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.
For compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act, PIP requests that your campus submit an annual review. Completion of the review 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 DFSCA Best Practice Timeline are meant to 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. Completion of the annual review for the previous academic year should occur between August-December (for example, we are in the current 2022-2023 academic year, and the annual review for academic year 2021-2022 should be completed by December 31st, 2022).