Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Information

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) of 1989 - also known as the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act - requires institutions of higher education to  establish drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs for students and employees.  Students and employees must receive materials annually that contain information on the five points below.

  • Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit, at a minimum, the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees
  • A description of the applicable legal sanctions under federal, state, or local law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol
  • A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol
  • A list of drug and alcohol programs (counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, and re-entry) that are available to employees and students
  • A clear statement of the disciplinary sanctions students and employees may face for violations of standards of conduct relating to drugs and alcohol.

Students, faculty, and staff may request information about the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act by contacting the Office of the Dean of Students at 843.953.5522 and the Counseling Center at 843.953.5640.

Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Information available through the College of Charleston

In partnership with MUSC Youth Collaborative, the College of Charleston invites students who are curious to learn more about alcohol, cannabis, or e-cigarette use to check out the free resources and supports available to all students at MUSC Youth Collaborative or text YOUTH to 44332 for confidential information, treatment support, and paid research opportunities.