ARTICLE 25. DRUG POLICY

  1. It is the policy of Pittsburg State University that its workplace shall be free from the illegal use, possession, or distribution of controlled substances (as defined in the Controlled Substances Act, Chapter 13, Title 21 of the United States Code) by the officers and employees of the University, including faculty, other unclassified staff, classified staff, and student employees. Any officer or employee of the University, found to be illegally using, possessing or distributing controlled substances at the workplace of the University, regardless of the site of the workplace, shall be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with applicable policies of the State of Kansas, the Board of Regents, and Pittsburg State University. Officers and employees are reminded that illegal use, possession, or distribution of controlled substances may also subject individuals to criminal prosecution.

    The term controlled substances as used in this policy means those substances included in Schedule I and II, as defined by section 802(6) of Title 21 of the United States Code, the possession of which is unlawful under Chapter 13 of that Title. The term does not include the use of a controlled substance pursuant to a valid prescription or other uses authorized by law.
  2. The manufacture, distribution, sales, use, offer for sale, or possession of drugs, narcotics, other controlled substances or drug paraphernalia in accordance with state statutes is prohibited on campus.
  3. Pittsburg State University policies pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools & Community Act Amendments of 1989 are found in the section following this CODE OF STUDENT RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES.