Drug-free Workplace Policy

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The Board of Regents and the administration of SHSU support the national policy of the United States of America to stop the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol in our society. In keeping with The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, SHSU has adopted a Drug-Free Workplace Policy and implemented a Drug Awareness Program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees.

The SHSU Drug-Free Workplace Policy prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs and alcohol by employees on university property or as any part of the university activity.

The unlawful use, possession, or distribution of drugs or alcohol will result in a disciplinary penalty of disciplinary probation, demotion, suspension without pay, or termination, depending upon the circumstances.

The SHSU Drug Awareness program is a three part program to inform employees about:

  1. Health risk involved in the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol which often result in poor health and premature death.
  2. Help available for drug and alcohol counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation that is offered to all SHSU employees.
  3. Local sanctions which include fines and/or imprisonment for violation of local, state, or federal drug laws.

SHSU is obligated to uphold laws which prohibit the possession, use, or distribution of controlled substances. Any employee who is found to be in violation of these laws will be dismissed and referred to the appropriate legal authority for prosecution. The SHSU Human Resources Department is the source of information and confidential assistance for any employee who is seeking help for a drug or alcohol related problem. Please contact the Human Resources Department, located in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences Building, Suite 410, phone number (936) 294-1070 if you need additional information about this program.

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