ERIC Number: ED296665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Policies and Procedures Concerning Illegal Drug Use by Students. Higher Education Surveys Report, Survey Number 4.
Chaney, Bradford W.; Farris, Elizabeth
Procedures concerning illegal drug use by college students were investigated at 546 colleges and universities in the fall 1986 Higher Education Survey. Seventy-three percent of the institutions had a written policy on illegal drug use by students, and more than half of them established or revised their policy within the last 5 years. Three-fourths of higher education institutions do not have an explicit, written policy on the use of illegal drugs by faculty and staff. Additional findings include: 43% of the institutions with policies on student use of illegal drugs distinguish in their policies between use/possession and sale/distribution; only 10% of institutions have surveyed their students to estimate the extent of illegal drug use, although 26% plan such a survey; an estimated 55% of institutions have enforced sanctions against student illegal drug use (including counseling, suspension, expulsion, and referral to police); 43% of colleges have a drug prevention program; 10% of higher education institutions now have drug testing program; half of institutions with on-campus housing conduct student room searchers for drugs; and 14% of institutions have on-campus drug abuse treatment programs. The survey questionnaire and technical notes are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.