ERIC Number: ED031166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
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Student Drug Use. An Informal Survey of Institutional Policies and Practices, Summer, 1967.
Bloland, Paul A.; Nowak, Daniel B.
An informal survey of colleges and universities was conducted in the Summer of 1967 to ascertain what positions they had taken with regard to the use of drugs by students. All of the institutions involved reported that they were aware of an urgent need to develop approaches for dealing with the problem, and were attempting to acquaint students with the problems involved in illegal drug use. Nine institutions had an established policy concerning the use of drugs, 10 were developing statements, and 14 did not yet have a policy. Those colleges and universities with policies had apparently assumed their positions because of the increasing use of drugs by students, community pressures, and concern for students involved in illicit drug use. Summarized, these policies state that: the university regards drug use as a serious problem and strives, through professional means, to bring the facts about drugs and their use to the attention of the campus community; students using drugs should seek aid from the Dean of Students or from the Student Health Center; the university will uphold state and federal laws with respect to drugs; and the possession, distribution, or sale of drugs could result in disciplinary action by the university. Abstracts of the 9 statements are presented, as well as a list of institutions that were either developing policies or had not yet established a position on drug use when this report was written. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles.