Drug-free Schools and Communities Act and Workplace Act

Standards of Conduct 

Central Community College’s standards of conduct clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its property or as part of any of its officially recognized activities. Violations of conduct will result in sanctions up to and including: warning, disciplinary probation, suspension, referral to an appropriate drug/alcohol treatment program, referral to law enforcement agencies and any other action considered necessary by college officials. Definitions and accompanying procedures of these sanctions may be found for students in the Code of Student Conduct and for employees on WebCentral’s Policy and Procedure sharepoint site. Rights shall be protected in accordance with due process. Due to Nebraska Revised Statute 53-124.15 there is one exception to this rule; CCC’s Board of Governors has authorized faculty and staff working with the Hospitality and Culinary Arts program to purchase alcohol for the purposes of students using it as an ingredient for cooking and for serving at specified events.

Substance Abuse Facts

These drugs may come with commercial names, common forms, common routes of use and street names. All of these drugs have possible short-term, long-term and other health-related effects. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that most drugs can alter a person’s thinking and judgment, harm an unborn baby, lead to health risks, including addiction, drugged driving and infectious disease. For detailed information, please go to National Institute on Drug Abuse

The following are commonly abused drugs:

  • Alcohol
  • Ayahuasca
  • Cocaine
  • DMT
  • GHB
  • Hallucinogen and dissociative drugs
  • Heroin
  • Inhalants
  • Ketamine
  • Khat
  • Kratom
  • LSD
  • Marijuana (Cannabis)
  • MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly)
  • Mescaline (Peyote)
  • Methamphetamine
  • Over-the-counter Cough/Cold Medicine (Dextromethorphan or DMX)
  • PCP
  • Prescription Opioids (Codeine, Fentanyl, Hydrocodone, Dihydrocodeinone, Hydromorphone, Meperidine, Methadone, Morphine, Oxycodone, Oxymorphone)
  • Prescription Stimulants (Amphetamine)
  • Psilocybin
  • Rohypnol (Flunitrazepam)
  • Salvia
  • Steroids (Anabolic)
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids (K2, Spice)
  • Bath Salts (Synthetic Cathinones)
  • Tobacco
Federal Law

Possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs is prohibited by federal law. Strict penalties are provided for drug convictions, including mandatory prison terms for many offenses. Penalties increase significantly where use of the illicit drugs results in death or serious bodily injury.

Consequences for drug possession, paraphernalia and/or trafficking may result in the following punishments for items listed below. 

  • Prison up to 40 years
  • Fines up to $20 million (individuals)
  • Fines up to $75 million (groups)
  • Loss of school loans, grants, contracts & licenses, forfeiting personal property, real estate

Federal law penalties are for the following drug offenses:

  • Cocaine
  • Cocaine Base
  • Fentanyl
  • Fentanyl Analogue
  • Hashish
  • Hashish Oil
  • Heroin
  • LSD
  • PCP
  • Flunitrazepam (schedule IV)
  • Schedule III Drugs
  • Schedule IV Drugs
  • Schedule V Drugs
  • Marijuana
  • Marijuana Mixture/Marijuana Plants
  • Any drug product containing Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid
State Law

The penalty for simple possession, manufacturing, distribution, delivery, dispensation, possession with intent to manufacture, distribute, deliver or dispense is as follows for the listed illicit drugs. 

Nebraska Revised Statute 28-401 

  • Up to life imprisonment
  • Fines up to $10,000

Nebraska illicit drugs:

  • Anabolic Steroids
  • Hashish/Concentrated Cannabis
  • Marijuana/Synthetically produced Cannabinoids
  • Methamphetamine/“Meth”/”Speed”
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine/Base Cocaine “Crack Cocaine”
  • Phencyclidine/“PCP”/“Angel Dust”
  • Lysergic Acid Diethylamide/”LSD”
  • Fentanyl/”China White”
  • “Exceptionally Hazardous Drugs”
  • Schedule I/II/III drugs not classified as “Exceptionally Hazardous Drugs
  • Any controlled substance classified is Schedule IV or V

Other Nebraska Laws: Minor in possession, procuring alcohol, consumption on public property, driving while intoxicated, crimes involving minors, tax provisions, state penalties and sanctions for illegal possession of controlled substances, property forfeiture, being under the influence of any controlled substance for unauthorized purpose, drug paraphernalia offenses, imitation controlled substances and controlled substance analogue.

