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.