Standards of Conduct-In an effort to assure compliance with Public Law 101-226 and in accordance with theLCTCS Drug-Free Workplace policy, all facilities of Delgado Community College are designated as Drug Free Zones. The College abides by all state, federal, and local laws pertaining to alcohol and will enforce underage drinking laws. It is unlawful to possess, use, or distribute illicit drugs on Delgado property or at any college-sponsored event, whether or not the event occurs on campus.
In addition, in accordance with the LCTCS’ policy onAlcohol Use, Delgado prohibits the consumption, possession, or distribution of alcohol on campus, except at College-sponsored events that have been approved to serve alcohol. When alcoholic beverages have been approved for official College-sponsored events, responsible and legal consumption by employees is required as outlined in the College’sResponsible Employee Use of Alcohol at College Functionspolicy.
Drug and Alcohol Testing-Delgado may require drug and alcohol testing of its employees under conditions set forth in the College’sDrug Testing Policy, and in accordance with Executive Order No. MJF 98-38, Louisiana Revised Statute 49:1001-1021, and all other applicable federal and state laws.
College and Legal Sanctions -Employee violations may result in disciplinary action, as outlined in Delgado’sDrug-Free College policy. Depending on the nature of the offense, this can take the form of a written reprimand, suspension, demotion, reduction in pay, or termination of the person’s association with Delgado. As with all illegal activities, substance abuse can result in criminal prosecution as well, under state and federal laws, including section 22 of the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act Amendment of 1989 (Public Law of 101- 226). See Delgado’sDrug-Free Schools and Communities Act policy statementfor more information on legal sanctions.
Employee Assistance Program -Delgado provides referral services to assist employees seeking help with various home or work issues, including substance abuse problems. Click on Employee Assistance Program (EAP)for information on confidential assistance.