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Rush University and Rush University Medical Center (hereinafter, collectively referred to as Rush) comply with the requirements of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA), and the Drug-Free Workplace Act, and our policy implements those requirements. In accordance with the laws, Rush will review its compliance efforts on a biennial basis to measure effectiveness and to ensure that the standards of conduct and conduct sanctions are appropriate and have been consistently enforced.
Violations of the Drug and Alcohol Free Campus policy include, but are not limited to unauthorized use, possession or sale of drugs, alcohol or other controlled substances on Rush premises, including the smoking or vaping of cannabis.
This information is distributed annually on every first Monday of October, and it is provided on an ongoing basis during student, faculty and staff orientations and meetings. Distribution occurs in a variety of ways including, but not limited to, U.S. mail, electronic transmission, within registration and/or orientation materials, as a Leap Online module, on Blackboard and/or by personal distribution during classes or meetings.