Alcohol,/Drugs, Tobacco and Firearms


The sale, possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages and/or narcotics, hallucinogens, stimulants, marijuana and/or any illegal substances is specifically prohibited. Violations will be reported to the proper law enforcement officials for prosecution. Those prosecuted will be subject to the courts of the State of South Carolina. No one under the influence of alcohol or other drugs will be allowed to attend class or to remain on the campus.

No alcoholic beverages are to be served or consumed at any student function on or off campus. This includes club, departmental and class activities such as meetings, field trips, picnics, parties, and similar activities.

Individuals who experience alcohol/drug dependency are encouraged to seek assistance through the Student Services counseling staff or other community counseling agencies.

Smoking/Tobacco Policy

It is the policy of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College to provide a healthy working and learning environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. For the purposes of this policy,
“tobacco” refers to any and all tobacco products, whether inhaled or ingested, as well as electronic cigarettes.

The use of tobacco products shall be prohibited on all College owned, operated, occupied,controlled or leased property. College property includes, but is not limited to, buildings,
parking lots, sidewalks, and other outdoor passageways, green spaces and common areas, as well as College vehicles and personal vehicles while on College property. The policy applies to everyone on campus including students, staff, faculty, contractors, vendors and visitors.


Pursuant to the South Carolina Concealed Weapons Act, other applicable State laws, and the college policy, firearms are not allowed on the campus of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College. Any person with a firearm in his/her vehicle is subject to the applicable laws of the State of South Carolina. See South Carolina Code of Laws Section 16-23-420. Possession of a firearm on the College grounds is a felony punishable by a fine of up to $5000 and/or five years’ imprisonment and possible expulsion from the College.