Policy Update: Drug-free Campuses and Workplace

Tuesday, December 14,2021

A Message from Michelle Sever, Director, Policy and Special Projects

Valencia College is committed to providing a safe and healthy academic and workplace environment. Alcohol and drug abuse poses a threat to students and employees; specifically, it may negatively impact students and employee performance, personal health, and campus/workplace safety. In fostering a drug-free campus and work environment to demonstrate the College’s continued commitment to student and employee well-being, two collegewide policies relating to drug-free campuses and workplace were recently consolidated and approved at the December District Board of Trustees meeting.

College Policy 10-08 Drug-free Campuses and Workplace provides information for students and employees on the following topics:

  • Standards of conduct
  • Legal sanctions under local, state and federal law
  • Description of health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol
  • Description of alcohol and drug education, counseling and treatment resources
  • Description of potential disciplinary sanctions

Students and employees are responsible for abiding by this policy as a condition of enrollment or employment. A link to this updated policy and resources will be provided in the student catalog and student/employee handbooks.

As a supervisor, you are encouraged to familiarize yourselves with the policy and resources to include sharing this information with your teams.

If you have questions, contact Organizational Development and Human Resources at HR4U@valenciacollege.edu, or call the HR4U helpline at 407-582-HR4U (4748).

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