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Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy

The U.S. Department of Education's Drug Free Schools and Communities Act requires that as a condition of receiving any form of financial assistance under any Federal Program, an institution of higher education must adopt and implement a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. This policy establishes the required components of that program.

There are millions of employed individuals whose job performance and productivity are adversely affected by the progressive dependence on drugs or alcohol. As many as 20% of all college students use chemical substances and drugs at a level of concern to themselves and others. Some estimate that 70% of the working population and 90% of college students consume mood-altering chemicals of some type, and the cost to the United States economy is estimated to be more than $26 billion per year.

  1. Philosophy

    The Cayce/Reilly School is committed to the development and maintenance of a drug-free environment on the campus as well as an environment that prohibits the abuse of other drugs and alcohol and has a drug and alcohol abuse prevention system in operation, accessible to all members of the school. The school is also committed to the further expansion of that program and the dissemination of drug awareness information to all students and employees. The Cayce/Reilly School is committed to enforcing the provisions of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1989 and believes that these acts and their implementation regulations provide a proper framework for the drug and alcohol abuse policies of the school.

  2. Definitions

    The following terms are important for purposes of expressing the school’s policy on a drug-free learning environment and workplace.
    1. Controlled Substance means any drug as defined in the five categories of the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970. The categories cover opium and its derivatives, hallucinogens, depressants, and stimulants.
    2. Contract means a legal instrument reflecting a relationship between the federal government and a recipient whenever the principal purpose of the instrument is the acquisition by purchase, lease, or barter, of property or services for the direct benefit or use of the federal government; or whenever an executive agency determines in a specific instance that the use of a type of procurement contract is appropriate.
    3. Conviction means finding of guilt (including a plea of nolo contendere) or imposition of sentence, or both, by any judicial body charged with the responsibility to determine violations of the federal or state criminal drug statutes.
    4. Criminal drug statute means a federal or nonfederal criminal statute involving the manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, use, or possession of any controlled substance.
    5. Employee means an individual receiving a salary, wages, other compensation and/or stipend support from the university.
    6. Federal agency or agency means any United States executive department, military department, government corporation, government-controlled corporation, or any other establishment in the executive branch (including the Executive Office of the President), or any independent regulatory agency.
    7. Grant means an award of financial assistance, including a cooperative agreement, in the form of money, or property in lieu of money, by a federal agency directly to a grantee. The term grant includes block grant and entitlement grant programs, whether or not exempted from coverage under the grants management government-wide regulation ("Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments"). The term does not include technical assistance that provides services instead of money; or other assistance in the form of loans, loan guarantees, interest subsidies, insurance; or direct appropriations or any veteran's benefits to individuals, i.e. any benefit to veterans, their families, or their survivors by virtue of the service of a veteran in the Armed Forces of the United States.
    8. Grantee means a legal entity that applies for or receives a grant or contract directly from a federal agency.
    9. Illicit drug use means the use of illegal drugs and the abuse of other drugs and alcohol.
    10. Student means an individual registered or enrolled for a course or program offered by the Cayce/Reilly School.
    11. School activities means an activity officially sponsored by the Cayce/Reilly School.
    12. Workplace means the physical boundaries of the Cayce/Reilly School and facilities owned or controlled the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.).

  3. Distribution

    Except as authorized in the Drug Control Act, Chapter 34, §54.1-3400 through §54.1-3472 of the Code of Virginia it shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, sell, give, distribute or possess with intent to manufacture, sell, give or distribute a controlled substance or an imitation controlled substance. §18.2-248, Code of Virginia. A "controlled substance" means a drug, substance, or immediate precursor in Schedules I through VI of Chapter 34, but does not include distilled spirits, wine, malt beverages, or tobacco. §54.1-3401, Code of Virginia.

  4. Policy & Penalties for Violation of Policy

    Policy

    The school policy prohibiting the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on school grounds and at school-sponsored events held off campus protects and supports the employees and students of the Cayce/Reilly School. Students and employees may be referred for prosecution, and may be required to satisfactorily participate in a drug and alcohol assistance or rehabilitation program, as agreed upon between the employee or student, the Human Resources Department and the Cayce/Reilly School. In addition, penalties under Virginia and federal law appear below.

    Disciplinary sanctions for faculty, staff, and students engaged in the unlawful manufacture, use, or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol on school and A.R.E. property are as follows:

    Faculty/Staff  

    Disciplinary action up to and including discharge and participation in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program at the discretion of management. Faculty sanctions for such violations shall be in accordance with the rules specified in the Faculty Handbook. Classified employee sanctions for such violations shall be in accordance with the Commonwealth's Standards of Conduct Policy.

         
    Students  

    Disciplinary action up to and including discharge and participation in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program at the discretion of management. Faculty sanctions for such violations shall be in accordance with the rules specified in the Faculty Handbook. Classified employee sanctions for such violations shall be in accordance with the Commonwealth's Standards of Conduct Policy.


  5. Penalties Under Virginia Law

    An "imitation controlled substance" means a pill, capsule, or tablet or substance in any form whatsoever which is not a controlled substance, but which is subject to abuse... §18.2-247, Code of Virginia. Upon conviction, the legal sanctions imposed for a violation of §18.2-248 of the Code are as follows:



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