Policy on Drugs
Shoreline Community College recognizes that illicit drug and alcohol abuse are major social problems that affect the health, safety, and security of individuals and organizations. Federal and state regulations also require a drug-and-alcohol-abuse prevention program. As a part of providing a healthful, safe and secure work and learning environment, each employee and student of Shoreline Community College is expected to be in appropriate mental and physical condition to perform assigned duties and fully participate in the learning process.
Shoreline Community College policies 4120, 5325 and 5326 prohibit the unlawful possession or use of alcoholic beverages as well as the manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of illicit drugs. These policies apply to all employees and students of Shoreline Community College while in or on any owned or controlled property of Shoreline Community College, or while conducting college business, regardless of location.
Violation of policy 4120 by an employee will result in discipline up to and including termination of employment, depending upon the seriousness of the violation. Disciplinary action will be processed in accordance with federal and state regulations, union agreements and other College policies. In addition to discipline, an employee who has violated this policy may be required to participate in evaluation/treatment for substance abuse.
Shoreline Community College recognizes drug dependency to be an illness and a major health problem. The College also distinguishes drug abuse as a potential health, safety, and security problem. Employees who need assistance in dealing with drug/ alcohol abuse problems are encouraged to use the Washington State Employee Advisory Service and health insurance plans, as appropriate. Efforts to seek such help will not jeopardize employment.
Students who violate policy 5325 or 5326 will be disciplined up to and including expulsion from Shoreline Community College, depending on the seriousness of the violation. Disciplinary action (policy 5030) will be processed by the Office of the Vice President for Student Services. Students may also lose federal funding and/or grants for their education. Students who need assistance in dealing with drug/alcohol abuse problems are encouraged to seek help through Student Services.
Nothing stated herein shall preclude Shoreline Community College from referring violators of this policy for prosecution as required by law.
Furthermore, every employee and student is required to report his/her convictions under a criminal drug statute for violations occurring in or on properties controlled or owned by Shoreline Community College, or while conducting college business. Employees are to report such convictions to the Human Resources Department within five (5) days after said conviction. Students are to report such convictions to the Office of the Vice President for Student Services within five (5) days after said conviction.
Shoreline Community College shall determine whether the reported conviction of an individual is in any way a part of a federally funded or contracted program. Notification of conviction shall be made to an appropriate federal contracting agency within ten (10) days of having received notice that an employee engaging in the performance of such federally sponsored grant or contract has any drug statute convictions for violations that occurred in the workplace.