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Many of the acts which violate this policy also violate criminal law and must be referred for prosecution. In such cases, law enforcement authorities may administer a separate penalty such as a fine or imprisonment.
In addition to the legal and financial consequences associated with the abuse of drugs and alcohol, the physical and psychological effects of such abuse can have a devastating effect upon the ability to perform physical and intellectual skills required of a student or employee. It can also impair the ability to develop and maintain the interpersonal skills and the working relationships essential to an effective working and learning environment.
UCCS provides education, counseling, and referral for rehabilitative treatment relating to drug and alcohol abuse. Employees should contact the Benefits Office for information regarding treatment options. Students can get additional information from Student Support Services.
RESOLUTION FOR WEAPONS CONTROL
University of Colorado Board of Regents
WHEREAS the possession of firearms, explosives, and other dangerous or illegal weapons on or within any University of Colorado campus, leased building, areas under the jurisdiction of the local campus police department or areas where such possession interferes with the learning and working environment is inconsistent with the academic mission of the University and, in fact, seriously undermines it;
WHEREAS it threatens the tranquility of the educational environment in an intimidating way and it contributes in an offensive manner to unacceptable climate of violence;
WHEREAS the University educational mission should attempt to teach and model those values which are held to be important to the nation as a whole;
WHEREAS the Board of Regents passed a resolution dated May 26, 1970 prohibiting the unauthorized possession and storage of firearms, explosives, or other dangerous or illegal weapons on the campus of the University;
WHEREAS the May 26, 1970 resolution is hereby rescinded and re promulgated as follows:
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that possession of firearms, explosives, or other dangerous or illegal weapons on or within any University of Colorado campus, leased building, other area under the jurisdiction of the local campus police department, or areas where such possession interferes with the learning and working environment is prohibited.
A "dangerous or illegal weapon" may be an instrument of offensive or defensive combat; anything used, or designed to be used, in destroying, defeating, or injuring a person; an instrumentality designed or likely to produce bodily harm; or an instrument by the use of which a fatal wound may probably or possibly be given. A "dangerous or illegal weapon" may include, but not be limited to the following: any firearm, slingshot, cross-knuckles, cross knuckles of lead, brass or other metal, any bowie knife, dirk, dagger or similar knife, or any knife having the appearance of a pocket knife, the blade of which can be opened by a flick of a button, pressure on the handle or other mechanical contrivance. A harmless instrumentality designed to look like a firearm, explosive or dangerous weapon which is used by or is in the possession of a person with the intent to cause fear in or assault to another person is expressly included within the meaning of a firearm, explosive, or dangerous weapon.
Possession of firearms, explosives, or other dangerous weapons is permitted for peace officers or for others who have written permission from the Chief of Police, for those campuses which have such an
Last updated by Claudia Ryan on September 12, 2006.
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