Employee Standards of Conduct

Employee Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy

Source and Full Policy Statement : http://hr.cofc.edu/policies/assets/policies/alcohol-and-drug-abuse.pdf

The College of Charleston is dedicated to the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge. The illegal or abusive use of drugs or alcohol by members of the campus community jeopardizes the safety of the individual and the campus community, and is adverse to the academic learning process. The College of Charleston is therefore committed to having a campus that is free of the illegal or abusive use of drugs and alcohol. In keeping with this commitment, it is the policy of the College that the illegal or abusive use of drugs or alcohol is prohibited on College property or as part of College activities.

In order to inform all College employees of their responsibilities under this policy, and to meet the College's responsibilities as set forth in the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, Public Law 101-226, and the South Carolina Code of Laws as amended concerning alcoholism the following information is provided:

I. Prohibited conduct

II. Employee’s Disciplinary sanctions. III. Applicable legal sanctions under federal, state and local laws.

III. Health risks associated with the use of illegal drugs and the abuse of alcohol.

IV. Drug and alcohol information and treatment program resources.

Prohibited Conduct

The following policies and rules are consistent with those mandated under the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, and the State of South Carolina Code of Laws. In an effort to provide a drug-free workplace and environment, the College of Charleston prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of any controlled substance in the workplace. The term controlled substance refers to all illegal drugs and to legal drugs used without a physician's order as further delineated in schedules I through V of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812). It does not prohibit taking prescribed medication under the direction of a physician.

All College of Charleston faculty and staff members, as a condition of their employment, must abide by the terms in this policy.