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Drug and Alcohol Testing “For Cause”

State Technical College of Missouri reserves the right to remove a student from campus for suspicion of substance use or abuse (including alcohol). An incident report will be completed by both the reporter and the student. The student will be asked to consent to a “for cause” drug or alcohol test at a vendor site identified by the college at the student’s expense. Given the issue of safety and impairment, all reasonable attempts shall be made to contact someone to provide transportation to assist the student in safe exit from the campus.


It is State Technical College of Missouri’s intent to complete testing on the same day as the suspected drug or alcohol use/abuse was identified. In all instances of “for cause” testing, written documentation of the student’s behavior(s) by a faculty/staff member, will be provided, and a referral made to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs for action in accordance with the college student code of conduct guidelines. Failure to comply with drug and/or alcohol screening procedures “for cause” will result in the student’s immediate summary suspension from State Technical College of Missouri.


Type of Test

The urine analysis is done at the vendor’s location with a secure restroom and complete supervision to prevent tampering of urine sample.


Vendor will submit results to college according to established procedure. If student has a positive (nonnegative) rapid screen, they may request a lab analyzed drug screen. If the lab analyzed screen is positive, the student may request to have the results reviewed by a certified Medical Review Officer prior to sending final results to the college. The student is responsible for any costs related to this review or additional testing. An individual with a positive drug screen may be denied enrollment and participation for a minimum of 12 months. After 12 months, the student is eligible to reapply one time to the program and will again be subject to prescreening requirements. State Tech Students who are found to be using Alcohol or Drugs on-campus may be referred to Mandatory Treatment as an alternative to suspension from the State Tech Community.


Note: Students under age 21 will be reported to local law enforcement for alcohol violations and parents/guardians will be notified.




Responsible administrator or office: Human Resources

Contact person in that office: Amy Ames


November 17, 2023

Approved by President: November 17, 2023


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