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Salisbury University
Drug and Alcohol Prevention Plan

As our centennial anniversary approaches in 2025,
Salisbury University is focused on meeting the emerging needs
of students, as well as the community, State and nation.
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INTRODUCTION                                            TABLE OF CONTENTS

Salisbury University is dedicated to a University-      Principle 1 – Strategic Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
wide effort of supporting a variety of departments
and individuals that address alcohol, tobacco and
other drug issues on campus in a holistic and           Principle 2 – Communications Plan . . . . . . . . . .6
comprehensive manner. Although many efforts are
initiated by the Division of Student Affairs, other     Principle 3 – Biennial Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
University offices, departments and organizations
address issues of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs
through programs and initiatives. All programs are      Appendix A:
regularly reviewed for participation and                2019 Annual DAAP Plan Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
     In order to support the University’s efforts to
educate students, employees and visitors on the         Appendix B:
importance of preventing the illegal use of alcohol     Biennial Review of Alcohol, Tobacco
and other drugs on campus, the following three
                                                        and Other Drug Programs 2017-19 . . . . . . . . .16
principles are the focus of the University’s Drug and
Alcohol Prevention (DAAP) Program:

1. The University will implement an alcohol and
   other drug (AOD) strategic plan that focuses on
   nine areas and related subcategories, listed
   below. Each area contains a status monitoring
   mechanism and a designated Responsible
   Office. Additionally, the Student Affairs
   Wellness Committee will develop assessment
   mechanisms to assure continuous

2. The University will facilitate a communications
   plan to assure that both current and
   prospective students and employees are made
   aware of the University’s efforts to promote and
   support a safe campus environment.

3. The University will conduct a biennial review of
   the DAAP Plan and the accompanying
   educational and communication strategies in
   compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and
   Communities Act (DFSCA) and Part 86 of the
   Department of Education General
   Administrative Regulations.
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1            Strategic Plan

The University’s alcohol and other drug (AOD) strategic plan focuses on nine areas and related
subcategories, listed below. Each area contains a status monitoring mechanism and a designated
Responsible Institutional Officer. Additionally, the Student Affairs Wellness Committee will develop
assessment mechanisms to assure continuous improvement.

1. Promote collaboration between Salisbury                   d. Join and participate in the Wicomico Goes
   University and local community and                            Purple Campaign to address opioid addiction
   statewide/national organizations                              concerns.
                                                                i. Status: Current member; sponsored eight
   a. Incorporate off-campus student conduct as it                  programs in the fall 2019 semester
       relates to alcohol and other drug (AOD)                  ii.Responsible Office: Associate Vice
       misuse into the student conduct process by                   President of Student Affairs
       collecting local police reports and adjudicating
       through the Dean of Students Office
                                                          2. Increase awareness of University programs
      i. Status: Currently occurring and ongoing             related to substance abuse through
      ii.Responsible Office: Dean of Students                University website, social media and
                                                             educational brochures.
   b. Meet with off-campus resident students who
       were reported to the Dean of Students’ Office         a. Annually update University website to reflect
       for large gatherings                                      programs and services available on campus
      i. Status: Currently occurring and ongoing                i. Status: New website (2018) reflects
      ii.Responsible Office: Dean of Students                       updated materials
                                                                ii.Responsible Office: Chair of Student
   c. Join and participate in the Maryland                          Affairs Wellness Committee
       Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and
       Related Problems                                      b. Purchase brochures for the Counseling Center
      i. Status: Current member                                 i. Status: New materials purchased in
      ii.Responsible Office: Vice President of                      September 2018
          Student Affairs and Student Affairs                   ii.Responsible Office: Director of Student
          Case Manager                                              Counseling Services

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c. Add web-based instructional and resource               d. Create a mechanism that regularly brings local
           materials to Health Center website.                       landlords, police agencies and University
          i. Status: Created in September 2018 and                   officials together to discuss concerns
              updated September 2020                                 regarding student residents in local apartment
          ii.Responsible Office: Director of Student
              Health Services                                       i. Status: Developed and ongoing
                                                                    ii.Responsible Office: Associate Dean of
       d. Develop an AOD social media structure and                     Students
           outreach plan
          i. Status: In Process                                  e. Create a mechanism for local governmental
                                                                     officials and community interests to meet
          ii.Responsible Office: Chair, Student Affairs              regularly to discuss issues of mutual concern as
              Wellness Committee                                     they relate to alcohol and other drugs
                                                                    i. Status: Developed and ongoing; last
       e. Assure annual distribution to all students and
                                                                        meeting occurred September 27, 2019
           employees of AOD/Title IV compliance
           information, particularly as it relates to               ii.Responsible Office: President’s Chief of
           standards of conduct; a description of                       Staff
           sanctions for violating federal, state and local
           law and campus policy; a description of health     4. Work with the Athletics Department to
           risks associated with AOD use; a description of       increase awareness of substance abuse
           treatment options; and a biennial review of the       issues among student athletes
           program’s effectiveness and the consistency of
           the enforcement sanctions.                            a. Dean of Students to meet annually with
          i. Status: Ongoing; Last distributed                       coaches to discuss students’ standards of
              September 2019                                         conduct related to alcohol and other drugs.
          ii.Responsible Office: Dean of Students and               i. Status: In development
              University General Counsel                            ii.Responsible Office: Dean of Students and
                                                                        Director of Athletics
    3. Work with local authorities to discuss high-
       risk behavior and events involving                        b. Participate in new student athlete orientation
       University students                                           and discuss AOD issues and standards of
                                                                     student conduct.
       a. Annually meet with local alcohol enforcement              i. Status: In development
                                                                    ii.Responsible Office: Dean of Students and
          i. Status: Ongoing; last met in September                     Director of Athletics
          ii.Responsible Office: Associate Dean of            5. Enforce a campus-wide no-smoking policy in
              Students                                           buildings and outside on campus property
       b. Invite local authorities to the regularly              a. Develop appropriate signage indicating SU is a
           scheduled Campus Safety Task Force                        no-smoking campus
                                                                    i. Status: Developed and implemented
          i. Status: Ongoing
                                                                    ii.Responsible Office: Director of
          ii.Responsible Office: Vice President of                      Maintenance
              Student Affairs
                                                                 b. Review campus no-smoking policy as it relates
       c. Develop structure to meet with Mayor of the                to vaping
           City of Salisbury and the Wicomico County
           Executive when a student-involved incident               i. Status: Completed; policy updated March
           impacts the community                                        27, 2017
          i. Status: Developed and ongoing                          ii.Responsible Office: Policy Advisory
          ii.Responsible Office: Vice President of
              Student Affairs                                    c. Develop a protocol for enforcement of no-
                                                                    smoking policy

