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2008-2009 University Catalog

Drug-Free Campus and Workplace

Accountability

Member Contact
For Staff AVP for Human Resources Programs
(805) 437-8423
Human Resources Manager
(805) 437-8846
For Faculty AVP for Faculty Affairs
(805) 437-8485
For Students Dean of Student Life
(805) 437-8512

Applicability

All students, faculty, staff, volunteers, members of the public, student assistants and vendors contracting with CSUCI including temporary employees and others who perform work for the benefit of CSUCI.

Definitions Controlled substances

Controlled substances are those substances defined in schedules I through V of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 812, and by regulation at 21 C.F.R. 1308.

Illegal substances

Illegal substances are controlled substances listed in the Controlled Substance Act which are obtained illegally.

Legal substances

Legal substances are (1) controlled substances that are prescribed or administered by a licensed physician or health-care professional; (2) over-the-counter drugs; and (3) alcoholic beverages.

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California State University Channel Islands is committed to providing a safe, healthy and productive work and academic environment for all its employees and students. Consistent with its concern for the well-being of its faculty, staff and students, it is the policy of the University to maintain a work and academic environment free from drug and alcohol abuse. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, sale, offer to sell, purchase, offer to purchase and/or unlawful use of controlled substances* or alcohol on the CSUCI campus or its offsite locations, or as any part of its activities, is prohibited. Controlled substances include, but are not limited to, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, LSD, and amphetamines. In addition, employees are required to remain free from the influence of controlled substances or alcohol while on duty.

As a condition of employment, all employees of the California State University Channel Islands (this includes faculty, staff and students) are required to comply with this policy. CSUCI employees who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge for cause. For those employees covered by a collective bargaining Agreement (CBA), the terms of the CBA shall be controlling.

An employee who is convicted (including a plea of nolo contendere [no contest]) of a criminal drug statute violation occurring in the workplace must, within five (5) calendar days after the conviction, notify CSUCI of such conviction by informing Human Resources Programs at (805) 437-8423 or (805) 437-8490.


Persons who are not employees of California State University Channel Islands, but who volunteer or perform work at the CSUCI for its benefit (such as contractors and their employees, temporary employees provided by agencies, visitors engaged in joint projects at CSUCI, etc.) are required to comply with this policy. Violation of this policy is likely to result in being barred from the workplace even for a first offense.

Counseling

Employee and Student Assistance Program
The primary focus of the CSUCI's substance abuse prevention program is education and counseling. As part of this program, CSUCI will continue to provide educational workshops for faculty, staff, and students, which will address the medical, health, psychological, social and legal ramifications of illicit drug and alcohol use. CSUCI's Employee Assistance Program (offered through PacifiCare at Confidential Phone Number at: 1-800-234-5465) and Student Counseling  Programs will continue to provide information, evaluation, counseling and referral services to students of CSUCI seeking help with personal, emotional, substance abuse, or chemical dependency problems. To take advantage of these resources, contact the appropriate office listed below:

CSUCI recognizes drug and alcohol dependency as treatable conditions and offers employee and student support programs for individuals with substance dependency problems. Employees are encouraged to seek assistance for drug and alcohol related problems through the confidential counseling provided through PacifiCare. Students may seek assistance from the Counseling and Student Health Center. The staff of Personal Counseling Services and the Student Health Center will assist students with identifying appropriate treatment resources and will refer them to counseling, treatment or rehabilitation programs, as appropriate. Information obtained regarding a student or employee during participation in any related program will be treated as confidential.

Students can reach the CSUCI Counseling and Student Health Center at (805) 437-8828

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Program

CSUCI has established and will maintain a drug and alcohol awareness program to educate employees and students about:

  1. CSUCI's substance abuse policy;
  2. The dangers of drugs and alcohol in a work and academic environment;
  3. Employee and Student Assistance Programs; and
  4. Disciplinary action that may be imposed on employees for violations of this policy.

On an annual basis, CSUCI will distribute to all faculty, staff and students a copy of this policy.

You are encouraged to read carefully the following Substance Abuse Policy. This policy applies to all members of the CSUCI community consistent with the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989. As a member of the CSUCI community, you are expected to comply with all aspects of this policy.

If you have any questions regarding the policy or resources available, please feel free to contact the following individuals:

Member Contact
For Staff AVP for Human Resources Programs
(805) 437-8423
Human Resources Manager
(805) 437-8846
For Faculty AVP for Faculty Affairs
(805) 437-8485
For Students Dean of Student Life
(805) 437-8512

CSUCI Sanctions

CSUCI will impose sanctions on individuals and/or organizations that violate this policy. These sanctions will be consistently enforced and penalties will depend on the severity of the offense. Penalties can include termination from CSUCI and referral for prosecution for the most serious violations of the law and this policy. Disciplinary action may be invoked entirely apart from any civil or criminal penalties that the employee might incur.

(FA.31.010)

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