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100 - Campus

100.6 Drug-Free Campus

Date Adopted: 8/26/1988
Date Revised: 1/12/2005
References: Drug-Free Schools & Communities Act of 1989
Issuing Office: Chancellor
Approved By: Richard Storey

  1. Policy

    The University of Montana Western is committed to providing a drug-free campus. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, sale, possession, or use of a controlled substance on University-owned or controlled grounds is prohibited.

  2. Purpose

    The purpose of this policy is to comply with the Drug-Free Schools & Communities Act of 1989.

  3. Procedures

    Any faculty member, staff member, or student who violates this prohibition, or who does not cooperate with the University in its attempts to maintain a drug-free environment, will face disciplinary action up to and including expulsion or dismissal from UMW. Such persons also may be required, as a condition of continuing their relationship with the University, to enroll, at their own expense, in a substance abuse counseling and/or treatment program.

    Individuals violating any town ordinances, state criminal laws, or federal laws relating to alcohol or drug use also risk fines and imprisonment.

    If questions arise related to any of these guidelines or policies, contact the Student Life Office for the appropriate department for referral. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with resources available in the area of substance abuse, counseling, and treatment. In addition, the Campus Counseling Program is available to assist students with substance-related problems.

  4. Authority and References

    Drug-Free Schools & Communities Act of 1989

  5. Responsibility

    Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance/Student Affairs, Dean of Students, Campus Counselor