Thomas Jefferson University

TJU Policies: Drug Sales & Use

Policy 102.23

It is the policy of Jefferson to comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations which prohibit the sale, use, and possession of illegal drugs.

Jefferson will not shield from action by civil authorities any employee, student, or faculty member involved in the provision, merchandising, possession, or consumption of illegal drugs.

Furthermore, as stated in Jefferson's Search Policy [Policy 119.01], Jefferson reserves the right to investigate any campus facilities, or personal belongings, if it has information to support a reasonable belief that an illegal or illicit activity is occurring.

Finally, it is Jefferson's policy to help any employee, student, or faculty member who voluntarily requests assistance to overcome an alcohol or substance abuse problem. The Department of Human Resources can arrange for employee assistance through the Employee Assistance Program ("FirstCall") Students who are identified as having, or are believed to have, a substance abuse problem will be referred to the respective Dean's Office.