The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

In compliance with the federal Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 that requires all institutions of higher education to adopt and implement a program to prevent the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students as a condition of the institution receiving federal funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, Fisher College observes the following regulations:

  1. Fisher College prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by any student of the College while on College premises, while performing any work for the College, on or off its premises, or while otherwise participating in any College activity, on or off College premises.
  2. Additionally, the College prohibits the use or distribution of illicit drugs off College premises. Any violation of this law brought to the attention of College authorities by external law enforcement agencies will be adjudicated by the Office of Student Life and/or designee.
  3. Students are prohibited from participation in any College activity, on or off College premises, while under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs.
Sanctions for Non-Compliance
  1. Students are required to abide by all requirements of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and this policy as a condition of enrollment at the College.
  2. A student who violates any provision of this policy is also subject to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion from the College. Please note that for residential students, drug use typically leads to separation from the residence halls as a minimum sanction.
  3. Also, in appropriate circumstances, as determined by the College, law enforcement may be notified. Unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs or alcohol may subject a student to criminal penalties. Please note that parents or legal guardians may be notified of violation of drug and alcohol policies, particularly in the case of students identified as holding a "Dependent" status.

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