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Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

A Message from President Darryll J. Pines

By Darryll J. Pines

Dear University of Maryland Community Member,

Here at the University of Maryland we prioritize the health and safety of our community and give our students, staff and faculty the resources they need to be part of that joint commitment.

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, Public Law 101-226, requires that as a condition of receiving financial assistance under any federal program, all institutions of higher education must implement programs to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. The University of Maryland has such programs in place.

The Alcohol and Other Drug Policy and Resource Guide describes the University's policies and programs and contains information to be distributed to all students and employees annually under the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and under the Maryland Higher Education Commission's Policies Concerning Drug and Alcohol Abuse Control.

All students and employees must be aware of the information contained in this document and understand that the University is seriously committed to maintaining a drug-free campus. Please read the document carefully. If there are any questions, please call the Health Promotion and Wellness Services unit at 301.314.8128.

Thank you for your commitment to keeping our campus community safe.


Signature of President Darryll Pines

Darryll J. Pines
President, University of Maryland, College Park