ERIC Number: ED047350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar-24
Reference Count: 0
The University's Response to Drug Involvement.
The author feels that the university's response to drugs should be based on contemporary philosophy of student-university relationships which emphasize the primacy of learning and student development in an atmosphere of academic and personal freedom. This response should be two-fold: (1) education, and (2) provision of help to those involved in drugs. An informal, eclectic approach to education is recommended and several suggestions offered: (1) drug information courses and/or dissemination of information to administrators, faculty, residence hall advisors, etc., (2) the informal use of low-pressure publications, and (3) cooperation with students, previously involved with drugs, who want to help. A close scrutiny of existing services and their effectiveness in responding to student needs is urged. Other areas broached include: (1) confidentiality, (2) the use of extra-university agencies, clinics, drop-ins, etc., (3) the university's role vis-a-vis current drug legislation, and (4) the appropriateness of institutional discipline. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Association of Coll. Unions-International, Ithaca, NY.; Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA.
Note: Paper presented at the Association of College Unions International in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, March 20-24, 1971