Drug & Alcohol Policy | IBCS

Drug & Alcohol Policy

IBCS prohibits all unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.

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No student shall be allowed or knowingly permitted to consume alcohol. Significant disciplinary action will apply for any violation.

Possession and/or use of alcoholic beverages while a student at IBCS or while on IBCS/TBC property is prohibited. Contributing to the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages is also prohibited.

Those prone to violation are encouraged to proactively inform a member of the IBCS administration or a Pastor at Tri-City Baptist Church. Proactive disclosure will be met with restorative actions.

Response to discovered violations with no proactive disclosure will also seek to restore; however, more severe disciplinary action will follow.

Illegal Substances

The same procedure will be followed in the case of violations involving illegal drugs and/or other substances. These violations include:

  • Misuse of over-the-counter or prescription drugs.
  • Possessing, using, being under the influence of, distributing, or manufacturing any form of illegal drug.
  • Possessing paraphernalia for intended or implied use of any form of illegal drug that contains or appears to contain illegal drug residue.
  • Purchasing or passing illegal drugs from one person to another.
  • Using mail services to purchase, pass, or distribute illegal drugs.


Although Arizona state law permits some uses of marijuana, AZ Proposition 207 “does not restrict the rights of employers [or] schools . . . to prohibit or regulate conduct” related to the use of marijuana. Moreover, federal laws prohibit marijuana use, possession, and/or cultivation at educational institutions and on the premises of other recipients of federal funds. Therefore, the use, possession, or cultivation of marijuana for recreational or medical purposes is prohibited on the campus of Tri-City Baptist Church and International Baptist College and Seminary. Sanctions due to violations of this standard will be consistent with violations associated with all other illegal drugs and substances.

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