Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Programs

Schools are expected to comply with HEA regulations that require schools participating in Title IV programs to adopt and implement a program to prevent the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol by its students and employees. Schools must make, at a minimum, an annual distribution of their written drug and alcohol prevention policies to each current and prospective student and employee. Schools must also conduct a review of these programs at least every other year, in an effort to determine their effectiveness, implement changes and to ensure disciplinary sanctions are adequately enforced. Further these efforts must be documented.

The Department will continue to look closely at schools’ compliance in this area and will continue reporting cases of HEA Reg, Part 86 noncompliance in future program review reports.