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Faculty Compliance Module VII: Drug-Free and Weapon-Free Workplace

Drug-Free Workplace


What is Prohibited?

The unauthorized purchase, manufacture, distribution, possession, sale, storage, or use of an illegal drug or controlled substance at Texas State is prohibited.

Being under the influence of intoxicants, including alcohol, or illegal drugs on the premises at any time is prohibited.


What is Permitted?

Alcohol is permitted at official functions approved by the President.

Prescriptions and over-the-counter medications are usually permitted and can be used as directed by a physician.


What are the Consequences?

Possessing, using or selling alcohol or drugs on Texas State premises, OR

Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs while on Texas State premises, OR

Bringing, manufacturing, or distributing alcohol or illegal drugs on premises.

Can result in disciplinary action, including dismissal.


Weapon-Free Workplace

Texas State prohibits weapons in all facilities except as allowed by the laws of the State of Texas and the President’s Rules Regarding the Carrying of Concealed Handguns by License Holders on Texas State University Campuses.

ROTC, commissioned law enforcement including UPD, and lawfully armed security guards are authorized to have firearms on Texas State premises.

A holder of a concealed carry license or license to carry is allowed to carry a concealed handgun on Texas State premises in locations that are not designed gun-free locations. The Campus Carry website contains specific information about the manner in which the concealed handgun may be carried and the designated gun-free locations.

The Department of Theatre and Dance may use realistic props in their productions.

It is not okay for an employee to make threatening remarks about using a weapon.


Additional information is available:

UPPS 04.04.45

Drug Free Workplace


UPPS 04.04.48

Drug Free Schools and Communities Act


UPPS 05.03.03

Alcoholic Beverage Policy and Procedure


UPPS 01.04.45

Concealed Carry of Handguns by License Holders on University Premises


See also Chapter VII, Section 4.5, Prohibition of Weapons, Texas State University System Rules and Regulations