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Drug and Alcohol Possession


The possession, sale or the furnishing of alcohol on any campus of Amarillo College is governed by Texas State Law. Laws regarding the possession, sale, consumption or furnishing of alcohol is controlled by the Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission. However, the enforcement of alcohol laws on-campus is the primary responsibility of the Amarillo College Police. All campuses of Amarillo College are designated as “Drug Free” and only under certain circumstances is the consumption of alcohol permitted. The possession, sale, manufacture or distribution of any controlled substance is illegal under both federal and state laws. Violators are subject to college disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine and imprisonment. It is unlawful to sell, furnish or provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21. The possession of alcohol by anyone under 21 years of age in public place or a place open to the public is illegal. It is also a violation of Amarillo College policy for anyone to consume or possess alcohol in any public of private area of any Amarillo College campus without prior College approval. Organizations or groups violating alcohol/substance policies or laws may be subject to sanctions by Amarillo College.