Metropolitan State University Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Program

Drug Free Schools and Communities Act

Employee Policies

The Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (41 U.S. Code §§701 et seq.) requires that any employer receiving Federal funding certify that it will maintain a drug-free workplace. Among other things, the act requires that this policy be published notifying employees that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession or use of controlled substances is prohibited in the workplace. It also requires that certain actions be taken if this policy is violated. In accordance with Minnesota State Law and Federal legislation, this Drug-Free Workplace Policy has been adopted and can be found online.

Student Policies

As a condition of receiving Federal funds, the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 requires Metropolitan State and other institutions of higher education throughout the country to adopt and implement a drug and alcohol prevention program. This program is implemented to prevent the unlawful possession, use and distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on institutional premises or as part of any of its activities. This notice is published pursuant to the requirement of the act. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education.

In addition to established campus policies, students are subject to all Minnesota State and Federal laws concerning the use and possession of alcohol and other drugs. Students are expected to observe the laws of the state of Minnesota or face legal prosecution.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: Parental Notification

The university reserves the right as permitted by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to notify parents/guardians if their student under 21 years of age, has been determined to have violated the university's Alcohol and Drug Policy.

Policy Section

Metropolitan State (the "university") prohibits the unlawful possession, use, manufacture, distribution or sale of any alcoholic beverage in the workplace, on the campus or at any university sponsored activities.

The illegal or unauthorized use, possession, distribution, manufacture or sale of any controlled substances or drugs is prohibited in the workplace, on the campus or at any university sponsored activities. Penalties for violation of this policy are indicated below.

Use Assessment

The assessment e-TOKE? allows students to have an understanding of their current use and how they can make healthier and safer choices.

General or Primary Contact Information

Jodee Fitzgerald

Coordinator of Healthcare and Wellness Services

Metropolitan State University

Saint Paul Campus

Founders Hall 240D

(651) 793-1552