Office of the President

Drug-Free Workplace Policy Annual Notice

December 20, 2022

Cal Poly Pomona is committed to provide a safe and productive educational and work environment in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act, the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, and CSU Executive Order 930: CSU Drug-Free Workplace Policy. 

Cal Poly Pomona’s Policy on Alcohol and Other Drugs prohibits the unlawful possession, use, manufacture, distribution, or sale of illicit drugs or drug-related paraphernalia, tobacco or alcohol, and the misuse of legal pharmaceutical drugs or alcohol by any faculty, staff, recognized auxiliary employee, student, registered student club or organization, campus entity, visitor or visiting organization, in the workplace, on University premises, at University activities, or on University business, on campus or off.

The passage of Proposition 64 by California voters does not alter Cal Poly Pomona’s Policy on Alcohol and Other Drugs. Marijuana remains a controlled substance under federal laws and Cal Poly Pomona receives federal funding that would be in jeopardy if those federal laws did not take precedence in our policies. Thus, the possession, use, manufacture, distribution, or sale of marijuana on campus, or off campus while on University business or participating in University activities violates Cal Poly Pomona’s Policy on Alcohol and Other Drugs. 

The responsible use of alcohol must be in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, as well as Cal Poly Pomona’s Policy on Alcohol and Other Drugs (“the Policy”).

The Policy informs all students and employees of:

  • the health risks associated with alcohol and drug abuse
  • the standards of conduct required of University students and employees
  • the disciplinary action that results when the policy is violated; and
  • the help available when treatment is needed

There is significant medical evidence demonstrating the health risks associated with the abuse of alcohol, drugs and other controlled substances. University employees must perform their jobs in a safe and productive manner and students must pursue educational activities unimpaired by alcohol or other drugs. Violations of the Policy will result in appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion from Cal Poly Pomona and/or will be referred to the appropriate authorities for legal prosecution.

Cal Poly Pomona recognizes alcohol and other drug dependency as treatable conditions and offers educational and counseling assistance and/or referrals to students and employees.

Students: Students are encouraged to seek assistance and participate in appropriate treatment programs. Confidential assistance for students is available through Student Health & Wellness Services and Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS).

Employees: Faculty and staff have access to CPPLifeMatters, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP services, consisting of assessment, referral and short-term counseling are provided through Empathia, a private consulting firm, and are both free and confidential. 

For more detailed information, please see Cal Poly Pomona’s Policy on Alcohol and Other Drugs and the Resources listed below.