Policy Title: Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program (DAPP)

Responsible Office: Student Development
Policy Officer: VP for Student Development

Approved By: VP/Provost

Approved Date: 7/1/2017

Effective Date: 7/1/2017

Category: Student


Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program (DAPP)


Saint Francis University, in compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (amends the Higher Education Act)20 U.S.C. § 1011i; 34 C.F.R. § 86.1 et seq.; 55 Fed. Reg. 33,580 (Aug. 16, 1990), annually informs the university community of the resources available through the University Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program.

The Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program at Saint Francis University applies to all students taking courses for academic credit at Saint Francis University including students enrolled at the Saint Francis University campus in Ambialet, France. Academic programs occurring at campuses other than the Loretto, Pennsylvania Campus are also included. The content of the program also applies to employees of the university. This program applies to all on-campus and off-campus activities, including field trips, student-sponsored social activities, or professional meetings attended by employees that are sponsored by Saint Francis University. To comply with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 and subsequent amendments, students and employees of University are informed that strictly enforced policies are in place which prohibits the unlawful possession, use or distribution of any illicit drugs, including alcohol, on University property or as part of any University-sponsored activity. Students and employees are also subject to all applicable legal sanctions under local, state, and federal laws for any offenses involving illicit drugs on University property or at University-sponsored activities. The University affirms that illegal drug use is unlawful and harmful.

The use of illegal drugs and alcohol abuse by students and employees could result in cognitive deficits, loss of productivity and other health risks. These risks include an increased risk of accidents which may result in death or permanent injury. Free educational information on alcohol and other drug misuse is available for the university community through the Alcohol and Drug Education Center located at 116 Padua Hall or University Health Service located in DiSepio Center. Free confidential counseling for alcohol and other drug abuse issues is available to students through the University Counseling Services located in Saint Francis Hall.

The University sponsors educational programming for alcohol and other drug abuse issues through the Alcohol and Drug Education Center, the Office of Residence Life and the Office of Student Engagement. Other referral resources may include assessment, individual counseling, educational programs, materials, and referral and case management through community agencies, all of which may include a fee. The Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program at Saint Francis University includes information on Parental Notification, University Policy Statement, Safe Harbor Statement, Responsible Action Statement, Medical Transport, Pennsylvania Medical Amnesty Law, Legal Sanctions/Criminal Penalties as well as Student Conduct Action.

The Student Handbook also contains supplemental information on the health effects of alcohol and drug use as well as resources for community members seeking assistance.  For more information please refer to the Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program Information or email the Alcohol and Drug Education office at 814-472-3002


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