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Drug and Alcohol-Free Campus Notification

Statement of Policy

In compliance with federal, state and local law, University policy prohibits the unlawful manufacture, dispensation, distribution, sale, possession or use of a controlled substance or alcohol by students, faculty and staff in the workplace or while conducting college business or activities. In carrying out this commitment, Roosevelt University will fully comply with the federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986 as amended by Public Law 101-226 and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-690, Title V, Subtitle D, Section 5160).

Disciplinary Sanctions

Consistent with federal, state and local law, the University will impose disciplinary sanctions upon students and employees who violate this policy. Violations of the federal, state and local laws and ordinances governing drug and alcohol abuse by employees or students may result in referral for criminal prosecution. Legal sanctions, including fines and/or imprisonment, may be imposed by the courts. Students in violation of the policy may be required by the University to receive treatment, change housing assignments or to be suspended or expelled. Faculty and staff in violation of this policy may be required to receive treatment. The University may exercise disciplinary actions against faculty and staff in violation of the policy, up to and including termination.

Employee Notification of Criminal Drug Statute Conviction

Employees must, as a condition of employment, comply with this policy and notify their immediate supervisor of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five calendar days after such conviction. The supervisor is responsible for notifying Human Resources immediately upon notice from the employee.

Health Risks Associated with Illicit Drugs and Alcohol Abuse

The University's primary interest is to assist Roosevelt students, faculty and staff in avoiding the physiological and psychological damage that results from drug and alcohol abuse. The health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol include physical impairment such as liver, heart, digestive impairment, memory loss, impaired judgment and other personality disorders.

Treatment and Rehabilitative Services

Faculty, staff and students may receive confidential alcohol and drug counseling treatment through the counseling staff and referral information regarding drug or alcohol counseling, treatment and rehabilitative programs available through Cook County or Public Services, other support groups and local licensed mental health care professionals.

Counseling Services Available

Students or employees who are having difficulty with drug or alcohol use are urged to seek confidential counseling from appropriate University offices. Anyone who is aware of others (either students, faculty or staff) with drug or alcohol abuse problems should also seek guidance, in complete confidence, from these offices.

Questions and referrals concerning the policy with respect to student use of drugs or alcohol may be directed to the Office of Student Services at (312) 341-2004.

Questions and referrals concerning the policy as it applies to faculty and staff may be directed to Human Resources, Auditorium Building, Room 864, (312) 341-4334.

Additional information about physiological drug outcomes and sanctions is available upon request from the offices listed above.