Public Safety

Drug Free Workplace Policy

Ramapo College is committed to maintaining a drug free workplace in compliance with applicable laws. The unlawful possession, use, distribution, dispensation, sale or manufacture of controlled substances is prohibited on College premises. Violation of this policy may result in the imposition of employment discipline up to and including termination as defined for specific employee categories by existing College policies, statutes, rules, regulations, employment contracts, and labor agreements. At the discretion of the College, any employee convicted of a drug offense involving the workplace shall be subject to employee discipline and/or required to satisfactorily complete a drug rehabilitation program as a condition of continued employment.

The illegal use of controlled substances can seriously injure the health of employees; adversely impair the performance of their responsibilities; and endanger the safety and wellbeing of fellow employees, students, and members of the general public. Therefore, the College urges employees engaged in the illegal use of controlled substances to seek professional advice and treatment. Anyone who is employed at Ramapo who has a drug problem is invited to contact the Department of Human Resources for information about available assistance. Faculty and staff can also contact the Employee Advisory Service directly at (609) 292-8543.

As a condition of employment, an employee of Ramapo College will notify his/her supervisor if he or she is convicted of a criminal drug offense involving the workplace within five days of the conviction. In the event any such conviction involves an employee working on a Federal contract or grant, the College will notify the granting or contracting Federal agency within ten days of receiving notice of a conviction. A statement to this effect shall be given to all employees.

This statement and its requirements are promulgated in accordance with the requirements of the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 enacted by the United States Congress. The College will continue its efforts to maintain a drug-free environment by adhering to the above policy and by providing ongoing drug awareness programs.