Drug Free Schools and Communities Act

The provisions of the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 require Amherst College, as a recipient of federal financial aid and grants and contracts, to adopt and implement programs to prevent the use, possession, or distribution of illicit drugs and unlawful use of alcohol by employees and students.  An annual communication piece is required to reemphasize the provisions of the Act and reiterate the College policies regarding maintaining a drug-free workplace. In keeping with the requirements of this amendment, we review our alcohol and other drug policies, programs, and