The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 requires institutions of higher education to establish a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP) that provides the following:
- Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit, at a minimum, the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by employees and students on its property or as part of its activities;
- A description of applicable legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol;
- A description of health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol;
- A description of available drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or re-entry programs;
- A clear statement that the Institution of Higher Education (IHE) will impose disciplinary sanctions on employees and students (consistent with its school’s policies and local, state and federal law), 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 enumerated in the DAAPP. Disciplinary sanctions may also include completing an appropriate rehabilitation program;
- The college or university must conduct biennial review of its DAAPP to determine the effectiveness, implement needed changes, and ensure that disciplinary sanctions are consistently enforced.