Lincoln University Drug and Alcohol Processes and Procedures

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BACKGROUND

On December 12, 1989, President Bush signed the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Amendments) Public Law 101-226 Section 22 amends provisions for the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986 and the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require that, as a condition of receiving funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program after Oct. 1, 1990, a university or college must submit certification that it has adopted and implemented a drug prevention program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees (See 20 USC 1011i & 34 CFR 86 for more info)
 
Lincoln University has developed and adopted the drug and alcohol awareness/prevention program described herein pursuant to the requirements set forth in the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act.  As set forth in 34 CFR 86.100, Lincoln University is required to provide at a minimum, an annual distribution of the Drug and Alcohol Policy in writing to each employee and student that must contain the following:
 
1.      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;
2.      A description of applicable legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol;
3.      A description of health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol;
4.      A description of available drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or re-entry programs;
5.      A clear statement of the disciplinary sanctions that Lincoln University will impose on employees and students and a description of termination of employment and referral for prosecution for the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. Disciplinary sanctions may also include completing an appropriate rehabilitation program; and
6.      A statement  on  implementation of a biennial review by Lincoln University of its program to determine the effectiveness, implement needed changes, and ensure that disciplinary sanctions are consistently enforced.
 
Revised: February 2015