Biennial Review of Alcohol & Other Drugs Compliance

2020-2022 Biennial Review for Minnesota State University Moorhead

Drug Free Schools and Communities Act


The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 Amendments required institutions of higher education to design and implement alcohol and illicit drug programs on their campuses. As a condition of receiving funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, an institution of higher education has to 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" on campus property or as part of any campus activity. This legislation directed Universities to:

  1. To develop a written policy on alcohol and other drugs
  2. To develop a process that ensures policy distribution to all students, staff and faculty
  3. To enumerate federal, state or local sanctions for unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol
  4. To describe health risks associated with alcohol abuse or illicit drug use
  5. To describe University drug and alcohol programs available for students and employees
  6. To specify disciplinary sanctions imposed on students and employees for policy violations
  7. To conduct biennial reviews to assess the effectiveness of its alcohol and drug programs.

The law further requires an institution of higher education to review its program to:

  1. To determine its effectiveness and implement changes if they are needed, and
  2. To ensure that the sanctions developed are consistently enforced

In compliance with federal legislation, the following biennial review has been prepared.

Alcohol and Other Drug Programs: Fall 2020 thru Spring 2022 College Student Health Survey Report