Drug-Free Workplace Policy


Pursuant to the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (Public Law 101-690) and California Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1990, Touro University California prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance in the workplace, on school property, or as part of any school activity.

In order to enforce this policy, the University reserves the right to conduct searches of University property, student, or employees and/or their personal property, and to implement other measures necessary to deter and detect abuse of this policy.

The illegal use or abuse of drugs which impair a student’s ability to perform academically, or disrupts others in the performance of their work or academic endeavors is strictly prohibited. The unlawful sale, manufacture, possession, distribution or use of controlled substances on the University’s campuses is strictly prohibited. Students convicted of any criminal drug violation are required to notify the University within five days of the conviction. The University may then report this conviction to the appropriate agencies.

Any student who is using prescription or over-the-counter drugs that may impair their ability to safely perform their academic duties, or affect the safety or well-being of others, must notify the Director of Student Health.  The student needs not disclose the condition(s) for which the drugs are being used. Following the required disclosure, the University will determine whether reasonable accommodations can be made which would allow the student to perform his or her duties safely.

Any student who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from his/her program of study.

The University will encourage and reasonably accommodate students with alcohol or drug dependencies to seek treatment and/or rehabilitation. Students may consult with Counseling Services for referral information. The University is not obligated, however, to retain any student whose academic or professionalism performance is impaired because of drug or alcohol use, nor is the University obligated to re-admit any person who has participated in treatment and/or rehabilitation if that student’s performance remains impaired as a result of dependency. Students who are given the opportunity to seek treatment and/or rehabilitation, but fail to successfully overcome their dependency, will not automatically receive a second opportunity to seek treatment and/or rehabilitation.

The entire policy is described in Appendix B of of the University Catalog. Appendix B (page 147 of 18/19)