I. Use of Tobacco
  The Board of Regents has established a Tobacco Free Policy consistent with Governor Fallin’s Executive Orders 2012-01 and 2013-43. All properties and facilities of Rogers State University are tobacco, electronic cigarette and vaping device-free.
II. University Policy on Infectious Diseases
  The University is committed to providing a safe and healthy working and learning environment. Persons with communicable diseases shall not be excluded from enrollment or employment or restricted in their access to University facilities, programs or services unless a medically based judgment, in an individual case, establishes that exclusion or restriction is necessary for the health and safety of the infected individual or the health and safety of other members of the University community.
  Students who know, or have reasonable basis for believing, that they have a communicable disease are encouraged to share that information with clinicians in the Student Health Center so that the University can respond appropriately to their health and educational needs. Faculty and staff who know, or have reasonable basis for believing, that they have a communicable disease are encouraged to share that information with their supervisor, health care provider, Human Resources, and Student Health Center, as appropriate, so the University can respond appropriately to their health and educational needs. Any such disclosure shall be treated by the recipient as strictly confidential and no further disclosure shall be made within or without the University unless such release is made pursuant to provisions of law that specifically authorize or require the release of such information or records.
  Persons who know, or have reasonable basis for believing, that they have a communicable disease are expected to seek expert advice about their health circumstances and are obligated, ethically and legally, to conduct themselves responsibly in accordance with such knowledge for the protection of other members of the University community.
  The Vice President for Student Affairs is responsible for advising the President’s office of campus initiatives for addressing communicable diseases. The Vice President for Student Affairs, in concert with the Student Health Center Director, will work with other administrators, such as directors and department heads, to ensure that relevant information about communicable disease is available to all faculty, staff, and students and that more detailed information and personal consultation is available upon request.
  Individuals who have knowledge of highly contagious diseases (e.g., meningitis, tuberculosis, SARS, etc.) shall notify the highest level administrator, who will initiate the communication cascade, which may include University officials and the Oklahoma State Health Department for evaluation, treatment, and preventive measures. The official University spokesperson on communicable disease shall be the President, or designee. All inquiries from the press, from elected public officials, or the public, in general, are to be referred to the University spokesperson.
  No persons with a communicable disease shall, on the basis of such fact, be discriminated against in employment, admission, or other programs or services.
III. Policy On Substance Abuse
  A. Rogers State University is committed to a program to prevent the abuse of alcohol and the illegal use of drugs by its students.
  B. Rogers State University strictly prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of illegal drugs in the work place, on Rogers State University property, or as a part of Rogers State University-sponsored activities. Violations of applicable local, state, and federal laws may subject a student to a variety of legal sanctions, including, but not limited to, fines, incarceration, imprisonment, and/or community service requirements.
  C. It is important to understand the very serious risks incurred through the use of drugs. A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs can be obtained from the Student Health Center. Various treatment options, both on and off campus, are available to members of the University community who have problems with drugs.
  D. Rogers State University will impose disciplinary sanctions on students who unlawfully manufacture, distribute, possess, or use illegal drugs on University property, or as part of an event sanctioned or sponsored by the University. Any violation of this policy can result in required participation in a substance abuse educational component, satisfactory completion of an approved drug rehabilitation program, and/or disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion. A criminal conviction is not required for sanctions to be imposed upon an employee or student for violation of this policy.
  E. The University will review this policy and program biennially to determine its effectiveness, to make needed changes, and to review the consistency of the policy’s enforcement and the imposition of required sanctions. This policy shall be interpreted consistently with the Drug-Free Work Place Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989.
IV. Policy on Alcohol
  A. On Campus. At no time will alcohol be served at student functions on campus. Alcohol and controlled substances are strictly prohibited in residential facilities. Strong disciplinary measures will be taken against students in possession of or who have consumed alcohol or a controlled substance on campus. Persons who are determined to be under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance will be referred to the Director of Student Development for disciplinary action and/or may be subject to immediate arrest.
  B. Off Campus. Alcohol related activity that occurs off campus may come under the jurisdiction of Student Affairs. Use, possession, service, or consumption of alcoholic beverages off the premises of the University campus may be considered violations of the Student Code of Conduct and these Health Related Policies. Additionally, the following behaviors constitute Code violations:
    1. Excessive consumption of alcohol: When a student is unconscious, experiences a loss of control, has a high Blood Alcohol Concentration, and/or needs medical attention, a charge of Excessive Consumption of Alcohol may be assigned. This may be true even in cases where students were not charged with public drunkenness or disorderly conduct.
    2. Furnishing alcohol to minors: A Code of Conduct violation occurs when a student serves alcohol to or purchases alcohol for those under the age of 21.
    3. Driving under the influence: A Code of Conduct violation occurs when a student is found to be operating a motor vehicle while legally intoxicated.
    Additionally, recognized student organizations must abide by all local, state and federal laws with regard to the use of alcoholic beverages, including those policies and procedures stated in this handbook and the current Student Organization Handbook. Alcoholic beverages may not be served to individuals under the age of 21 at functions organized by students or registered student organizations. Registered student organizations may not purchase alcohol using funds distributed by the University for the organization’s use.