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For faculty and staff: Human Resources
The mission of the Alcohol and Other Drugs Education and Prevention Program supports the mission of the University by seeking to increase student retention and graduation, fostering experience-based learning and community engagement, and reducing the individual and communal negative impact associated with alcohol and other drug use. A cross-campus team called ADEPT (Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Team) is charged with increasing awareness and implementing initiatives aimed at the education, intervention, prevention, assessment, referrals, training and support for students.
As of October 1st, 2014, Clayton State University will be a tobacco-free campus, in compliance with the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia’s policy 9.1.7.
Why go tobacco-free?
The purpose of the policy is to create a health-supporting community for everyone, tobacco-users and non-users alike. The new policy also supports the right of all people on university system campuses to breathe smoke-free air. The simple reason for our policy is respect for each other and the environment. We hope that smokers who choose to continue smoking will respect our smoke-free environment out of concern for their fellow campus community members.
For more information visit USG Tobacco-Free.
What are considered “Tobacco Products”?
“Tobacco Products” are defined as cigarettes, cigars, pipes, all forms of smokeless tobacco, clove cigarettes and any other smoking devices that use tobacco, such as hookahs, or simulate the use of tobacco, such as electronic cigarettes.
What areas of campus are prohibited?
The use of tobacco is prohibited in any area of the campus. This includes the following:
Effective October 1, 2014
In accordance with the Georgia Smoke Free Air Act of 2005, Title 31, Chapter 12A, and the Board of Regent’s 9.1.7 Tobacco and Smoke-Free Campus Policy Clayton State University’s policy reinforces the University System of Georgia’s commitment to provide a safe and amicable workplace for all students, employees and visitors. The goal of the policy is to preserve and improve the health, comfort and environment of students, employees, visitors and any persons occupying our campuses.
The use of all forms of tobacco products on property owned, leased, rented, in the possession of, or in any way used by Clayton State University or its affiliates is expressly prohibited. “Tobacco Products” is defined as cigarettes, cigars, pipes, all forms of smokeless tobacco, clove cigarettes and any other smoking devices that use tobacco such as hookahs, or simulate the use of tobacco such as electronic cigarettes.
Further, this policy prohibits any advertising, sale, or free sampling of tobacco products on Clayton State University properties, unless specifically stated for research purposes. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, all areas indoors and outdoors, buildings and parking lots owned, leased, rented or otherwise used by Clayton State University or its affiliates. The use of tobacco products is also prohibited in all vehicles – including both private and public vehicles - located on Clayton State University properties. Littering the remains of any tobacco products on Clayton State University properties is also prohibited.
This policy applies to all persons who enter the areas described above, including but not limited to students, faculty, staff, contractors and subcontractors, spectators, and visitors. All events hosted by or on behalf of Clayton State University on University properties shall be tobacco-free. All events hosted by outside groups on Clayton State University properties shall also be tobacco-free.
It is the responsibility of all members of the University community to comply with this policy as with other University policies, and to respectfully inform those observed in violation of this policy, in an ongoing effort to enhance awareness and encourage compliance. It is also the responsibility of all supervisors to enforce compliance among employees under their supervision, as well as contract managers to ensure compliance by both contract and sub-contract employees.
Violation of this policy may result in corrective action under the Student Code of Conduct or campus human resource policies. Visitors refusing to comply may be asked to leave campus.
If necessary, sanctions for violations of this policy by students may be addressed by the Office of Community Standards. Violations of this policy by faculty and staff may be addressed by the Department of Human Resources and/or Academic Affairs. Additional consequences for violating this policy may range from verbal warnings to a fine of $25 for each violation.
USG information resources are also available at www.usg.edu/wellness/initiatives/tobacco.
Clayton State University Alcohol and other Drugs Policies
Student Code of Conduct
Clayton State Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Prevention Policy
Laker Village Alcohol Policy
Addiction and Recovery
Information about Alcohol and Drugs
Addiction and Recovery Resources
Returning to Work After Addiction Treatment
Home After Rehab: The Guide to Finding the Right Place for Recovery
Traveling the World in Search of Good, Sober Fun
Finding Friends After Addiction Rehabilitation
Five Ways to Survive the Holidays Sober
Staying Sober in the Face of Tempttion: A Guide for Attending Parties and Events
National and Collegiate Recovery Resources
Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE)
The Network - Addressing collegiate alcohol and other drug issues
Center for Advancement in Higher Education (CAS)
Transforming Youth Recovery
National Collegiate Recovery programs
Recovery Organizations and Other Recovery Support Resources
Young People in Recovery
The Zone Recovery Center
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA Treatment Facility Locator
Atlanta Alcoholics Anonymous
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Cocaine Anonymous Georgia
Crystal Meth Anonymous
Computer Gaming Addicts Anonymous
Online Gamers Anonymous
Sex Addicts Anonymous
Pornography Addicts Anonymous
Eating Disorders Anonymous
Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
Yoga of 12-Step Recovery
Georgia Council on Substance Abuse CARES warm line
Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Georgia Council on Substance Abuse
Riley’s Wish Foundation
The Chris Atwood Foundation
Davis Direction Foundation