December 7, 2015 by WVU HR Employee Relations
Morgantown, W.Va. – West Virginia University is concerned with the well-being of its employees in all aspects of University life. The abuse of alcohol and the use of illegal drugs by members of the university community is incompatible with the goals of an academic institution.
Drug and alcohol abuse on campus hinders the learning process, jeopardizing the university’s mission to educate students and prepare them for responsible participation in society.
With a combination of education and counseling, students and employees can be made aware of the consequences that may arise from drug and alcohol abuse and avoid activities that threaten their wellbeing.
Important information about the adverse effects of the abuse of alcohol and the use of illegal drugs is contained in the 15-page handbook: 2015 WVU Drug Free Workplace Handbook.
All employees and students are encourage to read this important document.
As directed by federal law, the university is providing this information to you because it explains West Virginia University’s drug and alcohol prevention policies for students and employees.
WVU offers confidential and free assistance for those who may need help with these issues through the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program by calling 304-293-5590.
Additional contact information for local support and treatment centers for Potomac State College, WVU HSC-Charleston Division, and WVU Institute of Technology are listed on page 8 of the handbook.
Thank you for helping WVU maintain a productive and healthy work environment.