As per the Western Technical College Alcohol and Drug Policy for Employees and Students (C0105), Western is committed to maintaining a drug-free learning and work environment.
To ensure a safe and effective learning and work environment, and to provide a tool for faculty and staff to use in identifying and responding to situations where student drug and/or alcohol use is suspected, a drug/alcohol testing policy has been created.
Student Drug/Alcohol Testing Policy
Any student at Western who appears to be impaired or under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance may be required to submit to drug and/or alcohol testing (paid for by the College) under the following circumstances:
- If a faculty or staff member has reasonable cause to believe that the student is impaired or under the influence of a controlled substance(s), abused prescription drug(s), alcohol, or other mind-altering substance(s).
- If a student is involved in an accident or incident where safety precautions were violated by a careless act resulting in injury to a person or damage to equipment.