June 5, 2023

Annual and Biennial DOE Alcohol and Drug Notifications March 2022

From the Office of Student Affairs:

To Members of the UMW Community:

I am writing to bring to your attention an important institutional responsibility: to maintain and communicate our established alcohol and drug policies.

The Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended by the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1994) requires that any institute of higher education receiving federal financial aid, such as the University of Mary Washington, must adopt and implement a program to prevent the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees.

Drug and alcohol prevention information is accessible on UMW’s website at https://students.umw.edu/studentconduct/.  An “Alcohol & Drug Reports & Notifications” tab can be found on the left side of the referenced website.  Students and faculty/staff are encouraged to review this information. The topics covered include:  1) Standards of conduct related to alcohol and drugs; 2) Legal sanctions; 3) Health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol; 4) Drug and alcohol counseling, treatment, rehabilitation and re-entry programs; and 5) Disciplinary sanctions. Clicking on the tab will lead to both the Annual Notification (March 2022) and a Biennial Report (March 2022). Please do not hesitate to contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs (540-654-1062) or the Office of Student Conduct and Responsibility (540-654-1660) if you have questions regarding this material.


Juliette Landphair, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs