Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

The Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations (34 CFR Part 86) of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) require Institutions of Higher Education to adopt and implement programs that prevent the abuse of alcohol and use or distribution of illicit drugs by both students and employees. This includes the following:

  • An annual notification to both students and employees that describes expectations, responsibilities, and disciplinary sanctions for alcohol and drug use at Maricopa Community Colleges.
  • A biennial review is also prepared every other year at each college to demonstrate its compliance with the requirements and the results of enforcement of alcohol and drug abuse prevention programs.

Maricopa Community Colleges expect all students and staff to comply with and uphold federal regulations about alcohol and drug abuse prevention. Adherence to these regulations ensures that our campuses provide students and staff a healthy, safe learning and working environment.

This website will provide you information about the short- and long-term effects of drugs and programs available at each of our colleges that promote Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention. Additionally, related links to other organizations are accessible as well as a copy of each institution’s biennial review as they are completed each even calendar year.