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i. Status: Completed                                    ii.Responsible Office: Chair of Wellness
     ii.Responsible Office: University Police and                Committee
         Dean of Students
                                                           c. Conduct an audit of current services offered
                                                               through the Counseling Center
6. Challenge behaviors that violate the
   University’s AOD policies                                  i. Status: In development
                                                              ii.Responsible Office: Director of Student
   a. Educate all incoming students on the                        Counseling Center
       University’s AOD policies
      i. Status: Ongoing                                   d. Conduct an audit of current services offered
                                                              through Student Health Services
      ii.Responsible Office: Assistant Dean for
          Student Transitions                                i. Status: In development
                                                             ii.Responsible Office: Director of Student
   b. Annually invite Wicomico County State’s                    Health Services
       Attorney and local police agencies to directly
       meet with incoming students as part of the          e. Review sanctions for students found
       orientation process                                     responsible for violating the Code of
      i. Status: Ongoing                                       Community Standards
      ii.Responsible Office: Assistant Dean for               i. Status: Ongoing; last reviewed and
          Student Transitions                                     updated August 2019
                                                              ii.Responsible Office: Dean of Students
   c. Educate fraternity and sorority members on
       the University’s AOD policies                    8. Expect all incoming students to complete
      i. Status: Ongoing                                   an online AOD education program provided
      ii.Responsible Office: Coordinator of                by the University
          Fraternity and Sorority Life
                                                           a. Complete AOD training for all incoming
   d. Educate student-athletes on the University’s             students
       AOD policies                                           i. Status: Completed and ongoing
      i. Status: In development                               ii.Responsible Office: Dean of Students and
      ii.Responsible Office: Director of Athletics                Assistant Dean for Student Transitions

   e. Educate residence hall students on the               b. Review efficacy of current efforts and make
       University’s AOD policies                               recommendations for future programs to the
                                                               Vice President of Student Affairs
      i. Status: Ongoing
                                                              i. Status: In development
      ii.Responsible Office: Director of Residence
          Life                                                ii.Responsible Office: Dean of Students

7. Establish a culture that actively supports,          9. Review the structure of the Student Affairs
   educates and empowers students to make                  Wellness Committee to assure appropriate
   healthy choices about AOD consumption                   communication, potential gaps in service
                                                           and efficiency
   a. Develop a student affairs committee charged
       with assessing current efforts and making           a. Charge the Student Affairs Wellness
       recommendations to support a contemporary               Committee chair with expected additional
       University response.                                    breadth of expectations
      i. Status: In development                               i. Status: In process
      ii.Responsible Office: Chair of Wellness                ii.Responsible Office: Vice President of
          Committee                                               Student Affairs

   b. Conduct an audit of current wellness activities
       looking for strengths and gaps in service
      i. Status: In development

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2                 Communications Plan

    The University will facilitate a communications plan to assure that both current and prospective
    students and employees are made aware of the University’s efforts to promote and support a safe
    campus environment.

    The University will annually distribute via email or    2. Maintain current web-based communications
    paper to each current and prospective student and          related to Salisbury University’s DAAP Plan,
    employee the following information:                        which can be found at:

       a. A description of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse          a. Student Consumer Information:
          Prevention Plan.                               
       b. Information related to health risks associated           information.aspx
          with AOD use.
                                                                  i. Responsible Office: Assistant Vice
       c. Information for individuals seeking assistance              President of Student Affairs, Dean of
          through the University (via Human Resources,                Students
          Student Health Services and Student
          Counseling Center) along with local referral         b. Student Health Services:
       d. Standards of Conduct, including how to report            links/drugs.aspx
          a concern.
                                                                  i. Responsible Office: Director of Student
       e. Potential sanctions for employees and                       Health Services
                                                               c. Student Affairs:
       f. Local, state and federal law descriptions      
          related to AOD use.                                      t-affairs/student-health-services/health-
       g. Federal trafficking penalties.
                                                                  i. Responsible Office: Assistant Vice
                                                                      President of Student Affairs, Dean of
    1. Create and send by email or provide on                         Students
       paper the aforementioned information twice
       a year, in September and January, to current
       and prospective students and employees               3. The 2019 Annual DAAP Plan Notice,
                                                               distributed August 21, 2019, is attached as
       a. Responsible Office: Assistant Vice President of      Appendix A.
          Student Affairs, Dean of Students, Human

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3           Biennial Review of Alcohol, Tobacco
            and Other Drug Programs

The University will conduct a biennial review of the DAAP Plan and the accompanying educational and
communication strategies in compliance with Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) and Part
86 of the DOE General Administrative Regulations.

1. Below is a link to the current Biennial
   review that is posted on the SU website:

2. The 2017-2019 Biennial Review is attached
   as Appendix B.

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 A                      2019 Annual DAAP Plan Notice

    Dear Faculty, Staff and Student,

    In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), each postsecondary institution
    in the United States that participates in Title IV student aid programs must annually distribute, in writing, to
    each student and each employee, information about the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program. This
    document includes standards of conduct for all faculty, staff, and students, 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 illegal drugs and alcohol,
    information regarding local drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or reentry programs that
    are available, and a statement of our disciplinary sanctions for employees, faculty, staff, and students.

    Federal law requires that the University provide the Campus Security Reports to all its students and
    employees on an annual basis. The Campus Security Report is available online The report and related documents
    contain information of a historical nature and includes crimes that were committed on campus last year and
    the two years prior to that. The crimes are categorized for ease of understanding and identification. You can
    also request a paper copy by contacting University Police located on East Campus at 410-543-6222.

    Please take a few minutes to review these valuable documents. If you have any questions, faculty and staff
    may contact the Office of Human Resources and students may contact the Dean of Students.

