Drug-Free Workplace Act

In accordance with the requirements of the "Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988", Brown University is required to certify that it will provide a drug-free workplace through implementation of the requirements of the "Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988". The following is applicable to all employees (faculty, staff and students) of Brown University and is effective immediately.

As a term and condition of employment with Brown University, all employees (faculty, staff, and students) are prohibited from the unlawful manufacture, dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance upon the property of Brown University. In accordance with the "Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988", all employees of the University must:

  1. Abide by the terms of this policy; and
  2. Notify their immediate supervisor and the Director of Human Resources Department of Brown University of their conviction for a criminal drug statute violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days after such conviction.

Any violations of this policy by an employee will result in the University taking appropriate personnel action against such an employee, up to and including termination, and/or requiring the employee to participate satisfactorily in an approved drug assistance or rehabilitation program. With respect to students employed by the University, nothing herein shall be construed as precluding the University from disciplining students pursuant to the University's non-academic disciplinary system/policies or from taking appropriate action against students pursuant to the University's emergency powers.