Adventist University of Health Sciences is committed to providing a drug-free learning environment. The manufacture, distribution, possession, or use of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia is strictly prohibited. By enrolling at ADU, all students agree to submit to drug testing. Students enrolled at ADU are expected to remain drug free.
The intentional misuse of prescription drugs is an infraction of this drug and alcohol policy and will result in serious disciplinary action. The intentional misuse of prescription drugs is defined as the use of prescription drugs without a physician's order and/or failure to adhere to dosage instructions of legally prescribed medications. The distribution of prescription drugs and/or possession of prescription drugs not prescribed to the student by a physician are strictly prohibited.
Adventist University of Health Sciences is an alcohol-free campus. If found in possession, or under the influence of alcohol, while on campus (or attending a University-sponsored event), the student will be in violation of the ADU drug and alcohol policy. A student who purchases alcoholic beverages for a minor is in violation of the law, and appropriate law enforcement official(s) will be notified.
While Adventist University of Health Sciences reserves the right to require a student to submit to a drug test for any reason, the three main reasons for drug testing are found below:
- Suspicion or evidence of drug use by a student.
- A student's name is randomly chosen from a student population.
- Required drug testing for the clinical environment.
If a student tests positive on a drug test:
- The student will receive a letter from the Dean of Students outlining the following policies and accountability items (these items must be successfully completed to continue as a student at ADU):
- The student will be required to complete a minimum of two sessions with the counseling center over a six-week period. Additional sessions will be at the discretion of the counselor.
- The student will be required to submit to unannounced drug testing for the remainder of his or her enrollment at the institution.
- If the student testing positive is enrolled in a professional program or working within a clinical environment, he or she will be subject to additional disciplinary actions outlined by the respective professional programs or clinical organizations. Any required reports to licensing agencies will be submitted by the appropriate liason.
- A failure on any future drug test (including tests that may be required by clinical environments) will result in dismissal from ADU.
- A student disciplinary folder will be created and filed in the office of the Dean of Students. When not protected by privacy laws, all records pertaining to the performance of aforementioned accountabilities will be housed in this folder.
Any student violation of the drug and alcohol policy is grounds for disciplinary action up to and including permanent dismissal. However, the sale, distribution, or manufacturing of drugs will result in immediate and permanent dismissal from Adventist University of Health Sciences.