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Arkansas State University was closed Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 due to inclement weather.
Final exams scheduled for Friday, December 6, 2013, will be Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the previously scheduled time.
The following events have been cancelled or postponed.
While the University is closed for inclement weather, the Acansa Dining Hall hours will be from 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. All retail locations will be closed.
In response to the change of finals from Friday to next Wednesday, the residence hall closing deadline of noon on Wednesday, Dec. 11, is extended until Thursday, Dec. 12, at noon.
Check back for more closure updates as they become available.
In order to promote public safety, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations require ASU to test certain safety sensitive individuals (employees, commercial drivers, contractors, subcontractors, herein "Safety Sensitive Individuals") for the use of illegal Drugs and controlled substances (herein Drugs), and misuse of Alcohol in a variety of circumstances and subject to a complex scheme of procedural safeguards.
These policies and guidelines are formulated to protect the safety and security of the public, employees, facilities, and assets of and to be in compliance with the mandates drafted by the Federal Department of Transportation and/or state law and/or regulation where applicable. All items in this policy that relate to employment or contractor terminations, leave of absence, and all financial issues are not DOT requirements.
Drug use, and Alcohol misuse have a significant negative impact on an individual's health, work, and personal life. Performing a Safety Sensitive Activity significantly increases the risk to society in general when an individual has used Drugs or misused Alcohol.
This DOT Policy applies to employees and contractors whose positions may require them to drive certain Commercial Motor Vehicles and to applicants for such positions (collectively, Employer's "Safety Sensitive Individuals"). These Commercial Motor Vehicles are those which have a gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds (inclusive of a towed unit with a gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds), or are used in the transport of hazardous materials in a quantity requiring "placarding," or are designed to carry more than 15 passengers including the driver.
All safety sensitive employees and contractors per DOT regulations are required to be in a Drug and Alcohol testing program, including random testing. These employees/contractors are subject to Drug and Alcohol testing in the following situations: Pre-Employment, Post-Accident, Reasonable Suspicion, Random, Return To Duty & Follow-Up
There are serious consequences in this policy for individuals who use Drugs and misuse Alcohol (an Alcohol concentration of 0.04 or greater). in addition, as required by federal regulation, there are administrative actions for an individual with an Alcohol concentration as low as 0.20. This compares with alcohol concentrations resulting in charges of "driving while intoxicated" of 0.10 and 0.08 depending on the state.
In addition to alcohol, which has required hours of prohibition, the following drugs are prohibited at all times: Amphetamines, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates & Phencyclidine.