Local Law Enforcement Agencies

The following CCC locations apply City Ordinances in line with Nebraska State Law:

  • Columbus
  • Grand Island
  • Hastings
  • Holdrege
  • Kearney
  • Lexington
  • Ord
  • Platte County

In addition, Hastings applies City Ordinance for tobacco and Columbus for Minor in Consumption.

Drug and Alcohol Centers

Counseling, Treatment and Rehabilitation

CCC encourages employees and students to seek help with substance use/abuse problems or concerns. 

You are not alone - we are here to help.

There are numerous drug and alcohol counseling,treatment and rehabilitation centers located within the 25-county area of CCC.

Any of the resources listed can also provide information related to drug and alcohol abuse. In addition, they can furnish schedules for local and area meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Alanon, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Alateen and Alatot.

Both residential and outpatient centers offer help for the entire family of the alcoholic and/or drug user.

Information and Referral Offices 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Area Substance & Alcohol Abuse Prevention (ASAAP)
Hastings 402-463-0524  

Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism
Grand Island 308-385-5520  

Nebraska Family Helpline

Nebraska Tobacco Quitline

VetSET Nebraska

Residential Treatment Facilities 

CHI Health St. Francis
Grand Island 308.384.4600
Kearney 308-398-5435 

Hastings Regional Center (13-18 yr. males)
Hastings 402-462-1971  

Heartland Counseling & Consulting Clinic
Lexington 308-324-6754 

Mary Lanning Behavioral Services Located at the Hospital
Hastings 402-463-3537

Mid-Plains Center for Behavioral Healthcare Services
Grand Island 308-395-1044 

Richard Young Hospital
Kearney 308-865-2000 

St. Francis Alcoholism and Drug Treatment Center
Grand Island 308-398-5427 

Seekers of Serenity Place
Columbus 402-564-9994 

Outpatient Counseling Services 

Blue Valley Behavioral Health
David City 402-228-3386  

Family Resources of Greater NE
Grand Island & Kearney 308-381-7487

Heartland Counseling and Consulting Clinic
Lexington 308-324-6754  

Horizon Recovery Center & Counseling
Hastings 402-462-2066  

Lanning Center
Hastings 402-463-7711 

Lutheran Family Services
Lexington 308-324-6400
Grand Island 308-382-4255  

Michael Burke Psy. D. & Associates P.C.
Kearney 308-234-5644  

Mid-Plains Center for Behavioral Health Care Services
Grand Island 308-385-5250  

Richard Young Hospital
Kearney 308-865-2000 

South Central Behavioral Services
Hastings 402-463-5684
Holdrege 308-995-6597
Kearney 308-237-5951  

Half-Way House Re-Entry Programs 

The Bridge (female)
Hastings 402-462-4677  

The Friendship House (male)
Grand Island 308-382-0422  

Nebraska/Western Iowa VA Healthcare Systems
Grand Island 308-382-3660 

Revive Ministries Unity House (men’s & women’s)
Hastings 402-462-2066

Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy

Pursuant to the Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, Central Community College will require drug and alcohol tests for employees and students in circumstances where reasonable suspicion exists. 

Vice President for Human Resources 


Vice President of Student Services 


Dean of Student Success 


These individuals are responsible for implementing and monitoring the drug and alcohol testing procedures. Inquires related to these procedures can be directed to 3134 W. Hwy 34, Grand Island, NE 68802. 

Prevention Programming Activities
  • Alcohol-Free Activities 
  • Awareness campaigns 
  • Athlete Orientation 
  • CARE Teams 
  • New Student Orientation 
  • Personnel Policies & Procedures 
  • Prevention Education Materials 
  • Prevention Training Modules 
  • Resident Assistant Training 
  • Residence Hall Orientations 
  • Specific Drug & Alcohol Prevention Activities 
  • Student Code of Conduct Policies & Procedures
CCC Resource Personnel

Director of Counseling and Prevention Education Services

Dean of Student Success

Director of Student Activites & Academic Advisor - Grand Island

CARE Teams 

Employee Assistance Program - CONTINUUM 800-755-7636 (up to 6 free sessions per employee and immediate family per calendar year) 

Student Assistance Program - Family Resources of Greater NE 888-381-7487 (up to 12 free sessions per student per academic year)