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Drug-Free Schools & Communities

The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine recognizes the importance of a safe, healthy, and efficient work and educational environment.

Being under the influence of any illegal drug or alcohol on campus or at institution-sponsored functions poses serious risks to a person’s health and safety and jeopardizes the public trust that has been placed in the institution.

In recognition of the serious effects of alcohol and drug abuse on the safety, health, and performance of individuals, WVSOM provides standards of conduct and clearly prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on the property of the institution. This meets legal requirements to provide a “drug-free workplace.”

WVSOM recognizes its students and employees as adults and expects them to obey all applicable laws and to take personal responsibility for their conduct.

This applies to the entire college community, including faculty, staff, administrators, students, contractors, subcontractors, volunteers, service providers and visitors. 

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