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Drug Free Schools and Communities Act

The Drug‐Free Schools and Communities At of 1989, Public law 101‐226, requires an institution of higher education to meet the minimum requirements listed below.

  1. Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on school property or as part of any school activities.
  2. A description of the applicable legal sanctions under local, State, or Federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol.
  3. A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol
  4. A description of any drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or reentry programs that are available to employees or students.
  5. A clear statement that the institution will impose sanctions on students and employees (consistent with local, State and Federal law), and a description of those sanctions, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution, for violations of the standards of conduct.

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20 U.S. Code § 1011i – Drug and alcohol abuse prevention – Cornell University Law School