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Drug-Free Schools and Campuses


All institutions of higher education are required to complete a review of their alcohol and drug program and notify campus stakeholders (faculty, staff, students, etc) of the alcohol and drug policy on a regular basis. The resources below will assist campuses in understanding more about how to implement this review and notification process. The federal guidance recommends a review biennially (every 2 years), but Partners in Prevention recommends an annual review.

Part 86, the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations, requires 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.

  1. DFSAC Certification Template
  2. DFSCA Annual Notification
  3. DFSCR HEC 2006 Manual
  4. DOEd Inspector General Report
  5. Fulfilling the Mandates of the DFSCA Regulations
  6. NACUA Notes
  7. ONCPDOE Letter
  8. Complying with the Drug-free Schools and Campuses Regulations
  9. How To: Complete the Annual Review Process

For compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, PIP requests that your campus submit 4 parts of an annual review. Completion and combination of these 4 parts meets the requirements for compliance with the annual review for the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and allows for annual notification of alcohol and drug policies to students and employees. The Annual Review Template and the Annual Review Component Guide are meant to be assist you in this process, but the annual review can be in any format you would like. Fill out the information to the best of your ability, but it is possible that there are some sections of the review that are not applicable to your campus or that you are unable to complete.