PUBLICATIONS

Annual Security Report

In compliance with the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and in order to promote the safety and security of the campus community, the following information is provided to the Dordt College community. For the knowledge and awareness of the campus community, a list of crime statistics is provided in this report which reflects specified crimes which must be reported under the Clery Act. This information is updated on an annual basis and is available to current students and employees, and to prospective students and employees.

Procedures for Reporting Criminal Activity

  1. Reporting Criminal Activity in Progress.

    Though the seriousness of the situation and the urgency of response must be determined by the caller, do not hesitate to request maximum and immediate help by calling 911. Criminal activity may also be reported by calling the following:

    1. Sioux Center Police (M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 722-0761 (nights, weekends, holidays) 737-2280
    2. Campus security (5 p.m. to 8 a.m.) 722-6116
    3. Student Services (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 722-6076
    4. Switchboard (7 a.m. to 10 p.m.) 722-6000
    5. The residence life staff in your residence hall. Inform your RA, CDA, or LCA as soon as possible of any criminal activity you have reported.
  2. Reporting Completed Acts of Criminal Activity.

    Incidents of personal assault/injury, theft, vandalism, accidents, etc., should be reported by calling 911 if immediate medical or safety concerns need to be met. Otherwise, notify your RA, CDA, or LCA or student services to file a report. The college will either handle the situation internally or will inform the Sioux Center Police and request their assistance. The victim of the crime will be informed of the college’s action and may always pursue direct police involvement.

    A crime is "reported" when a victim or witness brings it to the attention of the local police or a campus security authority. The Clery Act defines campus security authorities to include an official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings. Student services staff members (excluding the dean of chapel and personal counselors. see point 4 below), residence life personnel (including RAs, CDAs, and LCAs), the athletic director, team coaches, club advisors, and members of the Student Life Committee are considered campus security authorities and are required, for the purpose of documenting criminal activity and to allow the college to follow up, to report details of criminal activity to the vice president for student services.

  3. Crime Advisories.

    Criminal activity which represents a continuing danger to the campus community will be reported by such means as announcements on DC Central, special posted announcements, verbal warnings, etc. The immediacy of a report will be determined with the help of the local police on a case-by-case basis in light of all the facts surrounding the crime.

  4. Reporting and Confidentiality.

    Crime victims’ need for confidential counseling must be weighed with the need of the broader campus community to be aware of situations that may affect personal safety and feelings of security. Therefore, the college has identified the dean of chapel, the director of personal counseling, and other staff members acting in the capacity of professional counselor as individuals with whom students may discuss a criminal act for the purpose of counsel or advice and who do not have to report the information shared by the student. These individuals will disclose to the vice president for student services that a certain class of crime took place. Information such as the individual’s name and specifics of the situation will be kept confidential if the individual so desires. All other student services staff members and residence life personnel are required to report details of criminal activity to the vice president for student services, who serves as the designated college official responsible for meeting the campus security reporting requirements.

Campus Safety Programs

Programs and information regarding many aspects of personal safety are provided on campus throughout the year. These programs are intended to inform students and employees about security procedures and to aid in the prevention of crimes. Examples of programs and information offered include New Student Orientation sessions, residence life programs, periodic all campus email messages and notices placed in the announcements on DC Central (DCC).

Access to Campus Facilities

The Campus Center is open 24 hours a day to allow access to phones, the Eckardt Lounge, mailboxes, and restrooms. All other buildings on campus are locked at night by campus security or residence life staff starting at 9 p.m. and are opened in the morning by maintenance staff at about 6 a.m. (The East Campus Apartments are not locked. Residents of the apartment complexes are responsible for locking their own apartment unit). Campus security staff members are on duty from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. and periodically check buildings during this time period.

Campus-wide cooperation is expected between faculty, staff, and students to assure that doors opened after lock-up are secured once they have been used. Students must receive authorization from a faculty member to remain in a building after the scheduled closing time. Students who do not have proper authorization will be asked to leave the building.

All residence hall residents are responsible for locking the door to their own room. The college is not responsible for stolen or damaged possessions. Students are urged to keep their own doors locked when the room/apartment is not occupied. Exterior doors to the residence halls are locked in the evening and entry is controlled by an electronic access system.

