Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary (the “College”), in order to promote its fundamental mission, has adopted a zero tolerance policy for the use, consumption, possession, or distribution of alcohol on College property or at any College sponsored or sanctioned event, regardless of the age of the student. Participation in any of the above activities is strictly prohibited.
Any student under the legal age for consumption of alcohol that is unlawfully using, consuming, possessing, or distributing alcohol will be subject to disciplinary sanctions including, but not limited to, disciplinary dismissal. Any student over the age for legal consumption of alcohol that is using, consuming, possessing, or distributing alcohol may be subject to disciplinary sanctions including, but not limited to, disciplinary dismissal.
In addition to any punishment imposed by the College, any student suspected of violating any federal, state, or local law proscribing the use, possession, or distribution of the unlawful consumption or possession of alcohol will be referred to the appropriate law enforcement agency. The display of any advertising of alcoholic beverages, including containers, is not allowed at the College. This includes, but is not limited to: clothing, signs, lamps, posters, etc.
Legal Sanctions for Use, Possession, or Distribution of Alcohol
Missouri laws prohibit people under 21 years of age from purchasing, attempting to purchase, or possessing alcoholic beverages. (RSMo. 311.325) Anyone who sells or gives any alcoholic beverages to people under 21 years of age violates RSMo. 311.310. It is unlawful to obtain or attempt to obtain alcoholic beverages by using a fake or fraudulent identification. (RSMo. 311.328(3)) Anyone convicted of using fraudulent identification per RSMo. 311.320 is subject to penalties, including fines of up to $1,000 and one year imprisonment. Conviction of any offense involving the possession or use of a controlled substance; the alteration, modification, or misrepresentation of a license to operate a motor vehicle; or the possession or use of any alcohol while operating a motor vehicle will require the surrender of a driver’s license for a minimum of 90 days to a maximum of one year.
Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary, in order to promote its fundamental mission, has adopted a zero tolerance policy for the use, consumption, possession, distribution, or manufacture of illicit or illegal drugs. The College will not tolerate any of the above activities by any student, and any such activities are cause for dismissal from the college.
The College reserves the right to require a drug test from a student where there is a reasonable suspicion that the College’s drug free policy has been violated. Failure to submit to a drug test is a major violation of the disciplinary rules and will result in dismissal from the College.
In addition to any punishment imposed by the College, any student suspected of violating any federal, state, or local law proscribing the use, possession, distribution, or manufacture of illicit or illegal drugs will be referred to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
Legal Sanctions for Use, Consumption, Possession, or Distribution of Illicit or Illegal Drugs
Local, state, and federal laws provide specific penalties for drug and narcotic offenses. Title 12 of chapter 195 of the Missouri Revised statutes makes it unlawful for any person to manufacture, sell, or deliver or possess with the intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver those drugs designated collectively as controlled substances. The punishment includes a term of imprisonment as well as a substantial fine.
The federal law makes it unlawful for any person to manufacture, distribute, create, or dispense or to possess with the intent to manufacture, distribute, create, or dispense controlled substances. Title 21 of United States Code provides terms of imprisonment and fines for violations of this Act. The nature of the offense and whether the person has committed any previous unlawful acts under this statute will determine the term of imprisonment as well as the amount of the fine.
Health Risks Associated with the Use of Illicit or Illegal Drugs or Alcohol
Medical studies indicate that users of illicit or illegal drugs or alcohol can suffer from a wide range of medical and psychological problems. Those problems can be as mild as depression or as severe as permanent brain damage or death. At the very least, use promotes poor application to academics as shown by poor study habits, lack of concentration, and loss of self esteem.
Additional information on the health risks associated with the use of illicit or illegal drugs or alcohol is available through the Student Deans Department.
Drug and Alcohol Programs
All students are informed of Calvary’s Zero Tolerance Policy; the standards of conduct, applicable legal sanctions, a description of the related health risks, resources for counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, and re-entry, and a clear description of the disciplinary sanctions. As there is no alcohol allowed on campus, Calvary offers a wide variety of alcohol-free events. The Student Lounge and The KA-BAR Café are relaxed places for students and faculty/staff to congregate. The Lounge features a movie room and games (pool, ping-pong, etc.). The KA-BAR features a TV, board games, and a coffee shop. There is also a pool on campus that is open as weather permits. Intramural sports, athletic events, and a variety of academic and personal enrichment activities are all healthy alternatives to drinking.
Counseling is available with the Student Deans for no fee. Other local options for individual counseling are available:
Bill Gibbs, M.S., Biblical Counseling
Calvary Biblical Counseling Center
15800 Calvary Rd
Kansas City, MO 64147
(816)322-0110 ext. 1349
Cam Meers, M.S., LMFT, CADC
Legacy Family Counseling Center
632 SE 4th Street
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Options for drug/alcohol treatment, including inpatient and/or outpatient treatment include the following:
201 Main Street
Belton, MO 64012
3205 N. Twyman Road
Independence MO, 64058