Board Policy 8.006

Delta College must provide an annual drug-free workplace certification to appropriate Federal-funding agencies, and make a good faith effort to comply with its certification to provide a drug-free workplace, and otherwise meet the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act, including having a policy statement and a drug-awareness education program.

Delta College Administration will ensure that a drug-awareness education program is provided for Delta College faculty, staff, student employees, and students.

Delta College supports programs aimed at the prevention of substance abuse by its employees or students, and encourages faculty, staff, and students with substance abuse problems to obtain assistance. Leaves of absence to obtain treatment may be obtained under applicable Delta College administrative policy or other governing document.

Delta College recognizes that Michigan legalized the use of marijuana in certain circumstances. Delta College administration is empowered to make decisions, including but not limited to the imposition of discipline, concerning an individual’s use of marijuana on a case-by-case basis in accordance with law and applicable policy.

Delta College fully supports all individuals choosing a path to recovery from substance addiction. No employee or student will be discriminated against because of his or her status as recovering from drug addiction.

Board Action 5378 – April 6, 2021