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Drug-free Schools and Communities

The Drug-free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 require an institution
of higher education, as a condition of receiving funds or any other form of financial
assistance under any federal program, to certify that it has adopted and implemented a
drug prevention program to prevent the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit
drugs and alcohol by students and employees.

As part of its drug prevention program for students and employees, Central Penn
annually distributes in writing to each student and employee the following information:

  • Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on Central Penn’s property or as part of any of its activities;
  • A description of the applicable legal sanctions under local, state or federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol;
  • A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol;
  • A description of available drug and alcohol counseling, treatment or rehabilitation programs; and
  • A clear statement of the disciplinary sanctions that the College will impose on students and employees who violate the standards of conduct.

The College will conduct a biennial review of its drug prevention program to determine
its effectiveness, implement changes as needed, and ensure that the disciplinary
sanctions are consistently enforced.

Central Penn fully supports the objectives of these laws and their related regulations. The
College recognizes both alcohol and drug abuse as potential health, safety and security
problems. The College expects its students and employees to cooperate in maintaining a
college environment free from the effects of alcohol and other drugs and to comply with
this policy.

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