Drug Free Policy


The following information is provided in response to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), which require that the university show that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees. The university must certify that it is in compliance with this law in order to receive any Federal funds. The law requires, in part, the annual distribution of the following descriptive statements to each university student and employee. There is no distinction between full-time and part-time or permanent and temporary students and employees.


The unlawful possession, use, consumption or distribution of drugs and/or alcohol by students or employees on university property or as a part of any university activity is prohibited. Violators will be prosecuted in accordance with applicable laws and ordinances and will be subject as well to disciplinary actions by the university, in conformance with the Miami University Information and Policy Manual (PDF 1.1MB) and/or sections 2.1.E, 2.1.F, 2.2.E, and 4.4 of The Student Handbook (PDF). Sanctions for violations may include suspension, and/or termination/dismissal, as well as compulsory attendance at drug/alcohol education programs or other appropriate disciplinary measures.