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Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy

It is the policy of the University of North Alabama that the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its property, or as a part of any of the University's activities, is prohibited.

Students, faculty, staff, and service employees who violate a local, state, or federal drug or alcohol statute may be referred to the appropriate law enforcement officials for prosecution.  Additionally, an individual who violates the law or the provisions of this University's drug and alcohol policy will be referred to the appropriate supervisor or student judicial bodies for appropriate disciplinary action.  University-imposed sanctions may include suspension or termination.  As an alternative to disciplinary action, the University may require an individual to complete successfully a drug or alcohol recovery program in an approved treatment facility.

An individual who has drug, alcohol, or related problems may voluntarily seek counseling and follow prescribed treatment without fear of recrimination.  Assistance may be given in referring persons to various community agencies which are trained and equipped to treat persons with drug or alcohol problems. These referral services are available at the University Health Center for students and through the faculty, staff, or service employee's supervisor, department head or Human Resources Director for faculty, staff and service employees.

The provisions of this policy shall apply to all students and to all University employees, full-time or part-time, including professional and nonprofessional employees, as well as persons on the University Campus for any purpose.

The University of North Alabama Board of Trustees empowers the University President, or his administration, to administer this policy.  The University President is further empowered to take all actions necessary to comply with the United States Department of Education Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations, as currently written, or to be promulgated in the future. 

Approved by the Board of Trustees, 11/28/1990