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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
(http://www.lssu.edu/studentlife/handbook), 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
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
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.