Oregon State University responds to cases of alcohol abuse and illegal drug activity by employees or students on a case-by-case basis. Details of each case are taken into consideration along with outcome of any legal action against the individual. Employees and students found to be in violation of the University’s drug-free campus and workplace policy may be subject to conduct or disciplinary sanctions consistent with applicable provisions of state and federal laws and University and Oregon State Board of Higher Education administrative rules. Sanctions imposed by the University can range from a warning or disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or suspension from school. Other potential sanctions may include employment or academic probation, restrictions, attendance in an educational program, or referral to counseling or treatment. OSU employees and students who violate drug laws are subject to prosecution in the courts. Additionally, the law requires the University to report to the United States Department of Education any recipient of federal financial aid (e.g., Pell Grants, research grants) who is convicted of a drug-related crime on University property or at University events. The law also requires the University to report to federal agencies any employee convicted of violating a criminal drug statute if the employee is involved in work which is supported by that federal agency.
Oregon State University complies with the United States Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act, the United States Drug-Free Workplace Act, Oregon Revised Statues 352.008, and OSSHE Administrative Rule 580-19-001. Annual distribution of drug-free campus and workplace information to employees and students is required by law.