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Drug and Alcohol-Free Campus Policy Statement and Campus Notification

Statement of Policy

In compliance with federal, state and local law, University policy prohibits the unlawful manufacture, dispensation, distribution, sale, possession, or use of alcohol and illegal drugs on campus. Roosevelt University Campus Safety will coordinate with local law enforcement agencies to enforce Illinois underage drinking laws as well as Illinois and federal illegal drug laws.

In carrying out this commitment, Roosevelt University will fully comply with the federal Drug-Free Schools and communities Act of 1986 as amended by Public Law 101-226 and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-690, Title V, Subtitle D, Section 5160). 

Disciplinary Sanctions

Consistent with federal, state and local laws, the University will impose disciplinary sanctions upon students and employees who violate this policy.  Violations of the federal, state and local laws and ordinances governing drugs and alcohol abuse by employees or students may result in referral for criminal prosecution.  The courts may impose legal sanctions, including fines and/or imprisonment.  Students in violation of the policy may be required by the University to receive treatment, change of housing assignments, or to be suspended or expelled.  Faculty and staff in violation of this policy may be required to receive treatment.  The University may exercise disciplinary actions against faculty and staff in violation of this policy, up to and including termination.

Employee Notification of Criminal Drug Statute Conviction

Employees must, as a condition of employment, comply with this policy and notify their immediate supervisor of any criminal drug statue conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five (5) calendar days after such conviction.  The supervisor is responsible for notifying the Office of Human Resources immediately upon notice from the employee.

Health Risk Associated With Illicit Drugs And Alcohol Abuse

The University’s primary interest is to assist Roosevelt students, faculty and staff in avoiding the physiological and psychological damage that results from drug and alcohol abuse.  The health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol include physical impairment such as liver, heart, digestive impairment, memory loss, impaired judgment, and other personality disorders.

Information Concerning Treatment and Rehabilitative Services

Students may receive confidential alcohol and drug counseling treatment and/or referrals through the Counseling Center. Faculty and staff may receive confidential alcohol and drug counseling treatment through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and/ or health insurance and referral information regarding drug or alcohol counseling, treatment and rehabilitative programs available through Cook County or Public Services, other support groups, and local licensed mental health care professionals.

Counseling Services Available

Students or employees who are having difficulty with drug or alcohol use are urged to seek confidential counseling from appropriate University offices.  Anyone who is aware of other (either students, faculty or staff) with drug or alcohol abuse problems should also seek guidance, in complete confidence from these offices.

Questions and referrals concerning the policy with respect to students’ use of drugs or alcohol may be directed to the following office:

Chicago Campus
Room AUD 358
Phone: (312) 341-2004

Schaumburg Campus
Room SCH 114
Phone:  312-341-3548

Questions and referrals concerning the policy as it applies to faculty and staff may be directed to these Chicago Campus offices:

Vice President, Human Resources
AUD 340
(312) 341-2479

Assistant Vice President, Human Resources
AUD 338A
(312) 341-2285

Additional information about physiological drug outcomes, sanctions and the employee testing policy is available upon request from the offices listed above.