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Drug-Free Schools (Biennial Review)

The Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations (EDGAR Part 86) require that, as a condition of receiving funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, an institution of higher education (IHE) must certify that it has adopted and implemented a program “to prevent the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees” both on the institution’s premises and as part of any of its activities. According to the Part 86 regulations, if an IHE fails to submit the necessary certifications when requested to do so or violates its certification, the Secretary of Education may terminate all forms of financial assistance whether from the Department of Education or other federal agencies (34 CFR Section 86.1 and 20. USC & 1145g.) The Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations also require IHEs to conduct a biennial review of the AOD (alcohol and other drugs) programs and policies to determine program effectiveness and consistency of policy enforcement and to implement any changes needed to either. This legislation directs the State Technical College of Missouri to maintain a written policy on alcohol and other drugs and to maintain a process that ensures policy distribution to all students, staff and faculty. The written policy must enumerate federal, state and/or local sanctions for unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol, describe health risk associated with alcohol abuse or illicit drug use, describe the College drug and alcohol programs available for students and employees, and specify disciplinary sanctions imposed on students and employees for policy violations. Also, the College is required to conduct biennial reviews to assess the effectiveness of its alcohol and drug prevention programs.

In compliance with federal legislation, the Counseling Department and the Vice President for Student Affairs have prepared a Biennial Review. The Biennial Review is located at STC-Biennial-Review-2017-2019.pdf (link to it). The review includes policies on the following:

  • Substance Abuse Policy
  • Smoke Free/Tobacco Free Campus

In addition, the Counseling Department has provided links to applicable Missouri law below.

 

  LINE OF AUTHORITY

Responsible administrator or office: Student Affairs

Contact person in that office: Vice President of Student Affairs

EFFECTIVE DATE

January 2022

Approved by President: January 2022

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