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Section: Employee/Labor Relations Section Number: 4.9.15
Subject: Other Working Conditions: Drug-Free Campus Date of Present Issue: 12/08/95
  Date of Previous Issues:
04/89, 07/90


In accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, Federal Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 and Drug Free Schools and Community Act, Amendments of 1989, as a recipient of federal funds for some of its programs and activities, Lake Superior State University is required to publish and notify employees and students of its policy regarding a campus free of drug and alcohol abuse.

The following is the Lake Superior State University policy regarding controlled substances (as defined in the Controlled Substances Act) in any location for which the University is responsible and has control of operations.

    " It is the policy of Lake Superior State University to maintain a campus free of drug and alcohol abuse. Lake Superior State University supports federal and state laws which prohibit the manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or illegal use of controlled substances on campus by officers, employees, or students of the University. Any student or employee found to be in violation of these laws and/or of University Rules and Regulations (see Procedure Manual Section 4.6.1) and Student Standards of Behavior (, which prohibits such use, possession, purchase, distribution, or dispensing of drugs and abuse of alcohol, will be subject to the University employee and student disciplinary procedures, and/or required satisfactory participation in drug/alcohol abuse assistance or rehabilitation programs and/or may be subject to immediate discharge from employment or dismissal from the University."

The University will annually provide a copy of this policy to all members of the University campus and will also provide a drug and alcohol abuse awareness training program.

Recipients of federal or state grants (such as Pell grants) will be required to sign a statement prior to receiving any grant, that they will abide by the University policy as stated for the period covered by their grant.

Individuals employed in administering and implementing federal grants will be given a copy of the policy and will be notified that, as a condition of employment under such grant, they must a) abide by the terms of the University policy and b) notify the University of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than 5 days after such conviction.

The University is required to notify the granting agency within 10 days of receiving notification of a drug or alcohol conviction of grant recipients and grant employees. The University will either impose sanctions and/or require satisfactory participation in drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program by any employee or student who is so convicted.

The University will establish a drug and alcohol abuse awareness program for all employees and students to inform them of: a) the University's policy; b) the dangers of chemical abuse; c) available counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs; and d) the penalties that may be imposed on employees and students for drug and alcohol abuse violations by the University and by law enforcement agencies.

Supervisors should document and report to the Human Resources Office, in writing, any employee suffering from drug abuse or chemical dependency which could affect work performance, endanger others, or prevent adherence to the law. The Human Resources Office will provide referral assistance through the Counseling Center to appropriate agencies for counseling and/or rehabilitation services. Employees unwilling to participate in such services will face termination from University employment. Students who abuse drugs or alcohol on campus will be subject to student disciplinary procedures found in the catalog, to appropriate referral services, or removal from school.

The Counseling Center will maintain a list of referral agencies and will work with the Human Resources Office in providing referral services for employees, and with the Director of Student Activities for students needing help.

The Campus Security Department will monitor and report to the Executive Vice President and Provost, who will report to granting agencies, any campus drug and alcohol abuse convictions which are reported to the University.

University rules which prohibit the use, possession, purchase, distribution, or dispensing of drugs and alcohol illicitly are found in Section 4.6.1 of the Procedures Manual, Nos. 28, 29, 30, and 31, and in Student Standards of Behavior and Conduct, published in the University Catalog. Applicable local, State, and Federal laws prohibiting the manufacture, delivery, possession, and use of controlled substances, under Part 74 of the Michigan Penal Code and Section 21-841 of the Federal Criminal Law, may be obtained from the Library and are on file in the Student Services Office, Security Office and Human Resources Office. Sanctions for offenses against these laws are listed in the above documents.

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