Christie’s Education is committed to creating a safe and healthy academic environment for its students, faculty and staff. The school expressly prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs and alcohol by students, faculty, or staff members on school property, or while conducting school business off-premises. Members of the school community are responsible for complying with federal, state, and local laws on the possession, use, and sale of alcohol and illicit drugs. Those who violate such laws will be subject to discipline, up to and including expulsion.
1. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or improper use of either illicit or prescription drugs, or alcohol is prohibited.
2. Students and others who have demonstrated a repeated abuse of alcohol will be referred to appropriate counseling services.
3. Disruptive behavior, inappropriate behavior or intoxication caused by drugs or alcohol use will not be tolerated. Violators are subject to removal from campus and disciplinary action.
4. All members of the Christie’s Education community, including staff and faculty, must abide by the terms of this policy.
5. Violations of the policies, rules and standards adopted by Christie’s Education concerning substance abuse should be reported to Christie’s Human Resources Department when the violation involves an employee. Student-related reports should be made to the Business Manager for Christie’s Education.
6. Any member of the Christie’s Education community found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, which may range from referral for counseling, disciplinary probation, suspension or dismissal from the school or employment, based on the merits of the case.
7. Any student convicted under federal, state or local law applicable to the policy stated above (No. 1) must report said conviction to the Business Manager within five days.
8. According to federal regulations, students convicted for a drug offense that occurred during a period of enrollment while they were receiving Title IV Federal Financial Aid, may lose eligibility for Federal Aid.
Rules Governing the Use of Alcohol
1. Students are not permitted to bring alcoholic beverages anywhere on school grounds, the auction house facilities or sites visited during field studies.
2. Alcoholic beverages may be provided only through Christie’s Education for special events, including but not limited to the graduation reception and alumni events. No other alcoholic beverages may be brought onto campus or served.
3. When alcoholic beverages are provided on campus, food and non-alcoholic beverages must also be made available.
Sanctions for Violation of these Policies, Rules and Standards
1. Students charged with violations of this policy shall be referred to the Academic Director and Business Manager and outcomes of disciplinary proceedings may result in the following determinations:
Dismissal of charges, student found not responsible
Student found responsible and sanctions imposed
Depending on the merits of the case, possible sanctions may include:
Referral for substance abuse assessment, counseling and/or treatment
Loss of privileges
Suspension from Christie’s Education
Expulsion from Christie’s Education
In addition to school sanctions, the Academic Director and Business Manager, or a designated representative, may refer the students to appropriate governmental authorities when the student’s activity is in clear violation of federal, state or local laws.
Employees suspected of violating these policies, rules and standards, or convicted under a federal, state or local drug or alcohol statute, shall be subject to review in accordance with human resources policies and in compliance with all federal, state and local laws. Such a review may result in the following findings:
Dismissal of charges
Official warning or other appropriate discipline/action
Employees should refer to the Christie’s Employee handbook for details on employee conduct and work rules pertaining to drugs and alcohol. Additional information can also be obtained by contacting a Human Resources representative at Christie’s.
Counseling and Treatment
Students are encouraged to speak with the Academic Director or Business Manager if they have any questions on drug and alcohol counseling and treatment programs in New York City.
Employees with questions or concerns about substance dependency or abuse are encouraged to use the resources of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP may be reached by calling toll free (877) 243-6215. They may also wish to discuss these matters with their managers or the Human Resources Department to receive assistance or referrals to appropriate resources in the community.
Employees with drug and alcohol problems may be eligible to participate in a rehabilitation or treatment program through Christie’s health insurance benefit coverage.
**For a complete write-up of Drug and Alcohol policies procedures please see the Annual Security Report 2012 available upon request at the front counter.