Student Handbook


The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (20 U.S.C. Section 1011i; 34 C.F.R. Section 86.1 et seq.) requires institutions receiving federal financial assistance to establish drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs for students and employees. As a condition of receiving any federal funds or any other form of financial assistance under any Federal program, Xavier must certify that it has adopted and implemented a program that includes annually providing to all students and employees (regardless of full-time, part-time, temporary or permanent status) materials that contain standards of conduct, a description of the various laws that apply in that jurisdiction regarding alcohol and drugs, a description of the various health risks of drug and alcohol abuse, a description of counseling and treatment programs that are available, and a statement on the sanctions Xavier will impose for a violation of the standards of conduct. This program must be reviewed biennially to determine its effectiveness and implement changes to the program if they are needed, and to ensure that conduct sanctions are consistently enforced.