Staff & Faculty Resources and Information | Alcohol & Drugs

The use of alcohol while on Pacific University owned and controlled grounds, including meal periods and breaks, is absolutely prohibited except when authorized by the University for approved University functions. Reporting for work under the influence of alcohol is not permitted.

Manufacturing, distributing, selling, using or possessing, for illicit purposes, illegal drugs, narcotics, or controlled substances is prohibited. This prohibition applies to campus behavior and extends to those off-campus behaviors, which negatively impact the University’s ability to pursue its mission. For more information, see the Institutional Policies and Procedures, available via Human Resources.

The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 requires that any employee of the University community who has been convicted of a violation of the statute involving illegal drugs shall notify the Director of Human Resources within five days of the criminal conviction if the conduct giving rise to the conviction occurred on campus or while the member was engaged in activities sponsored by or connected to the University. The University will then make any reports to government agencies that may be required by law.

The University also reserves the right to remove any and all persons from University facilities or otherwise separate those persons from the institution whenever there may be a threat to the safety, health, or well-being of the University or a member of the university community, whether alcohol- or drug-related or otherwise.

Non-compliance with this policy will subject an employee to disciplinary action up to and including termination and/or satisfactory participation in a recovery program.

Staff and Faculty Policies

View Staff & Faculty Policies on the Human Resources webpages.