Drug Free Schools and Campuses

The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 require that institutions of higher education provide written information regarding applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding alcohol possession and use; campus policies and standards of conduct regarding alcohol and drug use and the related sanctions; a description of health risks associated with the use of alcohol and drugs; and a description of treatment and counseling programs available on campus.

Student Affairs is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment at WMU, which includes efforts to prevent and reduce harm experienced by students and our community as a result of alcohol and other drug use (AOD). This effort has taken many forms: community-wide expectations and norms, online and in-person education, brief intervention programming, counseling and treatment services, and bystander intervention training. More details about these resources and the AOD Risk Reduction Program can be found at the Office of Health Promotion and Education.

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Biennial Review

WMU conducted a review of 2018-19 and 2019-20 for the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulation that requires institutions of higher education to conduct a biennial review of their Alcohol and Other Drug programs and policies (EDGAR Part 86.100).