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Drug-Free Environment Policy

     Clark Atlanta University
    Human Resources
    Harkness Hall, Room 218
    (404) 880-8050 / (404) 880-6115 (fax)



Drug-Free Environment Policy


Clark Atlanta University does not permit or condone the illicit or unauthorized possession, use, consumption, sale or distribution of illegal drugs and/or alcohol by its students and employees on its property or as part of its activities. This policy applies to all full-time and part-time students; and all full-time and part-time permanent and temporary employees, including faculty, administration, all exempt and non-exempt staff and any student employees and interns.

Students who violate this policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action consistent with local, state and federal law, which may include counseling, a reprimand and warning, disciplinary probation, suspension, expulsion and referral to the proper law enforcement authorities for prosecution.

Employees who violate this policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action consistent with local, state and federal law, which may include counseling, mandatory participation in an appropriate rehabilitation program, being placed on strict probation, unpaid suspension from employment, termination of employment and referral to the proper law enforcement authorities for prosecution.

All disciplinary procedures and appeals presently applicable to students and employees will continue to be available for violations of this policy.

The purpose of this policy is to produce a workplace and campus environment that discourages the unauthorized or illegal use of drugs and alcohol by students and employees. The University has prepared and made available information that is important for each student and employee to read and understand regarding the legal penalties and the health risks that are associated with alcohol and drug abuse.