It is the policy of the College to provide a drug-free, healthful, safe, and secure work environment. Employees, as a condition of employment, shall abide by the following provisions:
- To uphold high standards of performance, employees are expected and required to report to work on time and in appropriate mental and physical condition.
- The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of illicit drugs and alcohol on College premises or while conducting College business off the premises is absolutely prohibited. Violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination and may have legal consequences.
- The College recognizes drug dependency as an illness and a major health problem and that drug and alcohol abuse is a potential health, safety, and security problem. Employees with drug and alcohol problems are encouraged to use the College health insurance plans, as appropriate. Conscientious efforts to seek help will not jeopardize any employee's job.
- Employees must report any conviction under a criminal drug statute for violations occurring on College premises or while conducting College business off the premises, within five days after the conviction.
Cornell's Drug-Free Workplace Policy applies to all Cornell employees and student employees.