(601K) Kansas Athletics Staff: Drugs & Tobacco

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Updated 9/14


Drug-Free Workplace
State law and the policy of the University of Kansas and Kansas Athletics prohibit the unlawful possession, use, manufacture or distribution of alcohol or drugs by students and employees on its property or as part of its activities. The University is committed to a program to prevent the illegal use of drugs and alcohol by students and employees. Any student or employee found to be using, possessing, manufacturing, or distributing controlled substances or alcohol in violation of the law on University property or at University or Kansas Athletics events shall be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with applicable policies of the State of Kansas, the Board of Regents, the University of Kansas, and/or Kansas Athletics.

For Kansas Athletics employees, Kansas Athletics will take appropriate personnel action for such infractions, up to and including termination. Students who violate this policy will be subject to sanctions, up to and including suspension or expulsion from the University. Students and employees are reminded that illegal manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of controlled substances may also subject individuals to criminal prosecution.

As a condition of employment, all employees of Kansas Athletics shall abide by the terms of this policy statement and will notify Kansas Athletics of any criminal drug conviction for a violation no later than five days after such conviction. Kansas Athletics will initiate personnel action, up to and including termination, within thirty days of receiving notice of such conviction. Employees may also be required to satisfactorily participate, at their own expense, in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program before being allowed to return to work. For purposes of this policy, “conviction” includes a finding of guilt (including a plea of nolo contendere or a diversion agreement) or imposition of sentence, or both, by any judicial body charged with the responsibility to determine violations of the federal or state criminal drug statutes.

The illegal use of drugs is not subject to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The term “controlled substances” as used in this policy means those substances included in Schedules I through V as defined by section 812 of Title 21 of the United States Code and as further defined by regulation 21 CFR 1300.11 through 1300.15. The term does not include the use of a controlled substance pursuant to a valid prescription of other uses authorized by law.

Smoking Policy
It is the intent of this policy to provide a safer, healthier environment for all Kansas Athletics staff, students and visitors by placing limitations on smoking and chewing tobacco.
Kansas Athletics has an interest in fostering health and safety awareness. Many individuals report discomfort when exposed to secondhand smoke.

Smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes, and chewing tobacco use are not permitted in Kansas Athletics or University of Kansas facilities including Allen Fieldhouse, Horejsi Family Athletic Center, Anderson Strength Center, Parrott Athletic Center, Anschutz Sports Pavilion, and Wagnon Student Athlete Center. At Memorial Stadium, Hoglund Stadium, and Rock Chalk Park smoking and chewing tobacco use are not permitted in any enclosed area (including press boxes and concourses) or in the general seating area.

No smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes, or chewing tobacco use is permitted within twenty feet of any part of any building, including overhangs, or within twenty feet of air intakes.  Smoke must not drift through opened windows or doors.  Smoking is also prohibited in any other outdoor areas where “No Smoking” signs are posted.