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I. Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program           alcohol syndrome. These infants have
   Salisbury University is committed to an alcohol-    irreversible physical abnormalities and mental
   , tobacco- and drug-free learning and working       retardation. In addition, alcohol use has been
   environment and adheres to the                      found to be significantly related to the
   responsibilities set forth in applicable local,     transmission of HIV and other sexually
   state and federal laws. All members of the          transmitted infections, unplanned pregnancy,
   University community, visitors and guests are       fighting, assaults, vandalism, and the incidence
   required to comply.                                 of acquaintance rape and other crimes.
      The University provides education and            Stimulants
   prevention resources related to the use of          Drugs included in this classification include
   alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The               cocaine (e.g., coke, crack), methamphetamine,
   University utilizes educational strategies to       Ritalin/Adderall, amphetamines (speed), high
   increase awareness of drug, alcohol or tobacco      doses of caffeine and other stimulants. Cocaine
   use. The University reserves the right to refuse    has been known to cause sudden death by
   any advertising or promotional activities which     causing the heart to beat in an abnormal rhythm
   focus on the consumption of alcoholic               resulting in a heart attack. The heart attack can
   beverages, tobacco or drugs that might              be sudden and unexpected and can occur at any
   encourage use or abuse.                             time when a person is using cocaine. Stimulants
      For the benefit of our students, faculty and     can cause a person to become emaciated,
   staff, the University complies with the Drug-       resulting from an increased metabolism and an
   Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free        extremely decreased appetite. Psychologically,
   Schools and Communities Act of 1986, as well        cocaine and most amphetamines are extremely
   as the State of Maryland’s Substance Abuse          addictive and affect the pleasure center of the
   Policy (Executive Order 01.01.1991.16). The         human brain. Stimulant intoxication can lead to
   University System of Maryland authorizes the        visual, auditory and tactile hallucinations and
   University administration to establish, repeal      delusional type thinking. After a person develops
   and/or modify regulations and procedures            dependence upon cocaine or an amphetamine,
   related to ensuring compliance with these laws.     sudden or gradual cessation in use can cause
                                                       markedly diminished interest or pleasure in most
II. Health Risks Associated with Alcohol and           daily activities. Fatigue, insomnia and feelings of
    Drug Use                                           worthlessness are also common and can possibly
  Alcohol                                              result in suicide attempts.
  Ethyl alcohol, the form of alcohol found in beer,    Narcotics
  wine and liquor, is a psychoactive drug. It is       Drugs included in this classification include
  classified as a central nervous system               opium, morphine, codeine, heroin, OxyContin,
  depressant, although its effects are often           methadone, Percodan, Percocet, and other
  misinterpreted as stimulating. Low doses of          opium derivatives and synthetics. Narcotics are
  alcohol significantly impair the judgment and        the most physically addictive illicit drugs. The
  coordination required to safely operate a            first or second administration of narcotics
  motor vehicle. Moderate to high doses cause          results in a tremendous euphoric feeling that
  marked impairments in higher mental functions        cannot be repeated due to the rapid
  and alter a person’s ability to learn and            development of tolerance to the drug. This
  remember information. Very high doses can            leaves the user with high cravings and low
  cause respiratory depression and death. About        benefits from continued drug use. The user
  one in 10 people will find it difficult to control   must continue ingesting the drug in order not
  consumption, will have continuing problems           to develop withdrawal symptoms. A major
  associated with alcohol use and will develop         physical risk associated with the use of
  the disease of alcoholism. Even those who do         narcotics is sudden death resulting from
  not eventually develop alcoholism can                respiratory arrest. Other risks include infection
  experience and/or cause considerable harm to         due to IV drug use. Psychologically, cravings for
  themselves, others, and the community.               narcotics can be severe.
  Individuals with a family history of chemical
  dependency face a higher chance of                   Phencyclidine/Ketamine
  developing alcoholism or other forms of drug         These drugs form a distinct category of their
  addiction. Women who drink alcohol during            own because the effects produced are unlike
  pregnancy may give birth to infants with fetal       any other drugs. Ketamine (“Special K”) and

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Phencyclidine (PCP) act similarly to a                performing even the most mundane tasks, and
     hallucinogen, in some respects. In other              serious accidents can result. Long-term effects
     respects, they act similarly to that of a central     can include brain damage, poor concentration
     nervous system (CNS) stimulant as well as a           and memory loss.
     CNS depressant. Among their side effects are          Cannabis
     delirium, visual disturbances, hallucinations and     Drugs in this classification include marijuana,
     severe violence. Some evidence of long-term           tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), hashish and
     memory disorders and psychological                    hashish oil. Physical risks of marijuana use
     disturbances resembling schizophrenia also has        include damage to the lungs, chromosomes
     been linked to the use of these drugs.                and reproductive system. The most severe
     Hallucinogens                                         consequences of cannabis use affect brain
     Drugs in this classification include LSD (acid),      functioning. Chronic marijuana use can result in
     mescaline (peyote), mushrooms (psilocybin),           changes in perception, motor activity,
     amphetamine variants (ecstasy), and other             sensation, emotional response, motivation,
     hallucinogens. The greatest short-term risk           memory and states of awareness.
     associated with ecstasy is dehydration and            Depressants
     overheating. Additionally, consequences that          Drugs in this classification include Rohypnol
     ecstasy may have on the brain include                 and other barbiturates, benzodiazepines,
     depression, anxiety and effects on the brain’s        Xanax, valium, GIIB and other depressants
     ability to think and store memories. The greatest     including alcohol. Depressants produce rapid
     risk associated with LSD use is a “bad trip,”         tolerance. Severe withdrawal, including
     which can occur at any time, even with                seizures and death, can occur if depressant use
     individuals who have used the drug many times.        is immediately stopped. Depressants also can
     A bad trip is a psychological reaction to the         cause sudden death by respiratory arrest or by
     ingestion of LSD and is primarily based upon the      stroke resulting from a marked increase in
     user’s mindset and environment at the time of         blood pressure. Mixing alcohol with other
     administration. A bad trip can result in extreme      depressants can be lethal.
     paranoia, panic attacks and a loss of self-control.
     The most extreme outcome of a bad trip can be
     permanent psychosis or even death.
     Nicotine is the powerfully addictive substance
     in tobacco that can “hook” a user in as few as
     three cigarettes. Short-term health effects
     related to smoking can include wheezing,
     coughing, frequent colds, and decreased
     senses of smell and taste. Smoking can also
     trigger asthma symptoms. Long-term health
     effects can include chronic bronchitis, lung
     cancer, or cancer of the mouth, throat, bladder,
     pancreas or kidney.
     Inhalants include a wide variety of breathable
     chemicals that produce mind-altering results.
     The three major subcategories of inhalants
     include volatile solvents, aerosols and
     anesthetics. The most commonly abused
     inhalants are gas, glue, paint and nitrous oxide
     (including whippets). A major physical
     consequence in inhalant use is sudden death
     occurring from heart beat irregularities.
     Inhalants produce an inebriation effect with
     associated bizarre thoughts, dizziness,
     numbness and a lack of coordination. The
     intoxicated person will have problems

