code of community responsibility

Requirements Under the Drug Free Schools Act

Subpart B--Institutions of Higher Education

Sec. 86.100 What must the IHE's drug prevention program include?

The IHE's drug prevention program must, at a minimum, include the following:

(a) The annual distribution in writing to each employee, and to each student who is taking one or more classes for any type of academic credit except for continuing education units, regardless of the length of the student's program of study, of--
(1) Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit, at a minimum, the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its property or as part of any of its activities;
(2) A description of the applicable legal sanctions under local, State, or Federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol;
(3) A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol;
(4) A description of any drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or re-entry programs that are available to employees or students; and
(5) A clear statement that the IHE will impose disciplinary sanctions on students and employees (consistent with 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 required by paragraph (a)(1) of this section.

For the purpose of this section, a disciplinary sanction may include the completion of an appropriate rehabilitation program.

(b) A biennial review by the IHE of its program to--
(1) Determine its effectiveness and implement changes to the program if they are needed; and
(2) Ensure that the disciplinary sanctions described in paragraph (a)(6) of this section are consistently enforced.

Prevention & Education Programs

Resources On Campus

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(Refer to Your Right to Know distributed annually by the department of Campus Safety for additional information about campus resources and New Hampshire State Laws regarding alcohol and illicit drug use as well as additional information about the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 (Public Law 101-226)).