CAMPUS LIFE

Campus Safety and Security Policy

Unlawful possession, use, and distribution of alcohol and drug is strictly prohibited on AUHS campus. AUHS’s full-time, part-time, and temporary faculty, staff, and students are hereby notified that this policy will apply to all activities conducted on college-owned property. This policy is distributed annually to all AUHS faculty, staff, and students. The college expects that individuals and organizations will take responsibility for complying with the policy as outlined.

Emergency Plan

Fire:

Calmly evacuate the building

Escort students out of the building to the nearest exit.

The primary exit is the main door to the school at the front of the building.

Move into the grassy island in the middle of the parking lot.

 If you cannot get to the front door for whatever reason, exit via a the back door.  Come around the building to the grassy island in the middle of the parking lot.  If you cannot make it around the building – safely congregate as far from the building as possible. 

 Tornado:

Calmly meet in the middle of the school building.

Escort students to classrooms and stay with them the door closed. 

Alcohol Policy

AUHS abides by and enforces all state and local laws, regulations and ordinances regarding the possession, consumption, sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages. The legal drinking age in Georgia is 21 years of age. Any student or employee under the age of 21 who purchases or knowingly possesses an alcoholic beverage is in violation of state law and University policy. Similarly any person who furnishes an alcoholic beverage to a person under 21 years of age is also in violation. Alcohol is not permitted at AUHS. AUHS strictly prohibits consumptions alcoholic beverages at on campus

Illegal Drug Policy

The unlawful manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, possessing or using of a controlled substance is strictly prohibited at AUHS. Any students, staff, faculty or other members of AUHS who manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess or use controlled substances may be referred for prosecution according to state and or federal law. As a recipient of federal grants and contracts, AUHS adheres to the provisions of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (as amended) and any applicable regulations issued pursuant thereto.  Any person who violates the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, or any federal law or local ordinance concerning controlled substances on AUHS property is subject to arrest and criminal prosecution as well as disciplinary action through the college. Drug laws are strictly enforced on our campus.

Sexual Assault Policy

The college shall proceed with disciplinary and/or remedial actions as needed when it appear that the University's prohibition against any form of sexual assault has been violated. The Office of Campus Safety & Security along with the Office of Student Affairs provide the entire student body and faculty & staff with “Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Workshop” once a trimester to promote the awareness of rape, acquaintance rape and other forcible and non-forcible sex offenses. A student or any personnel charged with sexual assault may be disciplined well as prosecuted under Georgia's criminal statutes. Whether or not a criminal prosecution occurs, the University retains the right to proceed with disciplinary action at any time, and the University need not await the disposition of any criminal prosecution. AUHS disciplinary action shall be handled in accordance with the Code of Conduct of AUHS. Under these proceedings, the accuser and the accused shall be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sexual assault (the term "outcome" meaning only the University's "final determination with respect to the alleged sex offense and any sanction that it imposes against the accused"), entitled to the same opportunities to have others during a disciplinary proceedings

Grievance Policy

Students enrolled in or taking courses at Atlanta University of Health Science (AUHS) are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of personal integrity and to conduct themselves as professionals. Similarly, students should expect faculty and staff members to be persons of integrity who apply the principles of honesty, fairness, respect, and trust that characterize the professional/academic community. Thus, when student grievances concerning faculty and staff members arise, they are taken very seriously and are treated with sensitivity and urgency. The AUHS Complaint Officer is responsible for managing this policy.

 These procedures are to provide a framework and mechanism for an objective review of student grievances about the equity and fairness of AUHS faculty, staff, or procedures that affect their academic standing and progress toward their degree. Such issues may arise regarding fair and equal treatment in the conduct of a class or in the grading or evaluation of academic work or research. Other issues may concern the equity and fairness of program, department, or AUHS policies. Other university policies and procedures apply to allegations of faculty and staff misconduct; such matters will be governed by appropriate policies administered under other university units: Complaints that a member of the faculty or staff has engaged in research misconduct, violated the university’s nondiscrimination and harassment policies, or violated employment contracts will be investigated by the President.