Authority of Campus Security

The college hires students through the student employment program to serve as the campus security staff. The primary responsibilities of the campus security staff are to lock and secure buildings, report policy violations to residence life staff and/or student services, and report emergency needs to the local authorities. Campus security staff members do not have the power to arrest, but may detain an individual for questioning by police or members of the college staff. They have direct communication with the local police via radio and telephone and will call for assistance whenever needed.

Campus security staff members are not trained as police officers and do not carry weapons. If you are or feel you might be in physical danger, try first to contact the local police at 911.

The staff members of campus security report to the vice president for student services. Each member keeps a log when he/she is on duty which records any unusual incidents, unlocked doors, maintenance needs, and reports of individuals who violated campus policies. This log is reviewed by the vice president for student services each morning during the work week (Monday-Friday). Action is taken on the items logged as soon as possible.

Off-Campus Student Activities

All students are responsible for their own behavior and personal safety while engaged in off-campus activities. Students are requested to report any criminal activity that they observe occurring off-campus to the local police and to the vice president for student services. Any student engaged in criminal and/or illegal activity or activity which is contrary to the student conduct policies of the college as stated in the student handbook may be subject to college discipline in addition to criminal or civil penalties, whether this behavior occurred on or off campus.

Alcohol

In order to promote both the testimony of Dordt College and a vital Christian educational atmosphere for all students and to remove a source of potential temptation or stumbling for students who may struggle with the abuse of or addiction to alcohol, alcohol will at no time be allowed on campus. The college supports and has a duty to uphold federal and state laws related to the use of alcohol. Students under the age of 21 are not to use or possess alcohol and will be held accountable should they choose to do so on or off campus. Students who are twenty-one or over are expected to abide by local, state, and national laws with regard to alcohol and will be held accountable for violations of law that occur off campus as well as on campus.

Any misuse or abuse of alcoholic beverages by students will not be tolerated and may subject the student to disciplinary action. The consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages by anyone is prohibited on campus or in college-controlled areas, in college-approved housing facilities, in vehicles, and at college-related activities. The presence of alcohol containers will be regarded as possession. Students may not attend a college function after consuming alcohol. Students who return to campus in an intoxicated state or are discovered on or off campus in an intoxicated state are subject to college discipline. Students who provide alcohol to a minor are also subject to college discipline.

Students suspected of underage or excessive alcohol consumption will be asked to take a breath analysis test. Refusal to take the test when requested will be interpreted as an admission of alcohol consumption. Students who are confronted with suspicion of drinking may immediately request to use the breath analysis test to confirm their innocence.

Students are responsible for any possession or consumption of alcohol that occurs in a campus residence or vehicle if they are present in the room or vehicle whether or not they themselves have been drinking or in possession of alcohol. Alcohol that is found on college property will be confiscated and the containers will be emptied. Residents who discover a violation of the college’s alcohol policy are to report it to residence life staff or campus security.

Individual departments (e.g., athletics, theater, music) have instituted policies regarding discipline for alcohol and drug violations. Students participating in such activities are expected to check the respective department’s policies.

Designated Driver

The college supports the idea of using a designated driver. The designated driver concept, however, is an imperfect response to a part of our human sinful condition. Students need to be aware that using a designated driver is not an excuse for other students to be irresponsible with regard to their own well being or with regard to the law. Therefore the following information is necessary for students to consider and be aware of with regard to the use of a designated driver:

  1. The designated driver concept is not appropriate for students under 21 years of age, unless they are with their parents (after drinking) or with friends of legal drinking age who have consumed alcohol, and who have asked the student, as a licensed driver, to be the designated driver.

  2. All State and local motor vehicle rules, including speed regulations, are to be obeyed at all times. Infractions shall be the sole financial responsibility of the driver and may be cause for revocation of driving privileges by the state of Iowa.

  3. A designated driver and the occupants of a vehicle are still required to obey the laws of the state and the rules of the college. According to college policy no alcoholic beverages are allowed on campus including in a vehicle. This includes unopened alcoholic beverages.

Controlled Substances

Because involvement with recreational and/or mood altering drugs is illegal, drug use is not a matter of Christian liberty. It is expected that no member of the Dordt College community will engage in such use. Any illegal use of a controlled substance or illegal or non-medical use of prescription or over the counter drug, whether on or off campus, is strictly prohibited and such use may result in immediate dismissal from Dordt College.

On December 12, 1989, President Bush signed the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, Public Law 101-226. This law requires that, as a condition for receiving funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, an institution of higher education must certify that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.