III. Getting Help                                        Eastern Shore Psychological Services
                                                             Counseling & Psychiatry
   a. The University provides resources to educate,          Dr. Lawrence Pecor (Medical Director)
      prevent and address alcohol, tobacco, and              Dr. Obais Khalid
      other drug use and abuse. Resources,                   1113 Healthway Drive
      including awareness information, counseling            Salisbury, MD 21804
      services and referral services are available to        410-334-6961
      faculty, staff and students. A list of community   Dr. Jay Harkhani
      resources is available to students and all             1300 South Division St.
      employees through the following offices:               Salisbury, MD 21804
      Human Resources -                                      410-219-9095       Lower Shore Clinic
         administration-and-finance-                         Dr. Leynes Batista
         offices/human-resources/index.aspx                  Dr. Shashikala Pathy
      Student Health Services -                              505 East Main St.           Salisbury, MD 21804
         student-affairs/student-health-                     410-341-3420
         services/index.aspx                             Pine Bluff Counseling
      Student Counseling Center -                            1506 S. Salisbury Blvd. Suite 6           Salisbury, MD 21801
         student-affairs/counseling-                         410-677-0466
         center/index.aspx                               Dr. Harley Smoot
                                                             Children: William Cerrateo
   b. The University provides resources and referral         Adults: Ingrid Orinda
       services for students, faculty and staff              100 E. Carroll St.
       confronted with a problem of drug and/or              Salisbury, MD 21801
       alcohol abuse as part of our substance abuse          410-543-7119
       awareness program. Students may obtain                Fax: 410-677-6675Dr. Talmadge Reeves
       information or referrals from:                        233 W. Main St.
      i. Area Drug and Alcohol Abuse Services:               Salisbury, MD 21801
      Delmarva Family Resources
          805 N. Salisbury Blvd.                         Dr. Mark Walsh
          Salisbury, MD 21801                                106 Milford St.
          410-334-6687                                       Salisbury, MD 21804
      Peninsula Regional Medical Center
          100 East Carroll St.                           Dr. Justin Wade, M.D.
          Salisbury, MD 21801                                19 Bay Street, Suite 2
                                                             Easton, MD 21601
      Resource Recovery Center                               410-693-8208
          726 South Salisbury Blvd.                          Fax:-410-690-8188
          Salisbury, MD 21804
          410-749-9482                                   ii.For regular employees and their families,
                                                             the University provides an Employee
      Atlantic Recovery                                      Assistance Program (EAP) that offers a
          108 Christensen Ln.                                comprehensive set of support services
          Salisbury, MD 21804                                and resources paid for by the University.
          443-944-9896                                       The services are confidential and available
      Chesapeake Treatment Services                          24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365
          1322 Belmont Ave, #201                             days per year. Contact the Office of
          Salisbury, MD 21804                                Human Resources at 410-543-6035.
      Hudson Health Services
          1505 Emerson Ave.
          Salisbury, MD 21801

IV. Standards of Conduct                                 VI. Sanctions
        The unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution,           Employees
        dispensation, possession or use of illegal drugs        As required by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of
        or controlled substances, and the unauthorized          1988, and as a condition of employment,
        use or abuse (e.g., being intoxicated) of alcohol       employees must abide by the terms of
        by anyone on University property (including any         University procedures and notify the Human
        facilities leased or used by the University) or in      Resources Office in writing, of any criminal drug
        University vehicles is prohibited. The use of           statute conviction no later than five calendar
        alcohol by anyone under 21 years of age or the          days after such conviction. Lack of compliance
        abuse of alcohol by anyone at any University            with these requirements may subject the
        sponsored or supervised activity off campus is          employee disciplinary action up to and
        also prohibited. The University reserves the            including immediate termination in accordance
        right to refuse any advertising or promotional          with USM Policy VII-1.15 (Criminal Background
        activities that focus on the consumption of             Checks for Faculty and Staff).
        alcoholic beverages, tobacco or drugs that                Upon receipt of notification of a conviction,
        might encourage use or abuse.                           the University will take the following actions as
          Salisbury University’s interest in identifying        required by law: 1) notify federal agencies, as
        violators of law and of University policy is not        appropriate, of such convictions within 10
        intended to be punitive, but rather to establish        calendar days, and 2) take appropriate
        clear limits of conduct for members of the              personnel action against the employee, up to
        campus community. The program is designed to            and including termination; and/or 3) require the
        encourage those persons habituated to drugs             employee to participate satisfactorily in a drug
        and/or alcohol to seek rehabilitation.                  abuse assistance or rehabilitation program
        Conscientious efforts to seek such help will not        approved for such purposes by a federal, state
        jeopardize a student’s academic standing or             or local health, law enforcement or other
        employee’s job, and all information related to          appropriate agency.
        such efforts will be confidential. However, efforts       Sanctions for employees may include
        to obtain assistance will not preclude other            coaching and counseling, reprimand,
        disciplinary action for any of the usual reasons        suspension with or without pay, or discharge
        including policy violation or unacceptable job          from employment. The University may also
        performance. Students or employees seeking or           require the completion of an appropriate
        receiving assistance are subject to all University      rehabilitation program.
        policies and procedures.
     V. Reporting Violations                                    Any student member of the University
        Anyone who witnesses or has knowledge of                community who violates this standard of
        violations of any Alcohol, Tobacco, or Other            conduct will be subject to disciplinary
        Drug Use and Awareness policies occurring on            proceedings by the University. Depending
        University premises or at a University-                 upon the severity of the offense, the University
        sponsored activity should contact University            will impose one or more of the following
        Police at 410-543-6222 or activate any of the           disciplinary sanctions as may be appropriate:
        University emergency blue light phones.                   Sanctions for students may include
                                                                reprimand, warning, or dismissal from the
                                                                institution. A complete list of disciplinary
                                                                penalties for students is included in the Code
                                                                of Community Standards.

