Drug Free Schools and Community Act Statement


DePaul University complies with the requirements of the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act. DePaul has policies and procedures to prevent the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. This includes the Alcohol policy, the Illegal Use or Possession of Drugs or Controlled Substances policy, and the Drug Free Workplace and Legal Drinking Age Compliance policy.

DePaul distributes an annual notification to all students and employees that includes standards of conduct, sanctions under law and University policy, a description of the health risks association with alcohol and drug use, and a description of treatment programs. The University reviews its compliance on a biennial basis to determine its effectiveness and to ensure that the standards of conduct and conduct sanctions have been consistently enforced. This review is documented in a report.

Any DePaul student who has a drug or alcohol related problem may call upon the University for assistance. Please contact the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness for more information. The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness can provide a confidential referral to a drug or alcohol treatment program.

Information on the effects of drugs and alcohol is available through the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness, University Counseling Services, the Ray Meyer Fitness Center and Sage Medical/DePaul Health Services​.