Internal Audit and Compliance recently notified all students, faculty and staff that UToledo’s report of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Prevention Program is posted online for review.
“To help provide a safe academic and work environment, we want to make sure everyone has information readily accessible about the detrimental health effects of drugs and alcohol,” said Elliott Nickeson, Clery Act compliance officer.
The ATOD report also contains UToledo’s standards of conduct, possible legal sanctions for alcohol and drug use, and a list of on-campus and community resources available for individuals who may need assistance with drug or alcohol addiction.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 requires institutions of higher education to review their ATOD programs and policies every two years and send notification to their constituents annually.
“We’ve decided to send notification each semester to ensure all members of our campus community — including any new students and employees — receive this information on a timely basis,” Nickeson said. “In addition to being compliant, we especially want to remind everyone to make healthy choices.
“Several recent, highly publicized occurrences across the country in which college students have been seriously injured or have died as the result of alcohol or drug misuse provide more than enough evidence that this information is crucial to safeguarding yourself, your roommates or co-workers,” he added. “I encourage everyone to take a moment to review the report. It literally could save someone’s life.”
For more information about the report or to receive it in another format, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.