VII.Local, State and Federal Law Descriptions                (4) It is also illegal in most situations to furnish
   Related to Alcohol and Other Drug Use                         alcohol to a person under 21. (Md. Code
   Students and employees at Salisbury University                Criminal Art. Section 10- 113)
   are subject to federal, state and local laws for
   the possession and distribution of illegal drugs.         (5) The penalty is a fine of up to $500 for a first
   Federal law states that it is unlawful to possess             offense, and up to $1,000 for repeat offenses.
   controlled substances including marijuana,                    (Md. Code Criminal Art. Section 10-117). In
   cocaine, LSD, PCP, heroin, designer drugs, etc.               addition, state law dictates that it is illegal to
                                                                 possess alcohol in an open container in any
   (1) If the substance is cocaine, or contains a                parking lot of any shopping center or retail
       cocaine base, the penalty for simple                      store unless given permission by the owner.
       possession is a fine and/or imprisonment from             The penalty is a fine of up to $100.
       five to 20 years. (Federal Law 21
       USCA/sections 841 and 844 to 845a (1990)              (6) It is also illegal to consume alcohol on any
                                                                 public property or highway unless authorized
      a. In February 2000, a law was enacted to                  by the governmental entity that has jurisdiction
          categorize gamma hydroxybutyrate                       over the property, with penalties including a
          (GHB), also known as a “date rape” drug,               fine of up to $100. (Md. Ann. Code Art. 2B,
          as an illegal drug. This means that anyone             Section 19-204)
          possessing, manufacturing or distributing
          GHB may face up to a 20-year penalty.
                                                             (7) Students and employees are also subject to
      b. For other illegal drugs, the penalty for                state and local laws governing drinking and
          simple possession is a fine of at least                driving. A person may not drive or attempt to
          $1,000 and/or imprisonment up to three                 drive while impaired or under the influence of
          years. The penalties increase if the                   alcohol. (Md. Ann. Code Art. 2B, Section 19-
          possession includes intent to                          204)
          manufacture, distribute or dispense a
          controlled substance, especially if done           (8) Individuals under 21 with a blood alcohol level
          near a public or private elementary,                   (BAL) of only .02 (approximately 1 drink) will be
          vocational or secondary school or a public             charged with a violation of restricted license
          or private college or university.                      and result in suspended license until the age
          Additionally, any person who violates this             of 21. (Md. Code Transportation Art. Sections
          law shall be liable for an amount up to                21- 902)
          $10,000 in civil penalties.
      c. In addition to federal laws, the State of           (9) Any individual with a BAL of 0.08 will be
          Maryland has its own laws dealing with                 presumed to be driving under the influence of
          distribution, manufacturing and                        alcohol. An individual with a BAL of .08 or
          possession of controlled substances. For               more shall be determined to be under the
          instance, any person who unlawfully                    influence of alcohol per se. (Md. Code
          manufactures or distributes a narcotic                 Transportation Art. Sections 16-113(b))
          drug may be fined up to $25,000 and may
          be imprisoned for up to 20 years for a first       (10) Any of these violations will result in fines,
          offense.                                              imprisonment, or both. It is also unlawful to
                                                                drive while impaired by any Controlled
   (2) Students and employees at the University are             Dangerous Substance whether or not it is illicit
       subject to state and local laws for drinking and         (prescribed or unlawfully obtained). (Md. Ann.
       obtaining alcohol. It is illegal in the State of         Code Transportation Art. Sections 21-902)
       Maryland for any person under 21 to drink
       alcohol. (Md. Code Criminal Art. Section 5-608)       (11) A person can still be charged with these
                                                                violations even though they possess a driver’s
   (3) It is also illegal for a person under 21 to falsify      license from another state. (Md. Code
       or misrepresent his or her age to obtain                 Transportation Art. Sections 21-902 (c) and (d))
       alcohol, or possess alcoholic beverages with
       the intent to consume them. (Md. Code
       Criminal Art. Section 10-114)

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  B                       Biennial Review of Alcohol,
                          Tobacco and Other Drug
                          Programs 2017-19

     Drug-Free Schools &                                         Office of General Counsel. The review consists of
                                                                 three parts:
     Communities Act Biennial
     Review                                                         A. Documentation and evaluation of the
     Review Period: August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2018                     University’s compliance with the Act’s
                                                                       requirement that a written statement be sent
     I. Introduction                                                   annually to each employee and student;
     As part of the federal compliance requirements for
     the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act                      B. Documentation and evaluation of the
     Amendments of 1989 (the “Act”), each institution of               effectiveness of drug and alcohol prevention
     higher education must conduct a biennial review of                programs; and
     its Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD)
     programs. Although the review is required by law               C. Documentation and evaluation of the
     and institutions must retain it in their files, it is not         enforcement of disciplinary sanctions imposed
     reported to any federal or state agency unless                    on students and employees. The Act requires
     requested. The review has two objectives:                         that similarly situated offenders be treated in a
                                                                       similar manner.
        A. To determine the effectiveness of, and to
           implement any needed changes to, the ATOD             III. Annual distribution of written ATOD
           program; and                                               statement
                                                                 Through the Office of the Vice President for Student
        B. To ensure that campuses enforce the                   Affairs, the University annually distributes to all
           disciplinary sanctions for violating standards of     students the University’s substance abuse policies
           conduct consistently.                                 via the Student Code of Community Standards
                                                                 which can be found on the Student Affairs
     II. Compliance                                              webpage:
     The University’s biennial review is an evaluation of its    student-affairs/office-of-student-
     ATOD programs and policies for the August 2016              conduct/code.aspx. Additionally, any student that is
     through July 2018 time period. The ATOD program             referred to the Office of Student Conduct receives a
     review was conducted by the following offices:              hardcopy of the Student Code of Community
     Student Affairs (Dean of Students; Office of Student        Standards to assist them with the process.
     Conduct; Housing and Residence Life; Counseling             Hardcopies are always available upon request in the
     Center; Student Activities, Organizations and               Dean of Students Office.
     Leadership; and Center for Student Involvement                  Additionally, faculty and staff are provided with the
     and Leadership), the Athletics Department, the              Universities policies concerning alcohol and drugs via
     Salisbury University Police Department and the              the University’s policy page:

administration/general-counsel/policies/index.aspx.      e. Enforce a campus-wide no smoking policy
Members of the non-exempt bargaining unit are also          both in buildings and outside on campus
provided with online access to their negotiated             property.
contract that includes an ATOD policy.
                                                         f. Challenge behavior that violates the
IV. Evaluation of ATOD prevention programs                  University’s alcohol and drug policies.

