health and safety
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
ATSU encourages a wellness model for the entire institution and seeks to ensure the safety of all individuals at the institution. ATSU recognizes its responsibility to support and promote activity that prevents disease and minimizes health risks. The University Student Handbook, along with the ATSU Drug-Free and Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy (#90-324) include the standards of conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on the institution's property or as part of any of the institution's activities. The ATSU Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Prevention Policy may be found in the University Student Handbook and includes descriptions of applicable legal sanctions under state, local, and federal law; health risks; associated University sanctions; and available treatment options. The policy begins on page 25 of the Handbook.
Students enrolled at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences are expected to adhere to a standard of behavior consistent with the standards of the institution. Compliance with institutional rules and regulations and city, state, and federal laws is expected.
Students are subject to the same civil laws as other citizens. University policies and regulations are designed to encourage intellectual and personal development of students. Students who violate the law may incur penalties prescribed by civil authorities. Students who violate University regulations in off-campus activities are subject to penalties just as if the violation occurred on campus. Inappropriate conduct outside the provisions cited in the Code of Academic Conduct is included in the Code of Behavioral Standards. ATSU University Handbook
Campus Security and Your Safety
ATSU publishes Annual Security (& Fire Safety) Reports (ASRs) which include crime statistics, information and policies concerning campus safety, drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs, missing persons, and resources for victims of sexual offenses, including dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. The ASR for the Kirksville campus also includes fire safety and statistics, since it has student housing.
The ATSU Security webpage links to ASRs for the Kirksville and Mesa campuses, the MOSDOH St. Louis dental clinic, and SOMA community campuses.
Information for Crime Victims about Disciplinary Proceedings
Upon written request to ATSU's Office of General Counsel, ATSU will disclose to alleged victims of any crime of violence or nonforcible sex offense, the results of any disciplinary proceeding conducted by the institution against a student who is the alleged perpetrator of such crime or offense. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of the crime or offense, the information shall be provided, upon request, to the alleged victim's next of kin.
Program-specific immunization requirements may be found under the corresponding school or program in the ATSU University Catalog.
Hazardous Waste Exposure
ATSU maintains an Emergency Operations Plan and Hazards Communication Plan to address appropriate responses to hazardous waste exposure. To further ensure timely and safe responses in the event of a hazardous waste exposure, the University has entered into Memoranda of Understanding for Hazardous Waste Exposure with Kirksville Fire Department and Kirksville Police Department, and with Northeast Regional Medical Center, as shown below.