Drug-Free Environment

Two federal laws, the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 (P.L. 101690) and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (P.L. 101226), require institutions receiving federal financial assistance to provide a drug-free workplace, and to have a drug-free awareness program and a drug and alcohol abuse prevention program for students and employees. As a matter of policy, AIU prohibits the manufacture and unlawful possession, use, sale, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its property and at any school activity. Further information on the school’s policies can be found in the Student Handbook and on the AIU Online Virtual Campus. Any violation of these policies will result in appropriate disciplinary actions up to and including expulsion in the case of students and termination in the case of employees, even for a first offense. Violations of the law will also be referred to the appropriate law enforcement authorities. Students or employees may also be referred to abuse help centers. If such a referral is made, continued enrollment or employment will be subject to successful completion of any prescribed counseling or treatment program. Information on the school’s drug-free awareness program and drug and alcohol abuse prevention program may be obtained from the Student Affairs Department.