The Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations (34 CFR Part 86) of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) require an institution of higher education (IHE) such as Monroe Community College (MCC) to certify that it has adopted and implemented programs to prevent the abuse of alcohol and use of or distribution of illicit drugs by MCC students and employees both on its premises and as part of any of its activities. At a minimum each institution of higher education must annually distribute the following in writing to all students and employees:
- Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.
- A description of the legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol.
- A description of any drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or re-entry programs that are available to employees or students.
- A clear statement that the institution will impose sanctions on students and employees and a description of those sanctions, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution.
The law further requires that the institution conduct a biennial review of its program with the following objectives: 1) determining the effectiveness of the policy and implementing changes to the alcohol and other drug (AOD) programs if they are needed, and 2) to ensure that the sanctions developed are enforced.
The biennial review must also include a determination as to 1) the number of drug and alcohol-related violations and fatalities occurring on the campus or as part of their activities that are reported to campus officials and 2) the number and type of sanctions the IHE imposes on students or employees as a result of such violations.
MCC acknowledges its legal obligation to conduct a biennial review for compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act to determine if the College fulfills the requirements of the aforementioned Federal regulations.
John Delate, Associate Vice President of Student Services, and Dolores Pasto-Ziobro, Institutional Compliance Officer and Internal Auditor, co-chaired the biennial review committee. The members of the review committee included the following:
- Aaron Bouyea, Director, Athletics
- Jacqueline Carson, Director, Health Services
- Jamia Danzy, Director, Housing and Residence Life
- Kimberly DeLardge, Director, Student Services Downtown Campus
- Melissa Fingar, Assistant to the President for Human Resources and Organizational Development, President’s Office
- Julianna Frisch, Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives
- Virginia Geer-Mentry, Executive Director, MCC Association, Inc.
- Amy Greer, Director, Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Peggy Harvey-Lee, Director, Community Engagement
- Darrell Jachim-Moore, Associate Vice President, Administrative Services
- Terry Keys, Associate Vice President, Academic Services
- Ryan Messenger, Assistant to the Vice President, Student Services
- Christopher Piro, Coordinator, Public Safety
- Dan Raimondo, Director, Campus Events
- Elizabeth Stewart, Director, Office of Student Life and Leadership Development
- Michael Quinn, Controller, Administrative Services
- Aubrey Zamiara, Director, Counseling Center and Disability Services
The following College departments provided information for the report:
- Academic Services
- Administrative Services
- Campus Events
- Counseling Center and Disability Services
- Health Services
- Housing and Residence Life
- Human Resources
- Institutional Research
- Institutional Compliance and Internal Audit
- Office of Student Life and Leadership Development
- Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Public Safety
- Office of Student Services
MCC’s Biennial Review Committee used the Department of Education’s Complying with the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations Guide including the Compliance Checklist and Supplemental Checklist to conduct the biennial review. The intention of this document is to meet the legal requirements of conducting a biennial review and to also summarize the programs and activities related to alcohol and drug prevention on Monroe Community College’s campuses during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years.