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Drug and Alcohol Policy Notification

Required of Institutions That Disburse Federal Aid

A school that participates in any FSA program must annually distribute the following information to its students, faculty and employees to prevent drug and alcohol abuse:


  • information on preventing drug and alcohol abuse:
  • standards of conduct that clearly prohibit, at a minimum, the unlawful possession, use or distribution of drugs and alcohol by students and employees on the school’s property, or as part of the school’s activities;
  • a description of the sanctions under local, state and federal law for unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol;
  • a description of any drug and alcohol counseling, treatment or rehabilitation programs available to students and employees;
  • a description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol; and
  • a clear statement that the school will impose sanctions on students and employees for violations of the standards of conduct (consistent with local, state and federal law) and a description of these sanctions, up to and including expulsion, termination of employment and referral for prosecution.


If new students enroll or new employees are hired after the initial distribution for the year, the school must make sure that they also receive the materials.

Reference: 34 CFR 668.14(c); The Federal Student Financial Aid Handbook, Volume 2, Chapter 6; Common Manual, Chapter 4.