Primary and Ongoing Prevention Programs
- Employees are prepared to respond to and report potential sexual misconduct
- Students understand what constitutes sexual misconduct and are encouraged to report incidents
Expanding legislation has played a strong role in heightening and accelerating campus prevention efforts. While compliance sets the standard for what schools are required to do, a commitment to best practice will help achieve the ultimate goal of creating safer, healthier campus communities. Campus prevention efforts must marry both the letter and spirit of the law, empowering faculty, staff, students, and administrators to go beyond “checking the box” to create meaningful institutional change. This page reviews the primary federal legislation related to sexual assault (Title IX and the Clery Act) and alcohol and other drug prevention (Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act)
The purpose of the Annual Security Report is to:
|DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAMS (DAAPP)|
|IHEs receiving federal funds or assistance must develop and implement a program to prevent employees' and students' unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol|
|Standards of conduct||Health risks from AOD use|
|Legal and policy sanctions||Available treatment options|
|Conduct a review of the effectiveness of the program and the consistency of sanction enforcement over the past two academic years, and identify and implement any necessary changes|
“Representations and Certifications” that the institution of higher education (IHE) has adopted and implemented a DAAPP in compliance with the DFSCA regulations (EDGAR Part 86.100, Subpart B) must be signed as part of an application to receive federal funds or financial assistance. If an IHE fails to comply, the U.S. Department of Education may terminate all federal assistance and require repayment of funds received while the IHE was out of compliance.
There is no prescribed method for delivering the required information, which depends on the campus environment, available resources, and creativity. At a minimum, the drug and alcohol abuse prevention program (DAAPP) must be delivered to all students, faculty, and staff on an annual basis, making sure that students who enroll or employees who are hired at times throughout the year (e.g., summer-term students, adjunct and visiting professors) receive the following information:
Every other year, an institution of higher education (IHE) must prepare a report with the supporting materials that measure the effectiveness of its drug and alcohol abuse prevention program (DAAPP) and ensure that disciplinary sanctions for conduct violations involving drugs and alcohol are being consistently applied.