Health Information

Drug Free Campus

In compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989, Chipola College:

  • prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by all students and employees; enforces sanctions, including those applicable under local, state, and federal law, for unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol, including but not limited to suspension, expulsion, termination of employment, and referral for prosecution which may result in arrest, appropriate fines, and imprisonment;
  • believes that there are many detrimental health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol, including but not limited to psychological and physical addiction, insomnia, disorientation, depression, hallucinations, hypertension, increased anxiety and paranoia, damage t unborn fetuses, convulsions, cancer, psychosis, respiratory failure, brain damage, and death;
  • encourages anyone with a drug or alcohol problem to seek help at one of the local agencies which include but are not limited to the following:


Florida Statutes require that we provide information related to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).  For detailed information, visit the Centers for Disease Control website at:

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA

Please check the following link to the Center for Disease Control for a fact sheet concerning MRSA and general Staph infections:

Health Insurance

Chipola does not contract with a health insurance provider for students, nor do we make referrals to any particular company.  Anyone needing insurance should check with individual agencies for coverage.


Florida Statutes require that a postsecondary institution provide information concerning the risks associated with meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B to every student who has been accepted for admission.  Students who live in an on-campus residence hall are required to provide documentation of vaccinations against meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B or sign a waiver declining the vaccinations.

Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis B

Vaccine Verification/Waiver Form

Use of Tobacco, Alcohol and Illegal Drugs/Narcotics

Chipola policy  prohibits smoking inside any building on campus.  For information on the prevention and control of tobacco use visit:

In 1994, Chipola adopted a Drug-Free Campus Policy and Program.  Students cannot realize their full potential when using alcohol and/or illegal drugs/narcotics which severely impair physical and mental health.  Check the following link to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence to view research and get information on how alcohol and drugs affect your health: