Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Introduction

The Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations (34 CFR Part 86) of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) require an Institution of Higher Education (IHE) to certify that it has implemented programs to prevent the abuse of alcohol and the distribution, use, and abuse of controlled substances by all students and employees, whether on its premises or as part of any of its activities. The law also requires that at a minimum, Umpqua Community College must annually distribute the following in writing to all students and employees:

  1. Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of controlled substances and alcohol by students and employees;
  2. A description of the legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of controlled substances and alcohol;
  3. A description of the health risks associated with the use of controlled substances and alcohol abuse;
  4. A description of any drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or reentry programs that are available to employees or students; and
  5. A clear statement that the institution will impose sanctions on students and employees and a description of those sanctions, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution, for violations of the standards of conduct or law.