Ursuline has always sent information about all active and passive alcohol and drug programming to the Dept. of Education each year. The information below (this was an email I received from a company obviously promoting a service) makes reference to needing to have written documentation in a biennial report. We are wondering if there is a specific report with guidelines that needs to be submitted every year. What have other schools submitted?
The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Part 86 mandates institutions of higher education receiving any form of federal financial assistance must adopt and implement alcohol and other drug (AOD) programs in accordance with their regulations, and must have written documentation of such action (i.e., a “biennial report”).
In brief, these mandates aim to ensure campuses meet minimum standards for AOD programming, policies, and disciplinary procedures for staff and students. Campuses must review the effectiveness of their prevention programming on a biennial basis, implement changes to improve their efforts, and ensure their disciplinary sanctions are consistently enforced.
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