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Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Policies on Alcohol and Other Drugs

The U.S. Department of Education has issued regulations implementing the provisions of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. These regulations require that the University distribute the following information annually to you in writing concerning the possession, use, or distribution of alcohol and illicit drugs at the University. The University's policies on substance abuse and alcoholic beverages are outlined below, along with related information on University sanctions for violation of these policies; on criminal sanctions for the illegal possession or distribution of drugs and alcohol; on health risks of drugs and alcohol; and on places to get help concerning the illicit use and abuse of alcohol and drugs. Please read this material carefully. There is much information here, some of it technical, and all of it is vitally important. The University will review its alcohol and other drugs programs annually for effectiveness and consistency of application and, where necessary, make appropriate changes.

Standards of Conduct

Drexel University takes a strong stand on substance abuse and will vigorously enforce its rules regarding alcohol and drugs. The University also supports and will cooperate with authorities of the federal government, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the City of Philadelphia in the enforcement of public laws and regulations regarding alcohol and drugs. The Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy is intended to supplement and not limit the provisions of the University's Drug-Free Workplace policy applicable to certain University employees.

Student Conduct and Community Standards

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, operated through the Office of the Dean of Students (Student Life and Administrative Services), is responsible for implementing the University's Student Code of Conduct, promoting personal learning, promulgating rules and regulations concerning student conduct, and ensuring basic procedural protection to students charged with violations of the University's policies. The Student Code of Conduct can be found at in the student handbook.