Seattle College District VI recognizes that illicit drugs and alcohol abuse are major social problems which affect the health, safety, and security of individuals and organizations.

Federal regulations require the establishment of a drug-free awareness program. As part of providing a healthful, safe and secure work and learning environment, each employee and student of Seattle College District VI is expected to be in appropriate mental and physical condition to perform assigned duties and fully participate in the learning process.

It is the policy of Seattle College District to prohibit the unlawful manufacturing, distributing, possession, or use of any controlled substances, including marijuana or the psychoactive compounds found in marijuana and intended for human consumption, regardless of form, and the abuse of alcohol. This policy applies to all employees and students of Seattle College District VI, while in or on any owned and/or controlled property of Seattle College District VI, or while conducting college business regardless of location.

Violation of this policy by an employee will result in discipline up to and including termination of employment depending upon the seriousness of the violation. Disciplinary action will be processed in accordance with Federal and State regulations as well as union agreements. In addition to discipline, an employee who has violated this policy may be required to undergo rehabilitation for drug/alcohol abuse.

Employees who need assistance in dealing with drug/alcohol abuse problems are encouraged to use the Washington State Employees Assistance Program and health insurance plans, as appropriate. Additionally, the District will establish a drug-free awareness program for employees.

Students who violate this policy will be disciplined up to and including expulsion from the District depending upon the seriousness of the violation. Disciplinary action will be processed by the office of the Vice President of Student Services. Students may also lose federal funding and/or grants for their education. Students who need assistance in dealing with drug/alcohol abuse problems are encouraged to seek help through Student Services. Each campus will establish a drug-free awareness program for students.

Nothing stated herein shall preclude Seattle College District VI from referring violators of this policy for prosecution as required by law.

Companion Document : Pro249
Adoption Date : 1990/09/04
Revision Date : 2015/10/08