Drug Abuse Prevention Policy

In accordance with Public Law 101226 (Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989), ECPI University and promotes a comprehensive program to prevent and correct the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students. This program includes the following standards:

The use of illicit drugs and alcohol can lead to physical and psychological dependence and damage, behavioral changes, and possible death. Even low doses may significantly impair judgment and coordination.

ECPI University does not tolerate illicit drugs or alcohol on campus, and the use or possession of such substances on ECPI grounds is sufficient cause for termination of a student's enrollment, as well as referral of the case to appropriate legal authorities.

ECPI students are informed at orientation that the standards of conduct clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs and alcohol; a clear statement of the specific sanctions to be imposed on students (consistent with local, state, and federal law) and a description of these sanctions, up to and including dismissal and referral for prosecution for violations of the standards.

Reviewed on 03/01/2023