Policy and Procedure Manual

206 - Drug and Alcohol Policies-Drug Free Campus

Title: Drug and Alcohol Policies/Drug Free Campus
Owner: VP of Student Financial Services
Last Update/Revised: 02/25/2021
Policy: United States University complies with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1990 and the Higher Education Act Section 120a, 34 CFR 668.46(b) (4) (ii) and 34 CFR668.46 (b) (8). The University policy regarding the possession, use, and/or sale of alcoholic beverages or illicit drugs on campus is governed by state and municipal law.

The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 require that, as a condition of receiving funds or financial assistance under any Federal program, the University create and maintain a drug-free environment and implement a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs, and the abuse of alcohol, by its students and employees.

In addition to being a violation of Federal and State laws, the possession and/or use of alcohol, the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of illegal controlled substances on University campuses, off-campus sites, workplace site of employees, or at any University-sponsored event is prohibited. No one may use illegal substances, or abuse legal substances, including alcohol, in a manner which impairs performance of assigned tasks. The University expects that individuals and groups will conduct themselves and operate within the scope of the rules and regulations. Violators of this prohibition are subject to criminal prosecution and/or disciplinary action, including reprimand, probation, suspension or expulsion, and/or termination of employment.

Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to ensure compliance under the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1990 and the Higher Education Act and to disclose to its public that the university prohibits  the illegal and irresponsible use of alcohol and other drugs.

Scope:  This policy applies to all university employees and students. 

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