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Section 24: Drug-Free Workplace

As a recipient of federal grants and contracts, Emory adheres to the provisions of the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1988. Accordingly, Emory University prohibits all employees and residents from unlawfully possessing, using, being under the influence of, manufacturing, dispensing, or distributing alcohol or illegal drugs on Emory-owned property, Emory-sponsored activities, including the performance of duties on rotations in the training program at all affiliated hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Violation of this policy is grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including immediate dismissal from the program.

Emory Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy updates as of August 31, 2017:

Emory University is committed to the health and well-being of its faculty, staff, and student body. Federal regulations, including the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, mandate that Emory maintain an Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Policy and distribute such policy to all students, faculty, and staff.

Emory’s policy, along with resources, health risks of alcohol and drug abuse, and consequences of this abuse may be found at

Members of the campus community are responsible for being fully aware of University policy, as well as local, state, and federal laws regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs. Alcohol and drug misuse and abuse can be detrimental to one’s overall physical and emotional health, as well as academic and/or professional work performance.

Additional resources:

If you or someone you know needs assistance because of alcohol and/or drug use, Emory sponsors several programs that provide information and professional services for faculty, staff, and students. These programs provide education, consultation, assessment, counseling, and referral support in a professional environment that respects individual confidentiality and promotes health education.

Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) (404-727-4328). FSAP also has an anonymous, on-line, self-assessment tool for alcohol abuse and other concerns that provides confidential, immediate feedback and recommended treatment information. We encourage you to take advantage of this free, online service at

In the event of an alcohol emergency or drug overdose on campus, please call Emory EMS at 404-727-6111; if off campus, please call 911.