful manufacturing, dispensing, distributing, possessing or using controlled substances

For more information on Drug and Alcohol Abuse education, refer to the current Student Handbook at or contact the Student Success Center at 409-933-8379.