Drug-free Workplace Policy

In 1989, Congress passed the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments (P.L. 101-226) to the higher Education Act of 1965. Those amendments require that — as a condition of receiving funds or any other form of financial assistance under any Federal program after October 1, 1990 — all institutions of higher learning must certify that they have adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. This notice is provided to all members of the Allegheny College community in compliance with that law.

Federal regulations require that this notice include a description of:

• The standards of conduct that prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on Allegheny College property or as part of any of its activities;

• The applicable legal sanctions under local, state or federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol;

• The health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol;

• The drug and alcohol counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, and re-entry programs available to Allegheny community members; and

• The College sanctions for violation of the standards of conduct.

If you have any questions about this law or related matters, please feel free to call the Human Resources Department. All inquiries will be handled confidentially unless otherwise directed.

The full drug-free policy can be viewed in Appendix D of both of  the Employee Handbooks, Appendix IV of the Faculty Handbook, or at http://sitesmedia.s3.amazonaws.com/hr/files/2009/11/appendDnon.pdf