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Student Handbook: Students' Rights and Responsibilities

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Drug and Alcohol Policy

To comply with the requirements of the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, 20 U.S.C., Section 1145q, and the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, 41 U.S.C., Section 701, et. seq, Samford University hereby adopts the following Drug and Alcohol Policy.

Policy

Samford University seeks to foster the development of Christian character, scholastic attainment and a sense of personal responsibility. To fulfill this purpose and to protect and promote the health and welfare of its faculty, staff and students, Samford University is committed to maintaining a drug- and alcohol-free campus. To this end, Samford University is committed to providing drug and alcohol education, information and assistance to its faculty, staff and students. It is the policy of Samford University that the use of illicit drugs or alcohol by faculty, staff or students on campus, or in connection with or affecting any school-related activity, is strictly prohibited. Violations of this policy will result in the imposition of disciplinary sanctions up to and including termination of faculty and staff, and expulsion of students.

Standards of Conduct

  • The use, consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages and the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of illicit drugs by any faculty member, staff member, student or any other individual on campus, or off campus in connection with or affecting any school-related activity, is strictly prohibited.
  • The term “staff” includes all non-faculty personnel employed by Samford University, including student employees under college work-study programs and other institutional programs of student employment.
  • The term “illicit drugs” includes any controlled substances listed in 21 U.S.C., Section 812 and other federal regulations, any controlled substances listed in Schedules I-V in Ala Code Section 20-2-22 through Section 20-2-32, and any “legal drugs” which are not prescribed by a licensed physician.
  • The term “school-related activity” includes, but is not limited to, any academic, athletic, extracurricular, social, administrative, work-related or other activity that takes place on the campus of Samford University, or on any premises owned by Samford University, or which takes place off campus and is sponsored by any Samford University organization.
  • Any faculty member, staff member or student violating this policy will be subject to disciplinary procedures, up to and including termination or expulsion, and may be required to participate in a drug and/or alcohol abuse, assistance or rehabilitation program approved for such purposes by a federal, state or local health, law enforcement or other appropriate agency.
  • Samford University does not differentiate between drug users and drug pushers or dealers. Any faculty member, staff member or student who gives or in any way transfers drugs to another person, or sells or manufactures drugs on campus or off campus in connection with or affecting any school-related activity, is subject to discipline.
  • In addition to subjecting faculty members, staff members and students to its internal disciplinary procedures, Samford University may refer those individuals who violate federal, state or local illicit drug and alcohol laws to the appropriate federal, state or local law enforcement agencies for prosecution.

 

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