California State University, Dominguez Hills has a responsibility to maintain an educational environment conducive to academic achievement. The prohibition of illicit drugs and alcohol abuse helps to assure students, faculty and staff, visitors and guests that the University is exercising this responsibility.
The unlawful manufacture, distribution (by either sale or gift), dispensing, possession or use of alcohol or a controlled substance is prohibited anywhere on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills (except possession within the privacy of individual living units in University Housing for residents 21 years of age and older). Actions that will be taken against those who violate this prohibition are delineated elsewhere in this policy.
For the purpose of this policy the term controlled substance has the meaning given such term in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802) and includes, but is not limited to, marijuana, cocaine, cocaine derivatives, heroin, "crack," amphetamines, barbiturates, LSD, PCP, and substances typically known as "designer drugs" such as "ecstasy" or "eve." Possession of paraphernalia associated with the illegal use, possession, or manufacture of a control substance is also prohibited. The illicit use or abuse of alcohol is also included in this policy.
The President has designated the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs to act in all matters pertaining to the enforcement of this policy with regard to students; the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs to act in all matters pertaining to the enforcement of this policy with regard to faculty; and the Vice President for Administration and Finance to act in all matters pertaining to the enforcement of this policy for all other employees. In all cases of alleged violations of this policy, the State University Police Chief will be contacted. The authority of the University President supersedes that of all other authorities excluding the State University Police.
Disciplinary action imposed by the University will not be in lieu of penalty, fines or imprisonment imposed through the legal system.
Disciplinary action for students, which may include penalties up to and including expulsion, will comply with procedures established in CSU Executive Order 1098.
For employees, appropriate personnel action will be taken within 30 days, and may include penalties up to and including termination. Disciplinary action for employees will be conducted in accordance with current collective bargaining agreements and HEERA procedures.
Under this policy, there will be an annual distribution of the following information by Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and Administration & Finance to each student and employee:
All new employees will be notified of this policy at the time of employment as well as annually.
A biennial review of this policy and related programs will be conducted by the Office of Student Life; Procurements, Contracts, Logistical and Support Services; Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs; Foundation; Student Union; the Campus Alcohol and Awareness Coordinating Team; State University Police; and University Housing to: