Drug Policy

In accordance with Agnes Scott’s commitment to academic excellence and the belief that mind-altering drugs may lead to impaired judgment and reduced achievement, the possession and/or use of illegal drugs and/or drug paraphernalia is prohibited on campus.

Any student engaged or attempting to engage in the unlawful manufacturing, distribution, dispersing, possession of a drug or drug paraphernalia, purchase (exchange of money or other goods and/or services, whether received or not) or use of controlled substances by any means whatsoever will be subject to suspension or dismissal, the terms of which will be recommended by Honor Court to the Judicial Review Committee.

As is the case with all judicial recommendations of suspension or dismissal, these penalties are automatically reviewed by the Judicial Review Committee, whose final approval is necessary and who may contact authorities. Penalties for unlawful manufacturing, distribution, dispersing, possession of a drug or drug paraphernalia, purchase 2012-13 Agnes Scott College Student Handbook 111 (exchange of money or other goods and/or services, whether received or not) or use of controlled substances may involve fines and/or imprisonment.

In the event a visitor to campus is found to be engaged or attempting to engage in the unlawful manufacturing, distribution, dispersing, possession of a drug or drug paraphernalia, purchase (exchange of money or other goods and/or services, whether received or not) or use of controlled substances by any means whatsoever the visitor is in violation of the campus drug policy and as such public safety and/or administration may pursue criminal prosecution of the subjects involved.

Agnes Scott College is in compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989.

• Drug-Free Workplace

Agnes Scott complies with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988. Accordingly, the following policy applies to all employees, including faculty, staff and work-study students.

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance is strictly prohibited on campus. Any employee who violates this prohibition will be subject to disciplinary action and penalties up to and including immediate discharge from employment at Agnes Scott College.

As a condition of employment at Agnes Scott, all employees will abide by the terms of this statement. They will also notify their supervisor of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days after such conviction.

More information regarding this legislation is available in the human resources office. Periodically during the year, seminars and information regarding substance abuse will be made available to the community. The human resources office and the student health center have reference material about sources of treatment for substance abuse. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.