   A. Description of the ATOD Program Elements           g. Establish a culture that actively supports,
                                                            educates, and empowers students to make
     Salisbury University (University) is dedicated         healthy choices about alcohol and drug
   to a university-wide concerted effort of having          consumption.
   a variety of departments and individuals
   address alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues        h. Except all incoming students to complete an
   on campus. Although many efforts are initiated           online ATOD education program provided by
   by the Office of Student Affairs, other                  the University.
   departments and organizations at the
   University address issues of alcohol, tobacco         2. ATOD Programs
   and other drug as well through programs and              a. Office of Student Affairs
   initiatives that are on-going and continually              1. Orientation 2016 and 2017: “It is My
   reviewed for effectiveness. Department                        Place” theatre group presented on
   program is listed below, under ATOD                           bystander intervention surrounding
   programs.                                                     issues of alcohol, drugs and sexual
   B. Statement of ATOD goals, list of programs and
      discussion of goal achievement                          2. Orientation Spring 2017 and 2018:
                                                                 Office of Institutional Equity, Dean of
     The University is committed to ensuring that                Students, University Police, State’s
   its students, staff and faculty are aware of the              Attorney’s Office talked with students
   dangers of abuse of alcohol and other drugs,                  on laws and behavioral expectations
   having appropriate information and resources                  around alcohol, drugs, consent and
   to curb such abuse, and that violators of                     medical amnesty.
   University policies are subjected to appropriate           3. Orientation June/January 2016-2018:
   enforcement.                                                  “Campus Expectations” presentation
                                                                 where the Dean of Students Office
   1. Program Goals                                              presents on the University Promise,
   General program goals include the following                   civility and the behavioral expectations
   and are sponsored by the campus offices, and                  of all students, including policies
   departments listed under ATOD programs.                       regarding drugs and alcohol.

   a. Continue to promote collaboration between
                                                            b. Dean of Students Office
      University departments, the local community,
      and to utilize statewide and national                The Dean of Students Office uses the Think
      organizations to increase awareness of             About It program, which is an interactive online
      substance abuse issues.                            course mandatory for all incoming University
                                                         students. This course helps prepare students
   b. Increase awareness of University substance         for issues they may confront at college. It
      abuse related programs through updated             covers important topics such as healthy
      University webpages, social media and              relationships, sex in college, partying smart,
      educational brochures.                             sexual violence, high-risk situations, stalking,
                                                         supporting survivors of sexual violence and
   c. Work with local authorities to discuss high risk   more. Adult learners (over the age of 25) and
      behavior and events involving University           graduate students receive versions of the
      students.                                          courses designed specifically to meet their
                                                         needs. Training numbers for the Think About It
   d. Work with the Director of Athletics to increase    program are attached as Appendix C.
      awareness of substance abuse issues among            In addition to the prevention course, the
      student-athletes.                                  University implemented the Think About It

sanction courses, which provides focused            student housing population, SUPD assists the
     lessons designed to refresh students on crucial     Salisbury Police Department, Wicomico County
     information from the initial Think About It         Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police in
     program. These are 30- minute sanction              their respective response to University student
     courses tailored to reach students who have         violations that occur in these areas. Through a
     been found to have drug and alcohol                 mutual aid agreement with each agency, SUPD
     violations. Think About It: Alcohol helps           ensures responsiveness on the part of the
     students navigate and avoid the dangers of          University. Criminal and/or incident reports
     drinking by reviewing tips for partying safely      completed by allied agencies are forwarded to
     and addresses common misconceptions about           the Office of Student Affairs for the purpose of
     alcohol in college. Think About It: Drugs           determining violations of the Student Code of
     challenges students to reflect on why they use      Community Standards.
     drugs, and whether the underlying causes of           Additionally, an SUPD representative serves
     their drug use is due to stress, depression, or     as a member of the Wicomico County Opioid
     chronic pain. The program then challenges           Task Force which addresses prevention,
     students to address these real issues by making     treatment and enforcement in efforts to
     safer, healthier alternatives to narcotics.         combat the opioid epidemic in the county. In
                                                         addition to enforcement efforts through
                                                         citations or arrests, officers work diligently, on
        c. Office of Student Conduct                     an on-going basis, to provide education and
       The Code of Community Standards promotes          awareness for students on the dangers of drug
     the concept of students taking ownership of         and alcohol use.
     their community and taking responsibility for
     their behavior. One element of the University’s
     Code of Community Standards includes                    f. Student Wellness Program
     student expectations related to alcohol and           The Center for Student Involvement and
     drugs. When a student exhibits behaviors that       Leadership coordinates a health and wellness
     indicate he or she is under the influence of        program specifically designed for college
     alcohol or drugs, University police or staff will   students called the Student Wellness Program.
     report actions. Thereafter the Dean of Students     Its mission is to help students live healthy
     Office handles all student conduct referrals and    balanced lifestyles that incorporate the positive
     sanctions. A summary of all alcohol and drug        attitudes and productive behaviors related to
     related Code of Community Standards                 our eight dimensions of wellness. The eight
     violations is attached in Appendix A. A             dimensions within the program are:
     guideline for conduct sanctioning is attached in    Occupational, Emotional, Physical,
     Appendix B.                                         Social/Interpersonal, Intellectual, Spiritual,
                                                         Financial and Environmental. The Committee
                                                         meets regularly to develop programming,
        d. Counseling Center                             outreach and education for students.
       The Counseling Center provides assessment,        Representatives on the Student Wellness
     individual and group counseling, as well as         Committee include professionals from Housing
     referral services for more intensive treatment      and Residence Life, Student Health Services,
     for students with ATOD related matters. The         Career Services, the Center for Student
     Counseling Center also provides mandated            Achievement, the Office of Student Conduct,
     assessments of students for the Office of           Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Center for
     Student Conduct for alcohol and other drug          Student Involvement and Leadership, the
     related situations and for the Athletics            Disability Resource Center, and the Office of
     Department for students with positive drug          Student Affairs Case Manager.
     tests. Services are confidential and there are no     Related to the eight dimensions, the Student
     fees for services.                                  Wellness Committee also focuses their efforts
                                                         on ATOD educational programming (as a part
        e. University Police Department                  of their Physical dimension) with specific goals
       The University Police Department (SUPD)           geared towards educating students and their
     works cooperatively with the Office of Student      families about the risks of turning 21 and
     Affairs as well as allied police agencies to        alcohol consumption. The Student Wellness
     address concerns associated with drug and           Committee is also partnering with Wicomico
     alcohol use. As there is a large off-campus         County on their Wicomico Goes Purple (held

annually in September) campaign to raise                     sororities need to hold socials that
awareness about opioid overdose awareness                    prevent risk to themselves and others.
and prevention efforts.
 Student Wellness Programing has included:
                                                          h. Office of Housing and Residence Life
    1. The Great American Smoke Out – a                  Housing and Residence Life staff hold
       program through the American Cancer            programs throughout the year for students
       Society to invite students on a journey        living in University housing. While the programs
       toward a smoke-free life.                      are on a large variety of topics that are
    2. Think Before you Drink –a program              important for students, some of them focus
       about educating students on the effects        specifically on alcohol and drugs. Some of
       of alcohol abuse.                              these programs highlight the dangers
    3. Arrive Alive Tour – is a program about         associated with alcohol and drug use, and
       texting while driving drunk and the            others focus on how to stay safe. Housing and
       program brings a drunk driving                 Residence Life also partners with different
       simulator on campus.                           campus departments/offices to hold programs
                                                      in order to reach out to students. Below is the
                                                      list of programs for the last two years:
   g. Center for Student Involvement and                 2016-2017 programs offered for students
      Leadership                                      living in on-campus housing:
  In addition to coordinating the Student                   1. Monster Mocktail Party: Social event
Wellness Committee, the Center for Student                     held in the residence halls during
Involvement and Leadership focuses on                          Halloween where students were shown
educating the University’s fraternity and sorority             how to make mocktails and have fun
population on the dangers of alcohol abuse                     without alcohol.
and drug consumption. In that regard some
programming has included:                                   2. How you look when you’re drunk:
                                                               Outside agency was brought in that had
      1. Every year the Office of Fraternity and               mirrors with special effects, helping to
         Sorority Life goes over the expectations              show students what they would look like
         surrounding new member recruitment                    when drunk and discussed the effects of
         and specifically discusses alcohol use                alcohol.
         and expectations. This conversation is
         directed to current members                        3. Sip n Paint: An alternative program
         (sophomores, juniors and seniors).                    activity where students are invited to
                                                               paint a portrait and have non-alcoholic
      2. Monthly meetings are held for all active              cocktails. Again, showing students how
         students in fraternity/sorority                       to have fun without alcohol.
         community. While organizational
         business is covered, the primary focus             4. Spring Breakers: Program offered to
         of the meeting includes educational                   prepare students to make safe decisions
         topics such as ATOD related issues. In                surrounding alcohol and drug use when
         that regard speakers are often brought                going away for spring break.
         in to speak, such as, Beth Ohlsson, the            5. Message in a Bottle: Program presented
         Director for the Recovery Resource                    to discuss the impact of drinking and
         Center (for individuals recovering from               how to understand limits,
         addictions). When she came, she                       measurements of alcohol, and
         discussed what addictions look like,                  differences between hard liquor, wine
         how to tell if someone needs support,                 and beer.
         how to get them support, and how to                6. Coffee with a Cop: This was a new
         ensure they are not creating                          program in conjunction with the
         environments that can prevent                         University police department. It was an
         individuals from getting assistance.                  open forum where students could meet
      3. In spring 2017, Sara Lowery gave                      some of the officers. They were able to
         training on alcohol and hazing to the                 ask them any questions they wanted.
         University’s fraternities and sororities.             Some of those questions pertained to
         She discussed the event at Penn State,                alcohol and drugs.
         the Piazzi’s, and how our fraternities and

2017-2018 programs offered for students             2016-2017 Training for Housing and
     living in on-campus housing:                          Residence Life Staff:
           1. Arrive Alive: Focused on the dangers of           1. Bystander Intervention Training: Staff
              drinking and driving. They also                      were taught how to identify a student in
              discussed both the personal and                      need and to get them assistance or
              financial impact that it could cost                  remove them from potentially
              students.                                            dangerous situations. They were also
           2. Pool Tournament: Residents played                    taught on how to train the residential
              pool together. Unbeknownst to them,                  students on how to step in to support a
              there were stickers on the bottom of                 fellow student.
              unattended non-alcoholic drinks. They             2. Emergency Response Training, and
              then had a conversation about the                    Policies and Procedures Training: Staff
              dangers of leaving your drink                        covered material related through a
              unattended, or taking already opened                 number of courses, including how to
              or prepared drinks from someone.                     identify the smell of marijuana, helping
           3. Get Lit in the Lobby: Educated students              an intoxicated student, how to respond
              about safe drinking. Some of the topics              to alcohol and/or drug situations,
              included the importance of staying with              emergency response protocol, how to
              friends, pouring your own drink as well              talk to students about alcohol and/or
              as using Saferide or a cab.                          drug use, expectations regarding their
        Housing and Residence Life staff do extensive              use of alcohol or drugs in their position.
     training with staff on topics related to alcohol           3. Behind Closed Doors: This is a session
     and drugs. These training sessions happen                     where staff are taken through real-life
     every August before the semester starts. They                 scenarios they may come in contact with
     include our Resident Assistants (undergraduate                and how to respond. Those sessions
     students), Resident Directors (graduate                       include responding to issues regarding
     students) and Area Directors (full time masters-              alcohol, smoking, drugs and
     level staff). Each year, they try to build upon the           relationship issues. During these
     trainings of previous years to address some of                sessions, RAs act out scenarios and new
     the different issues seen from prior years. They              staff have to address them.
     cover many topics related to alcohol and               2017-2018 Training for Housing and
     drugs. They include addressing underage                Residence Life Staff:
     drinking, overconsumption, large parties,              The same trainings listed for 2016-2017 were
     drugs, by-stander intervention, possible mental        offered in 2017-2018. In addition, the
     health issues from alcohol and drug use, and           following programs were also held:
     signs of possible alcohol poisoning or drug                1. Mental Health First Aid Training: This
     overdoses.                                                    training included how to respond to
        Staff are also trained in how to respond to                mental health issues in the residence
     support students if they may have ingested too                halls. This included quick responses for
     much alcohol or are having a bad reaction to                  situations that deal with alcohol and/or
     drugs. If a student has been transported to the               drugs.
     hospital staff learn how to get help, and are
     trained on how to follow up with that student              2. Training on Alcohol and Drugs with
     once they are back. The follow up also includes               University Police: University Police
     providing them with campus resources, and                     trained staff on different scenarios they
     asking if they need help connecting to any of                 have seen with our students involving
     these resources. We also occasionally hold                    alcohol and drugs, and what has
     additional trainings throughout the year if we                happened with our students. In
     notice a trend or see an issue that we had not                addition, they talked about what to look
     previously trained our staff on.                              for in student spaces to identify
                                                                   possible drugs and drug abuse.
                                                                3. First Response to Overdosing: In April
                                                                   2018, staff attended training to learn
                                                                   about Narcan, how to identify someone
                                                                   possibly overdosing on an opioid and
                                                                   what to do.

