Drug-Free School & Work Place Notice

Pursuant to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the University of Missouri is required to establish a drug and alcohol prevention program for its students and employees. Below is a description of the University of Missouri’s program. A biennial review of this program will be done to determine its effectiveness, to implement changes to the program if they are needed, and to ensure that the University’s disciplinary sanctions described within are consistently enforced.

Each employee engaging in the performance of work supported by a federal grant or contract, as a condition of employment, must notify the University of any criminal drug statue conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five days after each conviction. The University must notify the contracting party within 10 days after receiving notice from the employee or otherwise receiving actual notice of such conviction. 

Standards of Conduct

University of Missouri regulations prohibit the unlawful possession, use, distribution and sale of alcohol and illicit drugs by University students and employees on University-owned or controlled property and at University-sponsored or supervised activities.

University Discipline

Violation of these University of Missouri regulations can result in disciplinary action up to and including expulsion for students and discharge for employees.

Legal Sanctions

Local, state and federal laws also prohibit the unlawful possession, use, distribution and sale of alcohol and illicit drugs. Criminal penalties for violation of such laws range from fines up to $20,000 to imprisonment for terms up to and including life.

Health Risks

Specific serious health risks are associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol. Some of the major risks are listed below. For more information, contact the Wellness Resource Center at 573-882-4634 .

Selected drugs and their effects

Alcohol and Other Depressants