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* Opiates (narcotics): skin abscesses, respiratory damage,
malnutrition, pneumonia, hepatitis, heart disease, diabetes,
* Inhalants: fatigue, weight loss, permanent damage to the
nervous system, hepatitis, organ failure.
* Designer drugs: psychosis, instant paralysis and brain
In addition, "date-rape" drugs Rohypnol and GHB may cause a
weakened or unconscious state often followed by amnesia.
Drug and alcohol abuse can reduce the body's resistance to
infections and bring about malnutrition, organ damage, and
mental illness. Overdoses of almost all these substances can cause
psychosis, convulsions, coma, and death.
In Pennsylvania, the purchase, consumption, transportation, or
possession of alcoholic beverages by a person younger than 21 is
punishable by a loss of driving privileges and fines of up to $300
for the first offense and up to $500 for subsequent offenses. (18
Pa.C.S.A. § 6308; 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6310.4.) Misrepresentation of age
to procure or furnish alcoholic beverages for oneself is a summary
offense punishable by a fine of up to $300 for a first offense and is a
misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500 for a subsequent
offense. All such violations are also punishable by a loss of driving
privileges. (18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6307.) Misrepresentation of the age of
another for the purpose of procuring alcoholic beverages for that
person is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than
$300. (18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6309.) The intentional and knowing sale or
furnishing of alcoholic beverages to a person less than 21 years of
age is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $1,000
for a first offense and $2500 for subsequent offenses. (18
Pa.C.S.A. § 6310.1.) Manufacturing, making, altering, selling, or
attempting to sell a false identification card is a misdemeanor
punishable by a fine of not less than $1,000 for a first offense
and not less than $2500 for subsequent offenses. (18 Pa.C.S.A. §
The penalties for the unlawful possession, use, or distribution
of illicit drugs are more diverse than those governing underage
drinking and vary depending upon the nature of the drug involved
and the nature of the activity. For example, unlawful possession of
30 grams or less of marijuana or eight grams or less of hashish, for
example, is a misdemeanor punishable by a term of imprisonment
of up to 30 days and a fine of up to $500 or both. (35 P.S. §780113[a] and [g].)
At the other end of the scale, the manufacture, delivery, or
possession with intent to manufacture or deliver heroin or other
narcotics is a felony carrying a penalty punishable by a term of
imprisonment of up to 15 years or a fine of up to $250,000 or
both. (75 P.S. § 780-104; 35 P.S. §780-113[a] and [f].) A
complete summary of penalties related to unlawful possession,
use, or distribution of alcohol or illicit drugs can be found in the
Campus Safety Office. Individuals seeking advice regarding drug
or alcohol-related laws should consult legal counsel.
Title IX and Sexual Harassment Policy
Section 1604 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX
of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and the Pennsylvania
Human Relations Act defines sexual harassment in the following
* Sexual harassment involves unwelcome sexual advances or
requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct
of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when:
* Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or
implicitly, a term or condition of an individual's employment
* Submission to, or rejection of, such conduct by an individual
is used as the basis for an employment or academic decision
affecting such individual.
Such conduct has the purpose of affecting or unreasonably
interfering with the individual's work or academic performance,
or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working,
educational, or living environment.
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology prohibits sexual
harassment of its students and employees from any source,
including students, employees, visitors, and consultants.
Sexual Assault Policy
Sexual assault includes any of the following:
a) Any intentional, unconsented touching, or threat or attempt
(i) An intimate body part of another person, such as a sexual
organ, buttocks, or breast
(ii) Any body part of another person with a sexual organ
(iii) Any part of another person's body with the intent of
accomplishing a sexual act
b) Forcing, or attempting to force, any other person to engage in
sexual activity of any kind without her or his consent.
Sexual assault is defined and prosecuted as a federal felony
offense. Discipline by Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
does not take the place of, or prevent further prosecution by law
Our College prohibits domestic violence, dating violence, sexual
assault, and stalking.
For reporting possible relationship abuse or sexual assault:
1. Get to a safe place! Do not bathe, shower, nor change clothes.
2. You may contact a campus resource:
Campus Security: 286-4607; 606-1564
Title IX Coordinator, Betty Tompos: 391-6947
Nurse's Office: 391-3561; 606-1541 (Confidential Resource)
School Counselor, Deb Schuch: 299-7408 (Confidential
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