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Drug-Free Workplace


Indiana Wesleyan University prohibits the unlawful possession, use or distribution of cocaine, narcotic drugs, marijuana, hash oil, hashish, alcohol, controlled substances or paraphernalia by faculty, staff, and students on or away from campus. Faculty, staff and students are expected not to abuse the use of legal prescriptions. Faculty, staff, or students reporting for work or performing under the influence of a controlled substance or illegal drug is prohibited on or away from campus.


The following is a summary of the laws of Indiana that pertain to substance abuse. Dealing cocaine, marijuana, hash oil, hashish, narcotic drugs, a controlled substance or paraphernalia is also a felony. Alcohol possession or illegal consumption for minors (under the age of 21) is a misdemeanor offense.


Faculty, staff, and students should be aware of the health risks associated with the use and abuse of alcohol and illicit drugs:


            1. Drinking and driving is a leading cause of injury and death.

            2. Alcohol and drugs can react dangerously with many medicines (both prescription and over the counter).


Indiana Wesleyan University offers the following services to faculty, staff, and students who are dealing with alcohol and drug abuse problems: The Center for Student Support Services has professionally trained counselors that can assist faculty, staff and students in the beginning stages of a substance abuse problem. The Center for Student Support Services will use the assessment services of Cornerstone Professional Treatment Services, Substance Abuse Center or the Wabash Addictions Center. Faculty, staff, and students will be referred to these community agencies if they are assessed as needing intensive outpatient treatment or residential treatment. The Center for Student Support Services staff are not specialists in the treatment of substance abuse and will usually work in conjunction with these agencies.


Sanctions will be imposed on faculty, staff and students as outlined in the Employee Handbooks and in the Student Handbook. The sanctions for faculty and staff will be oral or written warnings, suspension, probation or immediate termination or referral for prosecution of the violation of local and state laws (also see Grievance Policy in the Handbook). The sanctions for students will range from citizenship probation to dismissal and referral for prosecution of the violation of local and state laws.


Faculty and staff who elect to participate in a substance abuse program may pursue using University provided health insurance.


This policy applies to all the employees of the University.


19-Mar-2015 - Date conversion to KB


Policy information

Employee Policy 300.08.01


Executive Director for Human Resources

Approved by

Vice President for Business Affairs/ CFO

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