(Approved by the Provost and Executive Vice President by authority of Executive Order No. 4; the Vice President for Human Resources by authority of Executive Order No. 9; and the Vice President for Student Life by authority of Executive Order No. 10)
To help ensure the safety and well-being of employees, students, volunteers, and the general public, the University of Washington is committed to maintaining a campus environment that is free of illegal drugs, and of drugs and alcohol that are used illegally. Accordingly, the University prohibits the consuming of alcoholic beverages on University property, except in accordance with state of Washington liquor license procedures. Under WAC 478-120-024 (6) and (12) and 478-124-020 (2)(f), the University also prohibits the unlawful possession, use, distribution, or manufacture of alcohol or controlled substances that are illegal under federal, state, or local law on University property or during University-sponsored activities. Violation of the University's alcohol and drug prohibitions is cause for disciplinary or other appropriate action.
These provisions are in accordance with the requirements of the federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.
Employees, students, and volunteers should be aware that:
The University recognizes that alcoholism and drug abuse are treatable illnesses, and encourages employees, students, and volunteers who may have alcohol or drug abuse problems to seek treatment for them. Any employee afflicted by alcoholism or drug dependency will have the same options as those with other illnesses do to participate in prescribed treatment programs, including the use of paid leave, if available, and unpaid leave.
Employees and students with health insurance should consult their health insurance plan to determine the treatment program coverage that may be available to them.
The following support services may be available to University employees, students, and volunteers:
University employees, students, and volunteers may call the Washington Recovery Help Line, which provides 24-hour help for substance abuse and related problems, and can be reached at 866-789-1511. The Washington Recovery Help Line website contains information about and links to recovery resources. Also available online is a Directory of Certified Chemical Dependency Services in Washington State, published by the state Department of Social and Health Services.
UW CareLink provides employee assistance services for benefits-eligible employees, their dependents, and their family or household members in any location nationwide. UW CareLink can assist employees with:
For an appointment, call toll free: 866-598-3978 (TTY 1-877-334-0489).
Several campus chapters meet weekly and are open to all University employees and students. Strict confidentiality is maintained. For information, phone 206-543-9198.
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) provides general information on research in the areas of alcoholism and drug abuse, and available community resources. The ADAI Clearinghouse provides free materials about drug and alcohol prevention to individuals, parents, and community groups in Washington State. For information, phone 206-543-0937.
Human Resources Consultants are available to provide general information on University and other resources to help address alcohol and drug abuse problems, and to assist employees and supervisors to address and resolve job performance or workplace behavior problems. Academic Human Resources is available to provide assistance regarding alcohol and drug abuse problems involving academic personnel.
Assistance programs are made available to students through the following units:
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