Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

  • IUP is committed to a drug-free campus for its students and employees.  As part of that commitment, this notice provides information pursuant to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (P.L. 101-226).  The act requires that as a condition of receiving funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, an institute of higher education must certify that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use or distribution or illicit drugs and alchohol by students and employees.

    This program must include the following:

    • Standard of conduct prohibiting unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol
    • Legal sanctions pertaining to the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol
    • Health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and abuse of alcohol
    • Drug and alcohol treatment and rehabilitation programs
    • University sanctions  

    Standard  of Conduct 

    IUP is commited to the maintenance of a learning and working environment free from the unlawful use of drugs and alcohol in accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act Amendments of 1989.  It is the intent and obligation of the university to provide a drug-free, healthful, safe, and secure work environment free of drug and alchol abuse.  As such, the university prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its property or as any part of its activities.

    Legal Sanctions

    The unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, or use of a controlled substance or alcohol on university premises or while conducting university business off university premises is absolutely prohibited.  All applicable legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol will be applied.

    Pennsylvania Crimes Code - Alcohol and Controlled Substances

    Federal Drug Penalties 

    Health Risks

    Alcohol Abuse

    Drug Abuse 

    Prevention and Intervention Resources

    Employees can contact the State Employee Assistance Program (SEAP) (800) 692-7459 for information about substance abuse/addiction counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, or reentry programs.

    Local and Regional Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

    Additional Alcohol and Drug Addiction Resources

    University Sanctions

    PASSHE Drug-Free Workplace Policy