i. Athletics Department                            3. Other Campus Initiatives
2016-2018 ATOD related programing for                 a.Employee Assistance Programs
   student athletes:                                The University as an institution within the
                                                  University System of Maryland has contracted
                                                  with Inova Employee Assistance to offer a wide
 1. New Student-Athlete Orientation: Each         variety of work/life services through both
    year, the Athletics Department has a          phone-based and web-based services. All
    meeting with all new freshman and             services are private and confidential and are
    transfer student-athletes to discuss          provided at no cost. Additionally, the State of
    athletic expectations and discuss issues      Maryland has an Employee Assistance Program
    related to both alcohol and drugs.            that provides confidential and professional
    Activities include student-athlete            assessment and referral services to state
    bystander intervention training and           employees who are experiencing
    general ATOD education.                       personal/medical problems affecting their work
 2. Student Athlete Mentor Program (SAM           performance. These services are extended to
    program): Each sport selects two              employees that may have ATOD related issues.
    representatives to serve on the SAM
    committee which is a program designed            b. Saferide
    to promote responsible decision                 Thursday through Saturday nights a student-
    making in the area of overall student         run organization provides students with free,
    wellness and to increase the knowledge        safe and no-questions-asked rides within a 3-
    and awareness of ATOD issues.                 mile radius of the University campus during the
 3. NCAA Eligibility Team Meetings: At the        academic year. The program was initiated to
    beginning of each year, all team              combat drinking and driving.
    members are required to sign NCAA
    and University documentation                     c.Student Wellness Fair
    indicating that they are aware and              Held every fall semester, the fair provides
    understand the NCAA drug testing              students with resources about all aspects of the
    program and ATOD policies contained           Student Wellness’ initiatives.
    within the student-athlete handbook are
                                                     d. Case Manager
 4. ATOD policies discussed by coaches for          The Office of Student Affairs provides a Case
    each specific team: Each coach has their      Manager who provides support to any student
    own policies that can be more stringent       having a difficult time at the University. This
    that University’s Athletics Department,       person can provide on campus and off-campus
    but not less than. The coaches discuss        resources for students in which alcohol and/or
    the specific expectations and rules           other drugs has been identified as an obstacle
    regarding ATOD with their respective          to their success.
 5. Drug Testing Program: Random drug          V. Evaluation of Enforcement of Disciplinary
    testing is conducted four times per year       Sanctions Imposed
    and involves 30 student-athletes in each   The University uses software, namely Advocate, to
    testing period. The number of student-     track all student conduct violations and sanctions.
    athletes that are selected per sport is    When students are found responsible for a violation,
    based on the roster size of that sport.    they are assigned sanctions with due dates.
    The full policy can be found:              Students receive reminders regarding deadlines for      completing sanctions. If a student misses a
    ugtestingpolicy                            deadline, they will receive a reminder and then a
                                               hold is placed on their account with the University
                                               until the sanction is complete. Holds prevent a
                                               student from being able to register for courses for
                                               the next semester.

VI. Summary of ATOD Program Strengths and              B. Recommendations for Revising the ATOD
         Weaknesses                                             Program
                                                             The University would like to provide a more
       A. In conducting this review of all University      proactive approach to addressing ATOD
          ATOD programs and policies the following         issues, and where possible, would like to
          strengths and weaknesses have been               partner with parents and the local community
          identified:                                      to assist in addressing these issues. As such, we
                                                           are in the process of completing the following
       Program Strengths:                                  changes to the ATOD program:
         1.The University provided alcohol and drug            a.Join the ATOD Maryland consortium.
            policies to its students, faculty and staff.       b. Informing students and their families
         2.The University maintained records of                    during the June orientation about
            student violations of the ATOD policies                University expectations regarding alcohol,
            and implemented a sanctioning process.                 tobacco and other drugs.
         3.The University provided ATOD prevention             c.Notify parents of students under the age
            programs to its students, and made                     of 21 when they are found responsible for
            assistance programs available to its faculty           any alcohol and/or drug violation.
            and staff.                                         d. Requiring students to complete a follow-
         4.The University hired a student Case                     up to the initial Think About It program
            Manager to assist with responding to the               for students as a refresher.
            needs of students who have ATOD                    e. Continue to conduct environmental
            related issues.                                        assessments through surveys in order to
         5.The University is engaging its fraternity               have a clear understanding of the scope
            and sorority life population as well as its            of the issues our campus faces as well as
            student-athletes in making them aware of               to use the data to conduct a social norms
            the dangers of alcohol abuse and drug                  campaign.
            consumption.                                       f. Through campus collaborations, increase
         6.The University introduced the online ATOD               programming that effects student’s
            educational program Think About It by                  attitudes about ATOD.
            Campus Clarity for all new students.               g. Advance the University’s development of
         7. The Office of Housing and Residence Life               a comprehensive prevention plan to
            is conducting many ATOD training                       include wellness initiatives for the entire
            programs for its staff that interact with              University community.
            students on a daily basis                          h. To continue to train Housing and
                                                                   Residence Life staff.
       Program Weaknesses:
                                                               i. To continue to build the Housing and
         1.The University has not initiated a staff and            Residence Life Coffee with a Cop
            faculty wellness initiative.                           program series to include at least one
         2.The University only makes ATOD policies                 program in the fall and one in the spring.
            available on its policy page for
            employees.                                     C. Copies of ATOD related policies distributed to
         3.The University has not widely disseminated         students and employees Below is the
            among relevant campus departments the             language for students and employees as it
            results of the ATOD survey/environmental          relates to ATOD policies:
            assessment done by Housing and
            Residence Life. The lack of said
            dissemination of data prevents
            departments from making evidenced
            based more appropriate, student-
            centered programing.

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