To remain eligible for federal funds, Dordt College, as a grantee, must certify that its campus is drug free and meets certain criteria. These criteria include a requirement to publish and provide each student with a statement prohibiting the unlawful use, possession, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on college property or as part of any college activity. Dordt College takes the responsibility in establishing an awareness program to educate students about the hazards of drug and alcohol abuse and the availability of drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs.

A description of the federal, state, and local sanctions which can be taken against a student who violates the law with regard to drug or alcohol use is included in appendix A.

Dordt College Crime Statistics, 2011-13

This chart includes offenses that were reported to Dordt College through Campus Security, the Sioux Center Police Department and other College officials who are designated campus security authorities and who have significant responsibilities for student and campus activities. The information indicates statistics for the three most recent calendar years. The chart includes a category for the number of offenses which manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability, as prescribed by the Hate Crimes Statistics Act (28 U.S.C. 534).

The law requires colleges to provide a geographic breakdown of crime statistics for the listed offenses. The information below indicates crimes which occurred on campus, the number of crimes that took place in residence halls, crimes that took place in or on a noncampus building or property, and crimes that occurred in an area contiguous to campus. An additional reporting requirement is to include statistics for persons who were referred for campus disciplinary action for liquor law violations, drug law violations, and illegal weapons possession.

These offenses were compiled using the Uniform Crime Reporting procedures in accordance with the provisions of the law. None of the statistical information reflects the degree of the crime, the innocence or guilt of a suspect, or the intent with which the crime may have been perpetrated.

View Crime Statistics

FBI Definitions of Crime Categories

The following definitions are those outlined in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Incident-Based Reporting System.

Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires that each state provide information regarding registered sex offenders to the local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction where an institution of higher education is located. The local law enforcement agency is then to share this information with the institution of higher education. Dordt College, in compliance with the requirements of the law, is providing notice that you may obtain information about registered sex offenders by visiting the Iowa Sex Offender Website. This page will give you a list of the "high risk" offenders registered within Sioux County. If you prefer, you may also directly contact the local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over a campus location.

Anti-Harassment

Dordt College is committed to providing a workplace and an educational environment free of harassment and inappropriate treatment of any employee or student because of the employee’s or student’s race, sex, age, national origin, disability, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. To be unlawful, workplace conduct must be so severe and pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with an employee’s ability to work or a student’s ability to succeed academically and have a positive educational experience. Dordt College does not, however, condone or tolerate any inappropriate conduct based on an employee’s or student’s race, sex, age, national origin, disability, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Moreover, Dordt College is committed to protecting employees and students from inappropriate conduct whether from other employees non employees or students.

Inappropriate conduct may include, among other things:

  • Epithets, slurs, stereotyping, or threatening, intimidating, or hostile acts that relate to race, sex, age, national origin, or disability; and
  • Written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group because of race, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Specifically included in this Anti Harassment Policy is a commitment to provide a workplace and an academic environment free of inappropriate conduct of a sexual nature. Such conduct may include, among other things:

  • Unsolicited and unwelcome comments or conduct of a sexual nature or that are demeaning to women or men as a group (for example, offensive or vulgar jokes, name-calling, comments about one’s body or sex life, stereotyping based on a person’s sex, touching, leering, ogling, patting, pinching, indecent exposure, physical gestures, or displaying sexually explicit photographs or objects that interfere with a reasonable person’s work);
  • Unsolicited and unwelcome demands or requests for sexual favors or social or sexual encounters;
  • An explicit or implicit promise of preferential treatment with regard to a person’s employment or academic status in exchange for sexual favors or sexual activity; and
  • The use of an employee’s, applicant’s, or student’s submission to or rejection of sexual conduct as the basis for making, influencing, or affecting an employment decision that has an impact upon the terms and conditions of the individual’s employment (for example, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, compensation, benefits, or working conditions) or a student’s academic status.

Given the nature of this type of conduct and the serious effects such conduct can have on the target of the conduct and the one accused of the conduct, Dordt College treats alleged violations of this policy seriously and, to the extent possible, confidentially. Dordt College expects all individuals to treat alleged violations in the same responsible manner.

If you believe you or any other employee or student is being subjected to behavior that violates these policies, you are encouraged to, and have a responsibility to, immediately report these matters to the vice president for business affairs if the conduct involves an employee or the vice president for student services if the conduct involves a student. If for any reason you do not feel comfortable reporting your concerns to the vice president for business affairs, you may report your concerns to the director of human resources. If for any reason you do not feel comfortable reporting your concerns to the vice president for student services, you may report your concerns to the director of residence life.

Supervisors who become aware of any potential violation of this policy must report the potential violation to the vice president for business affairs or the director of human resources. Failure to report potential violations may result in appropriate discipline, up to and including discharge.

No action will be taken against any employee or student merely because he or she reports behavior believed to violate this policy. We will take action to investigate and resolve all complaints of this nature. Dordt College is firm in its commitment to maintaining an environment free of discrimination, harassment, and inappropriate conduct.

Violations of this policy will not be tolerated and will result in appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including discharge or dismissal from the college.

Please help us maintain a comfortable work and educational environment free from inappropriate and offensive conduct.

Safe Campus Policy

Dordt College is committed to creating and maintaining a community of individuals who are dedicated to upholding Christ-honoring relationships. Such relationships are free from interpersonal violence including but not limited to the following: sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking. As a matter of policy, the faculty, staff, and students that comprise the Dordt community will not tolerate such behaviors. This policy is subject to change at the discretion of the college.

Campus Sexual Assault/Rape Policy

College communities across the nation may not be the safe havens for learning they are often perceived to be. Some studies suggest that nearly five percent of women on college campuses experience a sexual assault in any given year with up to 84 percent of rape victims knowing and trusting their attacker. While these statistics are alarming to any campus community, even more disturbing is the fact that many such incidents remain unreported. Society’s misunderstanding of the reality of rape and sexual assault contributes to this under-reporting, keeping many women silent and alone. Learning the facts about rape and unlearning the lies are everyone’s responsibility. All those who experience a sexual assault are encouraged to come forward in order to receive the help and support that they need. Asking for help is not a sign of blame or weakness. Talking to someone will help complainants regain a sense of strength and aid in the recovery process.

Definitions

For the purposes of this policy, the term "sexual assault" is defined as one or more of the following:

Campus Relationship Violence/Domestic Violence Policy

Millions of women in this country and thousands within the state of Iowa are physically and emotionally abused by their relationship partners each year. These are not isolated instances affecting only "certain" women. Violence does not discriminate. College campuses around the nation are becoming aware that their students are not outside the scope of such forms of violence. In a study of dating violence, 25 percent of college men surveyed admitted to slapping, pushing, or restraining a female partner. There is help for those who experience relationship/domestic violence and referral sources for those perpetrating such abuse. Complainants may speak with the director of personal counseling or the director of campus health services, who are trained in offering assistance in safety planning, threat assessment, assistance in seeking medical attention or safe shelter, and options in regard to legal possibilities such as obtaining the state of Iowa’s No Contact Order. If you or someone that you know and care about is struggling with any of the following types of abuse, please talk with someone about it.

Important Information to Note:

Definitions

For the purposes of this policy, the term "relationship violence/domestic violence" is defined as one partner’s attempt to maintain power and control over another through the use of actual or threatened physical, psychological, sexual, and/or emotional abuse.

Campus Stalking Policy

Stalking is another pervasive form of abuse throughout the United States. Based upon U.S. Census estimates of the number of women and men in the country, one out of every 12 U.S. women (8.2 million) has been stalked at some time in their life. On some campuses, as many as 35 percent of female students have been stalked, with 80 percent of these women knowing their stalker. These women live with fear throughout every moment of their day and are thus plagued with difficulty in regard to their academic lives and purpose for attending college. Poor attendance and the inability to concentrate on their studies can result in lower academic performance and, potentially, withdrawal or academic dismissal from college. Like other forms of abuse, many of these individuals live in silence. There are resources available and trained personnel who are available to listen and understand this fear. If you or someone that you are close to is feeling threatened by another person, you are encouraged to take advantage of the assistance that is available.

Definition

For the purposes of this policy, the term stalking is defined as a repeated course of conduct that causes fear of bodily injury or death to an individual or a member of that individual’s immediate household or causes emotional distress for the individual. The college also includes activity intended to cause fear of injury to one’s friends or loved ones outside of the immediate family.

Stalking refers to repeated harassing or threatening behaviors that an individual engages in such as any or all of the following:

Emergency Procedures Regarding Sexual Assault/Relationship Violence/Stalking

In Case of On-Campus Emergencies

In Case of Off-Campus Emergencies

Available Resources

Costs for medical care

In instances of sexual assault the SANE exam is fully funded by the Iowa Crime Victim Compensation Program and is paid without an official report taking place.

If a complainant reports the incident (whether it be sexual and/or physical assault) to local law enforcement within 72 hours of the crime, they may file an application to the Iowa Crime Victim Compensation Program in order to receive funds to cover the physical examination, follow-up care, and counseling that is not covered by the complainant’s insurance.

On-Campus Resources

  1. Counseling Center - Extension 6990. Office is located in the lower level of Covenant Hall (CV 60). Hours are Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Counselors are available at other hours by appointment only.
  2. Campus Health Services - Extension 6990. Office is located in the lower level of Covenant Hall (CV 60). Hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  3. Dean of Chapel - Extension 6076. Office is located on the first level of the Campus Center in the Student Services office. Weekday hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures

Introduction

Dordt College is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) requires institutions to disclose emergency response policies and evacuation procedures that will be implemented whenever a significant emergency or dangerous situation exists on campus that involves an immediate threat to the health or safety of students, staff or visitors.

Policy Statement

It is the policy of the college to be in compliance with the HEOA Emergency Response and Evacuation Regulations.

Reporting an Emergency

All members of the Dordt community are urged to report a dangerous situation on campus that involves an immediate threat to the health or safety of students, staff, or visitors by calling 911.

Institutional Response

Dordt College maintains an Emergency Response Team (ERT) which is composed of the vice president for student services, the vice president for business and finance, director of facilities, registrar, director of computer services, director of marketing and public relations, and the assistant to the president. This team convenes in the event of a crisis on campus or when confirmation has been received regarding a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees on the campus.

The ERT will initiate the institutional response by immediately investigating reports of significant emergencies and dangerous situations within the college community. The ERT may request assistance from local law enforcement, other college departments or offices, as necessary, to confirm that an immediate threat to the health or safety of students, staff, or visitors exists on campus.

Emergency Notification

Should an emergency or dangerous situation pose an immediate threat to the health and safety of campus community members, they shall be notified without unreasonable delay, unless the ERT determines that an immediate notification would place the Dordt community or a victim at greater risk or would compromise efforts to contain, respond to or mitigate the emergency. It is the responsibility of ERT with the assistance of law enforcement or other departments or offices, as necessary, to:

Dordt has several systems in place for communicating emergency information to members of the Dordt community. Any or all of the following methods of emergency notification may be used depending on the type and nature of the emergency:

Mass email notification: The mass email notification system is an electronic system for quickly delivering emergency messages to Dordt students, faculty and staff. Notifications will be sent via email. Messages will be brief, include basic information and provide instructions on how to obtain more details. The mass email system will be used for emergencies that pose an immediate danger to the college community. Examples may include, but are not limited to:

College web site: Updated information following a message notifying the campus of an emergency will be found on the college website, available for the college and general communities and media outlets, if warranted.

Emergency telephone voice recording: The telephone system at Dordt is capable of disseminating a recorded message that provides general information to listeners in the event of an emergency.

Personal communication: Individual departments and offices are encouraged to maintain a variety of forms of personal communication, including phone trees and email lists that can be accessed if needed.

Signage: A variety of signage may be created to help provide direction in the event of an emergency. Each building on campus is assigned a building supervisor, who may be asked to assist in the case of an emergency. Building supervisors can create signage to provide information and direction to members of our campus community. Occupants of buildings are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the nearest evacuation route.

Testing

All emergency communications methods are tested on at least an annual basis, according to standards as appropriate.

Evacuation

Each building on campus has a designated evacuation plan in the event of an emergency that would require such action. These plans are posted on each floor of each building. Other than fire alarms, law enforcement and the ERT are responsible for determining if the emergency or dangerous situation is such that a building evacuation is necessary and if so, notifying the occupants of the building or buildings of the decision to evacuate.

Policy Awareness

The college will link to this policy electronically through websites designed to convey emergency or law enforcement information such as the Dordt Annual Security Report.

Annual Fire Safety Report

Fire Statistics

Facility Fires in 2011 Fires in 2010
North Hall 0 0
East Hall 0 0
West Hall 0 0
Covenant 0 0
East Campus A 0 0
East Campus B 0 0
East Campus C 0 0
East Campus D 0 0
East Campus E 0 0
East Campus F 0 0
Southview 0 0
Kuyper 0 0
8-Plex 0 0
Duplex 0 0

Fire Alarm Information for on-campus student housing facilities

North Hall, East Hall, West Hall, East Campus Apartments, 8-Plex, Duplex:

Covenant Hall:

Southview:

Kuyper Apartments:

*Fire drills are conducted each semester for campus housing facilities.

Rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing facilities (http://www.dordt.edu/campus_life/student_handbook/)

Due to the nature of communal living and the electrical load placed on the circuitry in residence hall rooms, cooking is allowed only in residence hall kitchenettes. Refrigerators, coffee pots, popcorn poppers, clocks, blankets, fans, hair dryers, hair setters, heating pads, typewriters, computers, audio and video equipment are permitted in the room/apartment. Heating and cooking units, microwave ovens, halogen lamps, and sun lamp units are not permitted in residence hall rooms. Residents may not use extension cords or multi-outlet plugs to increase the number of items plugged into an outlet. Only a power strip with an internal circuit breaker may be used to plug in multiple electrical devices.

Procedures for student evacuation (http://www.dordt.edu/campus_life/student_handbook/)

When a fire alarm is set off, students must vacate the residence hall immediately using the nearest safe exit. The residence life staff will designate an assembly area outside of the building where students should report. Students should stay at the assembly point until they are allowed to reenter the building. In the event of a fire it is essential that students stay at the assembly point to allow a accurate head count to be taken. Students who do not exit a building when a fire alarm sounds will be fined $50. The residence life staff will be available to provide further information and assistance.

Policies for fire safety education and training programs for students, faculty, and staff

Contact Information to report that a fire has occurred

Name Office Phone Cell Phone
Bethany Schuttinga
(Emergency Response Coordinator)
(712) 722-6002 (712) 441-1838
Arlan Nederhoff
(Alternate Emergency Response Coordinator)
(712) 722-6010 (712) 441-1605
Stan Oordt (712) 722-6405 (712) 441-6894

Appendix A

State and local alcohol laws

Alcohol Related Laws

Iowa's OWI (operating while intoxicated) law states that it is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle in Iowa in any of the following conditions.

  1. While under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or other drug or a combination of such substances
  2. While having an alcohol concentration of .08 or more
  3. While having any amount of a controlled substance in one's body

Iowa's implied consent law means that any person who operates a motor vehicle in the state agrees to have a blood, breath and/or urine test performed to determine alcohol level or presence of drugs, whenever a peace officer has reasonable grounds to believe the person is operating under the influence.

http://www.iowadot.gov/owi.htm

State Drug Laws Regarding Controlled Substances

Use and Effects of Controlled Substances and State and Federal Penalties for their Misuse

  1. Possession and Delivery (Penalties)

    Quantity 1st Offense 2nd Offense Distribution to Person Under Age 18 Distribution Within 1,000 Feet of School

    Heroine_Schedules I and II

    1 kg or more mixture Not less than 16 2/3 yrs. and not more than 50 yrs. and/or a fine not more than $1,000,000 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized Not less than 5 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs. Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs.
    100-1000 gm mixture Not less than 8 1/3 yrs. and not more than 25yrs. and/or a fine not less than $5,000 and not more than $1,000,000 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized Not less than 5 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs. Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs.
    1-100 gm mixture Not less than 3 1/3 yrs. and not more than 10yrs. and/or a fine of not less than $1,000 and not more than $50,000 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized Not less than 5 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs. Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs.

    Cocaine Schedules I and II

    5 kg or more mixture Not less than 16 2/3 yrs. and not more than 50 yrs. and/or a fine not more than $1,000,000 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized Not less than 5 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs. Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs.
    500-4,999 gm mixture Not less than 8 1/3 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs. and/or a fine not less than $5,000 and not more than $1,000,000 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized Not less than 5 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs. Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs.
    1-500 gm mixture Not less than 3 1/3 yrs. and not more than 10 yrs. to exceed 3 times otherwise and/or a fine of not less than $1,000 and not more than $50,000 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized Not less than 5 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs. Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs.

    Cocaine Base_Schedules I and II

    50 gm or more mixture Not less than 16 2/3 yrs. and not more than 50 yrs. and/or a fine not more than $1,000,000 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized Not less than 5 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs. Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs.
    5-49 gm mixture Not less than 8 1/3 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs. and/or a fine not less than $5,000 and not more than $1,000,000 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized Not less than 5 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs. Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs.
    1-5 gm mixture Not less than 3 1/3 yrs. and not more than 10 yrs. and/or a fine of not less than $1,000 and not more than $50,000 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized Not less than 5 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs. Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs.

    PCP_Schedules I and II

    100 gm or more or 1 kg or more mixture Not less than 16 2/3 yrs. and not more than 50 yrs. and/or a fine not more than $1,000,000 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized Not less than 5 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs. Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs.
    10-100 gm or 100-1000 gm mixture Not less than 8 1/3 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs. and/or a fine not less than $5,000 and not more than $1,000,000 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized Not less than 5 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs. Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs.
    1-10 gm or 10-100 gm mixture Not less than 3 1/3 yrs. and not more than 10 yrs. and/or a fine of not less than $1,000 and not more than $50,000 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized Not less than 5 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs. Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs.

    LSD_Schedules I and II

    10 gm or more mixture Not less than 16 2/3 yrs. and not more than 50 yrs. and/or a fine not more than $1,000,000 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized Not less than 5 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs. Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs.
    1-10 gm mixture Not less than 8 1/3 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs. and/or a fine not less than $5,000 and not more than $1,000,000 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized Not less than 5 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs. Not less than 10 yrs. and not more than 25 yrs.

    Others--Schedules I, II or III

    Any Not less than 3 1/3 yrs. and not more than 10 yrs. and/or a fine of not more than $10,000 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized No enhancement No enhancement

    All_Schedules IV or V (Except Marijuana)

    Any Not to exceed 2 yrs. and/or a fine not to exceed $5,000 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized No enhancement No enhancement

    Marijuana

    1000 kg or more or mixture Not to exceed 50 yrs. and/or a fine of not more than $1,000,000 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized No enhancement No enhancement
    100-1000 kg or more or mixture Not to exceed 25 yrs. and/or a fine not less than $5,000 nor more than $100,000 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized No enhancement No enhancement
    50-100 kg or mixture Not more than 10 yrs. and/or a fine not less than $1,000 and not more than $50,000 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized No enhancement No enhancement
    1-50 kg Not more than 5 yrs. and/or a fine of not more than $7,500 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized Not more than 10 yrs.and/or a fine of not more than $10,000 No enhancement
    Less than 1 oz. Not more than 6 mos. and/or a fine of not more than $1,000 No enhancement Not more than 10 yrs. and/or a fine of not more than $10,000 No enhancement
    Conspiracy to deliver to person under age 18 Not more than 5 yrs. and/or a fine not to exceed $7,500 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized No enhancement No enhancement

    Enhancement Penalties

    Description Penalty
    Possession or control of firearm while committing offense Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 2 times otherwise authorized
    Possession or control of offensive weapon while committing trafficking offense Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized
    Distribution to persons age 18 and older within 1000 feet of school or a public park (limited to Schedule I or II narcotic or cocaine) 5 yrs. additional confinement
  2. Possession

    Description 1st Offense 2nd Offense
    Controlled substance other than marijuana Confinement not to exceed 1 year and/or fine not to exceed $1,000 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times otherwise authorized
    Marijuana Confinement not to exceed 6 mos. and/or fine not more than $1,000 No enhancement
  3. Other Offenses

    Description 1st Offense 2nd Offense
    Gathering where controlled substance unlawfully used (other than marijuana) Not less than 1 2/3 yrs. and not more than 5 yrs. and/or a fine not to exceed $7,500 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times amount otherwise authorized
    Gathering where con- trolled substance unlawfully used (marijuana) Not to exceed 1 yr. and/or a fine not to exceed $1,000 Punishment and/or fine not to exceed 3 times amount otherwise authorized
  4. Forfeiture of Property

    Anyone convicted of drug-related offense requiring one-year imprisonment or more forfeits:

    1. all property purchased with or derived from proceeds obtained from activity resulting in drug conviction; and
    2. all property used or intended to be used in a manner to commit a drug law violation.
  5. Involuntary Commitment for Substance Abuse

    A person may be committed without his/her consent for treatment for substance abuse. Committed by court order for initial period of 30days and thereafter for additional 90-day periods, if necessary.