Pursuant to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is required to establish a Drug and Alcohol
Prevention Program for its students and employees. A biennial review of the program
will be done to determine its effectiveness, to implement changes to the program if they
are needed, and to ensure that the Institute’s disciplinary sanctions described below are
consistently enforced. The following are components of our policies and resources.
As a faculty or staff member at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, you have an
opportunity to influence campus health and safety through your involvement and
knowledge of alcohol and other drug prevention efforts. You have an influence on our
number one asset, our students, and can make a difference in students' choices
regarding alcohol and other drugs.
Standards of Conduct
It is a violation of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy
for employees and covered individuals to use, possess, sell, trade, and/or offer for sale
alcohol, illegal drugs or intoxicants while on Institute premises; while conducting
Institute business off campus or while driving Institute vehicles on or off-campus.
Employees may not be at work under the influence of alcohol or while unlawfully using
controlled substances. The consumption of alcohol at events where the Institute has
authorized such use is permitted. Only individuals of legal drinking age may consume
alcohol at these events.
Prescription and over-the-counter medications are not prohibited when taken in
standard dosage and/or according to a physician's prescription. Any employee or
covered individuals taking prescribed or over-the-counter medications will be
responsible for consulting the prescribing physician or pharmacist to ascertain whether
the medication may interfere with safe performance of his/her job. If the use of a
medication could compromise their safety or the safety of others, it is the employees
and covered individuals responsibility to use appropriate Institute procedures, as
applicable (i.e.: call in sick, use accrued leave time, request change of job duty or notify
supervisor) to avoid unsafe workplace practices.
The illegal or unauthorized use of prescription drugs is prohibited. It is a violation of our
Drug-Free Workplace Policy to intentionally misuse and/or abuse prescription
medications. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken if job performance deteriorates
and/or other accidents occur.
Our Employee Drug-Free Workplace Policy can be found at:
Criminal Penalties—Alcohol and Drugs
The following information is provided with regard to state and federal criminal penalties
related to alcohol and drug possession or use.
Conviction under state and federal laws that prohibit alcohol-related and drug-related
conduct can result in fines, confiscation of automobiles and other property, loss of one’s
driver’s license, and imprisonment. In addition, licenses to practice in certain
professions may be revoked, and many employment opportunities may be barred.
It is impractical to list all of the alcohol and drug-related state and federal crimes and
penalties. But all persons should be aware that in Indiana any person under 21 who
possesses an alcoholic beverage, and any person who provides alcohol to such person,
is at risk of arrest. Any person who is intoxicated, in public, risks arrest. A person
convicted of driving while intoxicated may be punished by fine, be jailed, and lose his or
her driver’s license. Any selling of alcoholic beverages without a license is illegal.
Possession, or use, distribution, or manufacture, of controlled substances (drugs)
illegally can result in arrest and conviction of a drug law violation and:
fines up to $10,000 (Indiana);
fines up to $4 million (federal);
imprisonment up to 50 years (Indiana);
imprisonment up to life (federal); and
confiscation of property.
Health Risks
Specific serious health risks are associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol.
Some of the major risks:
Alcohol and other depressants (barbiturates, sedatives, and tranquilizers):
Addiction; accidents as a result of impaired ability and judgment; overdose when
used with other depressants; damage to a developing fetus; heart and liver
Marijuana: Addiction; panic reaction; impaired short-term memory; increased risk
of lung cancer and emphysema, particularly in cigarette smokers; impairment of
driving ability.
Cocaine: Addiction; heart attack, seizures, lung damage; severe depression,
paranoia, psychosis. Similar risks are associated with other stimulants such as
speed and uppers.
Hallucinogens (acid, LSD, PCP, MDMA, etc.): Unpredictable behavior, emotional
instability, and violent behavior, organic brain damage in heavy users,
convulsions, and coma.
Narcotics (heroin, Demerol, Morphine, Codeine, etc.): Addiction, accidental
overdose, risk of hepatitis and AIDS from contaminated needles.
According to the Surgeon General, women who drink or take drugs during
pregnancy risk birth defects.
A variety of resources exist for drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation
programs. Listed below are a few programs available in the local community.
Abbcon Counseling
150 East Wood Street
Paris, IL 61944
Addiction Resource Network of Indiana
605 Ohio Street
Terre Haute, IN
Alcoholics Anonymous
605 Ohio Street
Terre Haute, IN
812- 235-7263
Cummins Mental Health Center
Substance Abuse Services
3135 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute IN 47803
812- 242-2244
Hotline: (888) 244-6083
Discover Recovery
Substance Abuse Services
1509-B Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute IN 47807
Hamilton Center Inc: Vigo County Addiction Services
1318 Ohio Street
Terre Haute, IN,
812- 231-8171
Center of Human Resources
Substance Abuse Services
1006 South 6th Street
Marshall, IL 62441
118 East Court Street
Paris, IL 61944
Recovery Associates, Inc.
2911 Ijams Drive
812- 232-5272
605 Ohio Street
Terre Haute, IN
Institute Discipline
Violation of these Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology regulations can result in
disciplinary action up to and including discharge for employees.
One of the goals of our Drug-Free Workplace Program is to encourage employees to
voluntarily seek assistance with alcohol and/or drug problems. If, however, an individual
violates the policy, the consequences are serious.
In the case of applicants, if he or she violates the policy, the offer of employment may
be withdrawn. The applicant may reapply after six months and must successfully pass a
pre-employment drug test to be considered for employment.
If an employee violates the policy, he or she may be subject to disciplinary action and
may be required to enter a rehabilitation program. An employee required to enter a
rehabilitation program but refuses to do so or fails to successfully complete the
program, and/or repeatedly violates the policy, will be terminated from employment.
This policy does not prohibit the employee from being disciplined or discharged for other
violations and/or performance issues.