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BAKER UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS
DRUG EDUCATION AND TESTING PROGRAM

INTRODUCTION
Designation as a Baker University student-athlete and participation in the University's intercollegiate athletic programs is a privilege. The Baker University student-athlete will act in accordance with the five core values of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA): respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship, and servant leadership. Likewise the Baker University student-athlete acknowledges that the privilege to represent Baker University in intercollegiate athletic performance requires him/her to be compliant with the Baker University Drug Education and Testing Program as outlined in this document.

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Baker University Department of Athletics Drug Education and Testing Program is to establish policy and procedure that guides the University's Drug Education and Testing Program while Baker University student-athletes are treated with dignity and respect and maintain privacy as much as possible.

OBJECTIVES
Objectives of the Baker University Department of Athletics Drug Education and Testing program are to:
1. provide and identify educational experiences that inform the Baker University student-athlete of the consequences of drug and alcohol use;
2. institute a screening and testing program to detect use of prohibited drugs, medications or substances that may be used to enhance performance or alter behavior
3. develop intervention programs to provide athletes with a support system for rehabilitation and educational awareness; and
4. require Baker University student-athletes to accept the responsibilities and consequences of the Baker University Drug Education and Testing Program.

PROHIBITED DRUGS, MEDICATIONS or SUBSTANCES
Drugs, medications or substances that are procured illegally or that are prohibited by law (sale, purchase, or possession) are prohibited by Baker University. Additionally prohibited are prescription drugs, "over the counter" medications or substances that are used inappropriately (e.g., in a manner other than their prescribed or intended purpose) or that are incompatible with the integrity of the Baker University Athletic Department. If such drugs, medications or substances present risk or jeopardize the health of a Baker University student-athlete the Baker University Department of Athletics may mandate drug screening or testing.

At no time will Baker University Athletic Department personnel ignore or condone Baker University student-athletes who violate this Drug Education and Testing Program. To that end Baker University Athletic Department personnel who find or discover Baker University student-athletes in possession and/or use of a prohibited drug, medication or substance shall immediately report such findings or discovery to appropriate university and law enforcement authorities.

No officer, employee, or agent of Baker University may supply a student-athlete with any drug, medication or substance that may endanger the health of the student-athlete or affect athletic performance in any way. Baker University personnel may not encourage or induce a student-athlete to use any drugs, medications or substances except as prescribed for treatment of the designated student-athlete by qualified medical personnel.

Any Baker University student-athlete legally charged with possession, purchase transfer or sale of an illegal substance shall be suspended from his/her Baker University Athletic Department team(s) until cleared or adjudicated of those charges. The Baker University student-athlete may also be held accountable by the University judicial system. Any Baker University student-athlete convicted of possession, purchase, transfer or sale of an illegal substance shall be dismissed immediately from the Baker University intercollegiate athletics program and all intercollegiate athletics-related financial aid will be terminated at the end of the semester in which the student-athlete was convicted.

PROCEDURE
All Baker University student-athletes must adhere to the conditions of the Baker University Department of Athletics Drug Education and Testing Program. Up to twelve Baker University student-athletes will be randomly selected for testing each month. Each randomly selected student-athlete will be notified and required to report to the testing site at the designated time. Test samples will be reviewed by a non-Baker University independent laboratory. Test results will be reported to the Baker University Director of Athletics or his/her designee. The Baker University Director of Athletics will communicate test results to the student-athlete and maintain a confidential file of drug test results.

The Baker University Department of Athletics reserves the right to mandate testing where there is reasonable suspicion of prohibited drug, medication or substance use. Suspicion of prohibited drug, medication or substance use may include but is not restricted to:
• Reported possession and/or use of a prohibited drug, medication or substance;
• Arrest or conviction related to a prohibited drug, medication or substance;
• University disciplinary action related to a prohibited drug, medication or substance; and
• Documented unusual patterns of behavior or absence from athletics training and/or intercollegiate competition that could be related to the use of a prohibited drug, medication or substance.

NEGATIVE TEST RESULTS
When the random test results are "negative" the results will be communicated by the Baker University Director of Athletics or his/her designee to the Baker University student-athlete.

FAILURE TO COOPERATE WITH TESTING
Failure of the Baker University student-athlete to cooperate with the Baker University Department of Athletics Drug Education and Testing shall be the equivalent of a "positive" test result. That is to say, failure to appear for the testing process, failure to produce a test sample, or attempting to alter or destroy the test sample will be treated as a "positive" test result. For purposes of this policy, two diluted samples, absent medical explanation, shall be considered an attempted alteration of the test sample.

POSITIVE TEST RESULTS
When the random test results are "positive" a non-Baker University independent Medical Review Officer will review the "positive" test result and may consult with the student-athlete. The Medical Review Officer will report all findings to the Baker University Director of Athletics or his/her designee. The Baker University student-athlete will be notified by the Baker University Director of Athletics or his/her designee.

Consequences of First "Positive" Test Result
1. The Baker University student-athlete will meet with the Baker University Director of Athletics, Director of Sports Medicine, and Head Coach(s) of respective sport(s);
2. The Baker University student-athlete will be asked notify his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) in the presence of the Baker University Director of Athletics, Director of Sports Medicine, and Head Coach(s) of respective sport(s);
3. The Baker University student-athlete shall be suspended from all participation with Baker University intercollegiate athletics;
4. The Baker University student-athlete must undergo personal assessment and full participation in a drug/medication/substance abuse education program as approved by the Baker University Director of Athletics and Baker University Director of Sports Medicine. All expenses related to personal assessment and participation in a drug/medication/substance abuse program shall be born by the Baker University student-athlete; and
5. The Baker University student-athlete must undertake subsequent unannounced, suspicionless testing, achieve a "negative" test result, and bear all costs associated with such testing before he/she may be considered for reinstatement to participation with Baker University intercollegiate athletics.

Consequences of a Second "Positive" Test Result
1. The Baker University student-athlete will meet with the Baker University Director of Athletics, Director of Sports Medicine, and Head Coach(s) of respective sport(s);
2. The student-athlete will be asked notify his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) in the presence of the Baker University Director of Athletics, Director of Sports Medicine, and Head Coach(s) of respective sport(s);
3. The Baker University student-athlete shall be suspended from all participation with Baker University intercollegiate athletics; and
4. All Baker University intercollegiate athletics-related financial aid shall be terminated at the end of the semester in which the second "positive" test result is recorded.

INTERACTION WITH THE OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
The Baker University Department of Athletics will work in conjunction with the Baker University Office of Student Affairs on issues relating to drug abuse and education. Drug testing results from all cases which originate with the Office of Student Affairs will be shared with the Baker University Dean of Students and Associate Dean of Students. The student-athlete will be subject to the university judicial process and the Baker University Department of Athletics Drug Testing and Education policy. Results from the monthly random selection will be maintained in the Department of Athletics.

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