The possession, consumption, transfer, and sale of alcoholic beverages on Blackhawk premises is strictly prohibited. In addition, possession, use, and sale of alcohol are further regulated in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and Wisconsin Administrative codes. Blackhawk cooperates with local police agencies to enforce underage drinking laws and other violations related to the possession, use, and sale of alcohol. As a Blackhawk student, you are expected to comply with all laws and District policies regarding the use of alcoholic beverages. Depending on the nature of the violation, you may face legal prosecution and/or disciplinary action in accordance with applicable laws and College procedures.
All students must comply with applicable laws and these alcohol regulations:
Student health and safety are of primary concern at BTC. As such, in cases of intoxication and/or alcohol poisoning, the College encourages individuals to seek medical assistance for themselves or others. If an individual seeks medical attention due to their level of intoxication, the Conduct Officer may not pursue conduct sanctions against the student for alcohol violations. In lieu of student conduct sanctions, the intoxicated student will be required to meet with the Conduct Officer who may issue educational requirements such as an alcohol education class and/or an alcohol and substance abuse assessment.
Please note: Medical Reprieve will not be granted to students who do not seek medical assistance. Students who are confronted by College staff will be referred to the Conduct Officer for alleged policy violations.
The College prohibits alcohol intoxication by students (regardless of age); the unauthorized possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale, or distribution of alcohol; and driving while impaired due to alcohol consumption. Specifically, this offense includes, but is not limited to:
- The possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale or distribution of alcohol by anyone under the legal age to do so;
- The possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale or distribution of alcohol in violation of any applicable law, including the laws of the State of Wisconsin;
- The possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale or distribution of alcohol in any College building, facility, or property;
- The possession of any apparatus used to facilitate the rapid consumption of alcohol or drinking games;
- A violation of any College policy or procedure concerning the use of alcohol or enacted to monitor or control the use of alcohol.
Students who display intoxicated behaviors or students who require staff assistance due to the consumption of alcohol or illegal drugs while attending classes or college functions are subject to disciplinary action.
Evidence of an intoxicated person may include, but is not limited to, a combination of the following indicators:
- Odor of intoxicants on the breath
- Bloodshot eyes
- Dilated pupils
- Stumbling or staggering
- Slurred speech
- Impairment of dexterity
Other restrictions can be imposed by college administration as deemed necessary.
No student organization that hosts, organizes, conducts, or participates in an on-campus function or event sponsored or sanctioned by the College shall serve alcohol or permit the possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale or distribution of alcohol.
Use of Alcohol On-Campus
As described above, the possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale, or distribution of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
Use of Alcohol Off-Campus
The College accepts no responsibility for the possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale, or distribution of alcoholic beverages by students off campus including at events or functions sponsored in whole or in part by one or more student organizations or individuals. A student hosting or attending an off-campus function should be aware of the applicable laws regarding alcohol and should be aware that the College may impose sanctions upon the student for such behavior. The student organization advisors, faculty, staff or other college administration as deemed necessary can impose other restrictions.
The possession, distribution, and consumption of alcoholic beverage and intoxication of individuals is allowable, under supervision, direction, and control by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Recruit Academy program, for the education of law enforcement recruits.
Illegal Drug Policies
The College prohibits the possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale, or distribution of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Any violations may be subject to sanctions by the Student Conduct System and may be reported to all appropriate law enforcement authorities.
The term "drugs" broadly includes, without limitation, any stimulant, intoxicant (other than alcohol), nervous system depressant, hallucinogen, or other chemical substance, compound, or combination when used to induce an altered state, including any otherwise lawfully available product used for any purpose other than its intended use. The term "drug paraphernalia" broadly includes any material, product, instrument, or item used to create, manufacture, distribute, use or otherwise manipulate any drug and includes, but is not limited to, hypodermic needles and syringes.
Specific violations of this standard include, but are not limited to:
- The possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale, or distribution of any drug or drug paraphernalia, prescription or prescription drug not prescribed to the student;
- The delivery, transfer, or intent to deliver, transfer, or manufacture any drug or drug paraphernalia;
- A violation of any applicable local, state or federal law relating to drugs or drug paraphernalia; The sale, delivery, or transfer of a prescription or prescription drug
- The possession of a prescription or prescription drug not issued to the student is a violation of any applicable local, state or federal law relating to drugs or drug paraphernalia;
- The sale, delivery, or transfer of a prescription or prescription drug
- The possession of a prescription or prescription drug not issued to the student