Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Policy

  • Compliance
  • General
  • Health
Responsible Unit Office of VP for Student Affairs
Responsible Cabinet Member VP for Student Affairs
Adoption Date 2013-08-01
Last Revision Date 2020-10-13
Last Review Date 2020-06-30

Policy Statement

This policy provides information on the University’s compliance with the regulations set forth by the Drug-free Schools and Communities Act concerning alcohol and drug prevention services, program and policies and publication of the Biennial Review. In addition, this policy informs students of the implications for eligibility of financial aid when students are convicted of possession or sale of illegal drugs.


This policy impacts all students and employees, and is a federal compliance mandate for SUNY Brockport.  


This policy applies to all students and employees. 


There are no definitions for this policy at this time.

Policy Procedures

Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989

In compliance with the Drug-free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, as mandated by section 22 of Public Law 101-226, SUNY Brockport provides the following information to all students and employees annually:

  1. Standards of conduct prohibiting the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol, and the disciplinary sanctions the University will impose for violations of laws and standards of conduct, are contained in the Code of Student Conduct and the Residence Halls and University’s Alcohol Policy; and for employees, in the Office of Human Resources employee policy on Drug and Alcohol use in the Workplace.
  2. The health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol abuse can be obtained by visiting the Hazen Center for Integrated Care which includes the Health Center, Counseling Center, and Prevention and Outreach Services.
  3. For personal health information about the effects of alcohol use and abuse on the body, refer to College Drinking Prevention - Alcohol and You. For a comprehensive list of health and social consequences of alcohol misuse among university students, refer to College Drinking Prevention - Consequences.
  4. The legal sanctions imposed by local, state and federal laws for the illegal possession and/or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol can be found on the New York State Law website, refer to NYS Penal Law Section 220.00 – 221.55.
  5. For information on illicit drug use and abuse, refer to the National Institute on Drug Abuse website.
  6. Information on counseling and treatment programs are available in the following offices in the Hazen Center for Integrated Care: Counseling Center, Student Health Center, and Prevention and Outreach Services; as well as via the Employee Assistance Program. To make an appointment with a counselor concerning a screening for, and treatment of, substance abuse disorders, students can either stop in to the Hazen Center for Integrated Care or call (585) 395-2414.
  7. The Biennial Review Report is available at the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, 7th floor of Allen Administration Building. This report contains a comprehensive analysis of the University’s alcohol and drug prevention program, including policy and enforcement. The report is also available on the Student Policies web page.

Please Note: Drug convictions while enrolled as a student at the University may affect your eligibility for federal student aid. “Drug convictions during a period of enrollment in which the student is receiving Title IV, HEA program funds, under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan, or work-study assistance” [HEA Sec. 484(r)(1); 20 U. S. C. 109®(1)]. For more information, refer to the Federal Student Aid website.

Part 86, the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations (Education Department General Administrative Regulations [EDGAR]): 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 further information on the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, refer to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Healthy Students.

Links to Related Procedures and Information

Biennial Review Report

Code of Student Conduct

College Drinking Prevention - Alcohol and You

College Drinking Prevention - Consequences

Counseling Center

Drug and Alcohol Use in the Workplace

Employee Assistance Program

Federal Student Aid

Hazen Center for Integrated Care

National Institute on Drug Abuse

New York State Law

U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Healthy Students

Contact Information

Assistant to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

History (in descending order)

Item Date Explanation
Next Review Date 2025-06-30 Five-year review
Revision Date 2020-10-13 Updated Applicability, added Scope and Links.
Review/Revision Date 2020-06-30 Added Applicability, corrected a phone number and weblink.
Adoption Date 2013-08-01 Policy Adopted
Draft Review Date N/A Draft Policy under 30-day Campus Review


This policy was approved by President’s Cabinet on 2020-11-11