Information for Staff & Faculty | Alcohol & Drugs

Standards Of Conduct And Disciplinary Sanctions For Employees Regarding Alcohol And Drug Use 

Pacific University is subject to the provisions of the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. This notice is given to comply with federal law and will be reissued annually. It is to be considered a supplement to other University personnel policies.

It is Pacific University's policy to be free of illegal drugs. The unlawful use, possession, distribution, dispensation or manufacture of a controlled substance is prohibited in and on Pacific University owned or controlled property. Additionally, the use of alcohol while on Pacific University owned or controlled grounds, including meal periods and breaks, is absolutely prohibited except where authorized by the University for approved University functions. Reporting for work under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance is not permitted. 

Employees are required to immediately notify the University if they are convicted of a violation of criminal drug laws involving the workplace. 

Violation of these rules will subject an employee to disciplinary action up to and including termination and/or satisfactory participation in a program, which treats substance use disorders. Pacific University's medical insurance plans provide benefits for treatment of chemical dependency (alcohol and drug). 


Staff and Faculty Policies

View Staff & Faculty Policies on the Human Resources webpages.

Substance Use Services

Student and Employee Health Center (SEHC) | 503-352-2269 | The SEHC is committed to providing accessible, quality healthcare and disease prevention to promote physical and emotional wellness. 

To schedule an appointment or learn about services, please visit the Student and Employee Health Center website, email, or call 503-352-2269.

Canopy, Employee Assistance Program | 800-433-2320 | Pacific University supports the comprehensive wellbeing of our employees with the Employee Assistance Program through Canopy. This free, confidential service helps you access a wide range of wellness and counseling resources to support you and your family through life's varied journeys - from moments of crisis and grief to phases of personal empowerment and career growth.

Health Insurance | Available University Health Insurance plans may include alcohol and substance use services.  Employees should contact their insurance carrier to assess options.  Available options will vary between insurers.

Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oregon | 1 (888) 675-6570 

Kaiser Permanente | 1 (800) 813-2000

Employees may also be eligible for time off of work through the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and/or the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA).  Employees can contact Human Resources at 503-352-3116 and to explore the options available.

APPENDIX | Updated October 2023