Substance Abuse Program

Hamilton Tech has established a program with a goal of reducing and/or eliminating drug and/or alcohol abuses. The staff and faculty are committed to providing support to those who need assistance in becoming aware of the hazards associated with substance abuse. Without violating federal and/or state laws, Hamilton Tech will make a legitimate effort to provide necessary programs and services consistent with a goal of educating students on how to deal with substance abuse. Whenever legally possible, the college will protect the confidentiality of the discussions relating to substance abuse. Please see Student Services for referrals to substance abuse resources

Substance Abuse Policy

In accordance with The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, Hamilton Tech is committed to creating a drug free environment that promotes the intellectual, social, emotional, ethical, and physical well-being of its campus members. The commitment includes maintaining a campus environment conducive to the intellectual and personal development of students and to the safety and welfare of all members of the campus community. Hamilton Tech has an established goal of reducing and/or eliminating drug and/or alcohol abuses. The staff and faculty are committed to providing support and directing students to resources associated with substance abuse. If a student has, or knows of students who have problems in this area he/she is urged to contact the Dean of Students or the Academic Dean. Whenever legally possible, the college will protect the confidentiality of the discussions relating to substance abuse.

Health Risks Associated with Substance Abuse Alcohol Use

The use of alcohol serves as a depressant that affects the central nervous system of the body. Effects of alcohol use include, but are not limited to, slowed motor skills, loss of judgment, blurred vision, physical sickness, blackouts, and in extreme cases death. Impact on student success includes poor attendance, poor test performance, failure to complete assignments, and course failure.

Drug Use

The use of drugs, (controlled substances) has a multitude of mind altering, debilitating, and in some cases catastrophic effects for the user. Effects include, but are not limited to, slowed motor skills, loss of appetite, lack of motivation, irritability, inability to concentrate, violent outbursts and in some instances death. Impact on student success includes poor attendance, inability to concentrate or focus, poor academic performance, and course failure.

Alcohol and Drug Resources and Services

The following are resources in the Quad City and surrounding areas for Substance Abuse. Hamilton Tech does not suggest nor endorse any program over another.

Alcoholics Anonymous 24 hour service: (309)764-1016. (Covers Illinois District 90, Iowa District 9 and Illowa Intergroup)

The Illowa Intergroup, 1706 Brady Street, Midtown Plaza Suite 201, Davenport, IA 52803

Office hours: 9:00 to 5:30 Monday- Friday

Quad Cities Area of Narcotics Anonymous
Helpline: (300) 897-6242

P.O. Box 37, Davenport, Iowa 52805
Treatment Services ​Center for Alcohol & Drug Services, (CADS)

Davenport, IA- (563)326-1150 or (563)26-4116

Rock Island, IL-(309)788-4571
Riverside Alcohol & Drug Treatment Center

Rock Island, IL-(309)779-2800

  • River Bend Christian Counseling – Moline (309) 757-0300
  • Tri-County Alcohol and Drug Services, LLC - East Moline (309) 752-9740
  • Alcohol and Drug Education Clinic, Inc – Rock Island (309) 794-1097
  • Family Counseling and Psychology Center, P.C., DUI Services - Rock Island (309) 788-6374
  • Alcohol and Drug Educational Services – Rock Island (309) 786-2992
  • New Life Outpatient Center-Davenport (563) 355-0055
  • Margaret Stutsman Lodge-East Moline (309)792-2840
  • Good Shepherd Foundation – Geneseo (309) 944-6205 or (309) 944-3258
  • Bridgeway, Inc – Kewanee (309) 852-5541
  • The Abbey-Bettendorf (563)355-4707

Sanctions for Violation of Local, State, and Federal Laws

Local statutes adhere to State guidelines regarding sanctions for violations.

Alcohol Use

Iowa State law considers the illegal possession and use of alcohol a simple misdemeanor. Please see the following link for full detail:

Federal laws likewise prohibit the underage use of alcohol. Please see the following link for full detail: 

Drug (Controlled Substance) Use

Iowa State law considers the manufacture, delivery, or possession of illegal drugs to be a class "B" felony, punishable by confinement of up to fifty years and fines up to $1 million. Please see the following link for a full detail:

Federal law (specifically the Controlled Substances Act passed in 1970) likewise prohibits the manufacture, distribution and possession of controlled substances. Please see the following link for full detail on the limitations and sanctions for violation of this act: 

Discipline for Violation of Substance Abuse Policy

  1. Direct involvement or participation in the selling of any controlled substance or paraphernalia associated with controlled substances on or about school property or at school sponsored events will result in the following:
    1. Expelled from school.
    2. A report will be filed with the police.
  2. Anyone involved with or participating in consuming, using, or giving alcoholic beverages or controlled substances or paraphernalia associated with controlled substance, or are under the influence of same or possession of same, on or about school property or school sponsored activities, will be:
    1. Expelled from school
    2. Advised to enter a substance abuse program
    3. Informed they are not going to be considered for readmission unless evidence of participation in an approved substance abuse program is supplied to the school as part of the appeal pro

Sexual Harassment

Hamilton Tech is committed to the policy that all members of the institution’s community, employees, students, visitors, and program participants, have the right to be free from harassment, which can be a form of discrimination if it is unwelcome and severe or pervasive enough to substantially interfere with a person's work or education. Unlawful sexual harassment is a form of discrimination and will not be tolerated. If one has been found to have committed sexual harassment, they will be disciplined up to and including termination from the college. Hamilton Tech is committed to preventing or stopping harassment whenever it may occur at the college or at college sponsored events on or off campus, e.g., field trips, social or educational functions, student recruitment activities, and externships. Hamilton Tech complies with the Title IX, VAWA/Campus SaVE Act.

Sexual Harassment is defined as persistent, repetitive, or egregious behaviors directed at a specific individual or group of individuals, whether made physically, orally, in writing, or through electronic media- that if not submitted or consented to, could result in consequences for the individual(s)targeted. Sexual Harassment includes, but is not limited to, the following:
physical contact or violence, direct or implied threats of a sexual nature or for a sexual purpose, persistent propositions to develop a romantic or sexual relationship, unwelcomed sexually explicit gestures, statements, questions, jokes, anecdotes, or displays of graphic sexual material-including remarks about a person’s clothing or body, sexual activity or previous sexual experience, stalking, unwelcomed touching, and bullying/cyber-bullying for a sexual purpose.


Hamilton Tech College is committed to creating an environment that encourages any of the institutions community to come forward if they have experienced any form of sexual harassment. The college will work to protect the identities and privacy of the persons who seek help or who report harassment. Legal obligations may require the college to take action if harassment or discrimination is occurring. It is important that persons who are concerned about confidentiality always discuss that concern with the person to whom they are speaking, and should inquire about any limits on that confidentiality.


Such behaviors can create a hostile, intimidating and demeaning environment that can interfere with or deny participation in everyday activities in one’s life. All employees, students, visitors and program participants must be allowed to work and study in an environment free from unsolicited and unwelcomed sexual overtures and advances. With issues regarding harassment, it is important to identify and remedy a situation as soon as possible. Complainants are urged to promptly share grievances or concerns in order for the college to investigate.
Designated and trained individuals, called Title IX Coordinators can assist a person in deciding if and how they want to proceed and what’s entailed in carrying out that decision. The following administrators serve as Hamilton Tech’s Title IX Coordinators. They serve as resources for incidents on and off campus. There is a representative from the Title IX Team available anytime the college is open.

  • Brian Beert, Dean of Students and Enrollment, Main Building, Upstairs: 563-594-5790,
  • Katrina Pivovarnik, Academic Dean and Instructor, Main Building: 563-594-5796,


Hamilton Tech College prohibits retaliatory action against any person making a complaint of sexual harassment or against any person cooperating in the investigation of any charge of sexual misconduct. Acts of retaliation are, by themselves, cause for disciplinary action. Concerns of retaliation can be communicated to the Title IX Coordinators, the College Director or the Dean of Students.

Persons who feel they have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation including gender identity, age, marital status, civil union status, physical or mental disability, or military status may file such complaint or grievance with the Affirmative Action Officer or Title IX, Section 504, Program Coordinator at the college business office, 1011 E. 53rd Street, Davenport, Iowa 52807, telephone number (563) 386-3570.