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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) such as Texas Woman's University to certify it has adopted and implemented programs to prevent the abuse of alcohol and use or distribution of illicit drugs both by students and employees both on its premises and as part of any of its activities. At a minimum, each IHE must annually distribute the following to all students and employees:
  • Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees
  • A description of the legal sanctions under university, local, state, and federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol
  • A description of any drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or re-entry programs that are available to employees or students
  • A clear statement that the IHE 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
The law further requires that the institution conduct a biennial review of its program with the following objectives:
  • Determining the effectiveness of the policy and implementing changes to the alcohol and other drug programs if they are needed; and
  • To ensure that the sanctions developed are enforced consistently
The biennial review must also include a determination as to:
  •  The number of drug and alcohol-related violations and fatalities occurring on the campus or as part of their activities that are reported to campus officials; and
  • The number and type of sanctions the IHEs imposed on students and employees as a result of the violations.
Biennial Alcohol and Drug Prevention Program Review Documents
[2012 Review] [2014 Review]

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