Drug / Alcohol / Smoke Free Workplace - Shorter University


The Federal Government issued requirements for drug/alcohol abuse prevention programs on university/college campuses where students receive federal financial aid and where faculty may be eligible for government grants. More recently, requirements concerning drugs/alcohol in the workplace have been issued. Certification is required by the regulation implementing the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, 34 CFR, Part 85, Subpart F.

Statement of Certification

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance or alcoholic beverages is prohibited at Shorter University. Further, employees working on federal grants and contracts covered by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, as a condition of their work, must obey the prohibition and notify the college within five days of any criminal drug statue conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace.

Violations of Shorter’s drug/alcohol abuse policy may be considered just cause for termination of employment.

The Health Services Office provides drug/alcohol prevention and treatment information for  students, faculty and staff.


Concerns regarding the problems related to smoking inside university buildings were considered by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees at their May, 1993, meeting. The decision was made that all buildings on campus would be SMOKE FREE beginning June 1, 1993, including residence halls.