In compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989, Daytona State prohibits the illegal use, purchase, sale, distribution, manufacture, or possession of drugs and alcohol on its campuses, or at any college-related activities. This policy applies to all employees and students. Employees, students and job applicants are required to receive information and or sign a Drug Free Certification form at the time of admission to the college. Specific mandates are outlined below:
- An applicant for admission to the college will be asked to sign a document to certify that he or she:
- Will not possess, sell, purchase, deliver, use, manufacture or distribute illegal drugs or controlled substances while present on any Daytona State campus or in attendance at any college-sponsored event.
- Any student receiving financial aid will notify the college within five (5) days of any conviction for any offense relating to the possession, sale, purchase, delivery, use, manufacture or distribution of illegal drugs or controlled substances.
- Will not possess, sell, purchase, deliver, use, manufacture or distribute illegal drugs or controlled substances while present at any Daytona State campus; or while in attendance at any college-sponsored event; or, while conducting authorized college business.
- Will notify the college within five (5) days of any conviction for any offense relating to the sale, purchase, delivery, use, manufacturing or distribution of illegal drugs or controlled substances.
- Agree to submit to drug testing if the college administration develops a "reasonable suspicion" that the employee has used drugs in violation of college policy. Reasonable suspicion will be based upon objective facts such as causing or contributing to an accident at work, exhibiting abnormal conduct, erratic behavior, or establishing physical symptoms or manifestations of using drugs or being under the influence of a drug.
- An employee recommended to undergo drug testing will be referred to the Human Resource Officer who will consult with appropriate officials to determine the need for testing. If an employee is requested to submit to a test, a notice of the employee's rights regarding the drug testing will be provided to the employee prior to testing.
- New employees who refuse to sign the Drug Free Certification from may be refused employment at Daytona State.
- Applicants who refuse to sign the Drug Free Certification form may be denied employment or admission to the college. If an applicant cannot agree to accept the conditions for admission to the college, he/she may be offered information and/or counseling as to where to obtain rehabilitative services.
Sanctions and Legal Information
- Any student who violates the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Policy will be referred to the Vice President of Student Development for appropriate disciplinary action. The college will enforce sanctions that are consistent with state, local and federal laws. These sanctions may include, but are not limited to, expulsion, loss of financial aid and referral to an appropriate counseling program.
- An employee who violates the drug-free workplace provisions for the first time will be subject to disciplinary action, up to an including suspension and or termination, commensurate with the nature of the violation. Based on the severity of the violation, an employee may be offered the option of enrolling in a treatment program for drug or alcohol abuse through the college Employee Assistance Plan. If an employee involved in a rehabilitation program fails to respond or resumes the use of illegal drugs during treatment or after completion of treatment, he or she will be subject to termination or whatever administrative action is deemed appropriate.