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Faculty, staff to be enrolled in annual policy acknowledgment program 


Clemson University will soon ask all faculty, staff and student employees to acknowledge the University’s policies on equitable treatment and drugs and alcohol. 

All employees will receive a Tiger Training notification on January 17, informing them of their enrollment in two policy acknowledgments: 

  • Policies and Procedures for Equitable Treatment 
  • Drug and Alcohol Policy 

Faculty, staff and student employees must complete these acknowledgments by March 2, 2024. 

All employees will be enrolled in these policy acknowledgments annually moving forward.

Policies and Procedures for Equitable Treatment 

The Policies and Procedures for Equitable Treatment are a part of the University’s program to address illegal discrimination if and when it occurs. 

Employees are expected to be familiar with these policies and are to operate in accordance with their objectives. The University values treating each member of its community with dignity and respect, supported by University policies. 

Anyone who believes they have been discriminated against should contact the Office of Access, Compliance and Education(ACE) for assistance. The Assistant Vice President of Equity Compliance in ACE is the University’s Title IX Coordinator. 

Drug and Alcohol Policy 

Employees who use alcohol and other drugs assume a responsibility to comply with South Carolina laws and University policies, to make decisions that reduce their personal risks and to consider the health and safety risks posed to others. 

The U.S. Department of Education requires each higher education institution to distribute its alcohol and drug policy to every employee annually.  

The University provides education and programs to create an environment that fosters well-being and empowers students and employees to make responsible decisions related to drugs and alcohol. 

Drug-Free Awareness Resources are available to employees with information about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse in the workplace. Resources also link employees to available drug counseling, rehabilitation and employee assistance information.  

The Department of Vocational Rehabilitation is a confidential service to help employees identify problems that affect their job performance. Vocational Rehabilitation operates two voluntary admission treatment centers for clients requiring inpatient therapy for the chronic abuse of alcohol and drugs.  

The S.C. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services places major emphasis on disseminating information about the problems related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse. The three basic types of services are prevention, intervention and treatment. 

Questions regarding these policy acknowledgments can be directed to