New Jersey City University is committed to maintaining an alcohol and
drug-free environment/workplace in compliance with applicable laws. The unlawful
use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of alcohol or other drugs by
students or by employees is prohibited on University property or as a part of
The University is committed to a program to prevent the illegal use of drugs
and alcohol by students and employees. Any student or employee found to be
using, possessing, manufacturing, or distributing alcohol and/or other
controlled substances, in violation of the law, on University property or at
University events shall be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with
policies of the State of New Jersey and New Jersey City University.
For employees, the University will take appropriate personnel action for such
infractions, up to and including termination. Students who violate this policy
will be subject to sanctions which may include completion of an approved drug
and alcohol rehabilitation program, disciplinary warning, probation, suspension
and/or expulsion from the University.
As a condition of employment, all employees of the New Jersey City University
shall abide by the terms of this policy statement and will notify the University
of any criminal drug offense involving the workplace within five days of the
conviction. The University will, in turn, notify as appropriate, the applicable
federal agency of the conviction within ten days of receipt of notification of
conviction. The University will initiate personnel action, up to and including
termination, within thirty days of receiving notice of such conviction.
Employees may also be required to satisfactorily participate, at their own
expense, in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program before being
allowed to return to work. For the purposes of this policy, “conviction” means a
finding of guilty (including a plea of nolo contendere) or imposition of
sentence, or both, by any judicial body charged with the responsibility to
assess violations of the federal or state criminal drug statutes.
Additionally, the purpose for the Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy is to
provide the campus community with information about the health risks associated
with alcohol and other drugs, as well as resources for rehabilitation and
counseling for students and employees who may have alcohol and/or other drug
This policy was written and agreed upon in accordance with New Jersey City
University philosophies and *New Jersey State Laws with the safety of all
students, faculty, staff and guests considered.
Alcohol, Beverage and Control Center Handbook was consulted to insure that
University Policies were consistent with state policies and complied with the
Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989.