The State University of New York at Oswego recognizes that the abuse of alcohol and/or illegal possession or use of other drugs adversely affects the pursuit of its educational objectives. The College is committed to providing a safe and comfortable educational environment for all members of the College community. The abuse of alcohol and other drugs adversely affects the user as well as others who live and work in the same environment. It is a fact demonstrated through both national and local data that the use of alcohol and other drugs inhibits performance and adversely affects health, safety, and the campus environment.
It is the responsibility of the College to uphold the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 and the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. Therefore, all members of our campus community are hereby notified that the abuse of alcohol, the unlawful sale, possession, or distribution of alcohol, and/or the unlawful sale, possession, distribution or manufacture of LSD and other hallucinogens, marijuana, hashish, cocaine, peyote, heroin, amphetamines, barbiturates, and other controlled substances, except under legal medical prescription, is prohibited on and off College premises, at College sponsored events, or at events sponsored by student organizations or student groups.
Students and employees who are found to have violated this policy will be subject to disciplinary sanctions up to and including expulsion from the College and/ or termination of employment. Student groups or organizations found to have violated this policy will be subject to sanctions up to and including loss of privileges for using the grounds and facilities of the College to advertise, recruit, and conduct activities. In efforts to establish and maintain a drug-free workplace and campus community, the College will provide ongoing alcohol and other drug awareness educational programs and disseminate information about alcohol and other drug use. All students and employees will receive a statement of this policy annually.
Any SUNY Oswego employee who is convicted of a criminal drug or alcohol statute violation must notify his/her supervisor of the conviction within five days after the conviction. As required by the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the College must inform contracting or granting agencies of such convictions within ten days after receiving notification from the employee or otherwise receiving notice of a conviction. Any employee found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to corrective action. Questions about this Drug-Free Workplace policy should be referred to the Director of Human Resources, 201 Culkin Hall, (315) 312-2230.
A Drug Free CampusStudent Handbook