Under the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989, Sonoma State University is required to annually distribute its drug abuse and alcohol prevention program to faculty, staff and students. These requirements exist as a condition of receiving funds or any other form of financial assistance under any Federal program. The annual notification includes:
- Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit, at a minimum, the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.
- A list of applicable legal sanctions under federal, state and local laws for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol.
- A description of the health risks associated with the abuse of alcohol or use of illicit drugs.
- A list of drug and alcohol programs that are available to employees and students.
- A clear statement that the institution of higher education will impose disciplinary sanctions, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution.
The Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Programs (DAAPP) Annual Notification is distributed via University email to all students and employees once every semester, including Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. This ensures that each student and employee receives the notification as they join the campus community.
SSU’s campus community expects that all members abide by local, state and federal laws, including the Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations (DFSCR), regarding alcohol and other drugs as well as the California State University (CSU) System Policy regarding Drugs and Alcohol. The System Policies include Executive Order 1098 that describes standards of conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on University property or as part of any of University sponsored activities.
The DAAPP Annual Report is maintained by the Dean of Student (DOS), within the Division of Student Affairs at SSU.
The Dean of Students and the Associate Vice President for Human Resources shall serve as the main contacts that will have oversight responsibility of the DAAPP including, but not limited to: updates, coordination of information required in the DAAPP, and coordination of the annual notification to employees and students and the biennial review.