Drug-Free Campus and Workplace

LTSP requires that its campus be drug free. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance while at LTSP is prohibited. Abuse of alcohol (including underage drinking) on LTSP premises is also not allowed. Violation of this policy will be considered cause for termination from employment or from a student's program of study.

LTSP is required to impose sanctions, up to and including the dismissal, of any employee engaged in the abuse of alcohol or the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs while on school premises. Any employee involved in such illegal activity is subject to legal sanctions under local, state, and Federal law. Information regarding specific penalties is available at the LTSP Security Office. In addition, an employee convicted of any criminal drug statute for a violation occurring in the workplace is required to notify the Security Office and Human Resources of such a conviction no later than five days from the date of the conviction.

LTSP complies with Pennsylvania state law, which prohibits possession or use of alcohol by, or sale of alcohol to, anyone under 21 years of age. Abuse of alcohol on the LTSP campus is prohibited.

The health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol are many. Detailed information concerning the known health hazards resulting from the abuse of drugs and alcohol may be obtained from your physician, from the ELCA's wellness website (elcabop.org), or from the LTSP Human Resources office.

Several drug and alcohol counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation programs are available to LTSP faculty, students, and employees. Members may seek information on these programs from the LTSP Human Resources office. See the personnel manual or student handbook for complete delineation of policy and educational programs for drug and alcohol abuse.