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Massachusetts College of Art and Design adheres to the principles of the Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act. The use of illicit drugs and alcohol at MassArt, on college property or at college activities impairs the safety and health of employees, lowers the productivity and quality of work performed, and undermines the public's confidence in the college. Only in an environment free of substance abuse can MassArt fulfill its mission of developing the professional, social, cultural, and intellectual potential of each member of this community.

The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on college property or as part of any college activity is prohibited. All members of the college community - faculty, staff, and administrators - are urged to carefully and seriously reflect on their personal responsibility to remain drug-free, and further, to demonstrate care and concern for others through timely intervention, support, and referral.

An employee of the college shall not unlawfully manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess, or use controlled substances or alcohol on college property or in conjunction with any college activity, whether work-related or non-work-related.

All employees are expected to be capable of satisfactorily performing their jobs and behaving properly. The use of illegal drugs by college employees, at any time, will not be tolerated. Moreover, the use of alcohol or other intoxicants or the effects of the use of alcohol or other intoxicants during work hours will not be tolerated. Employees who violate this policy will be subjected to disciplinary action up to and including termination in accordance with the relevant provisions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Any employee who is convicted of a violation in the workplace of any criminal drug statute must notify the Director of Human Resources in writing no later than 5 days after such conviction. If the employment of any employee so convicted is partially or fully federally funded, the college will notify the federal agency providing those funds of the conviction. All of the health plans offered to employees through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts offer substance abuse treatment programs. For information regarding these programs, contact your health insurance company. For additional assistance, contact Human Resources at (617) 879-7908.

Drug-Free Workplace Certification

Drug-Free Workplace Policy

Additional information about drug related issues and associated health risks is available from several sources.

The following departments offer, or can provide referrals to education, prevention, counseling, treatment and support services:

Employee Assistance Program

MassArt Human Resources
Tower, 8th floor

MassArt Counseling & Wellness
Kennedy Building, 2nd Floor

MassArt Public Safety
Tower, 2nd floor

Additional resources:

United States Drug Enforcement Administration

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP):

This office reports to the President of the United States. ONDCP administers the Youth

Anti-Drug Media Campaign.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):

This organization is responsible for overseeing and administering mental health,

drug prevention, and drug treatment programs around the nation. The Center for

Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

(CSAT) are part of SAMHSA.

U.S. Department of Education (ED):

ED has many anti-drug programs.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA):

NIDA conducts and disseminates the results of research about the effects of drugs on

the body and the brain. NIDA is an excellent source of information on drug addiction.

National Guard:

The National Guard provides drug education to communities in all 50 states.

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