student life

Drug-Free School and Communities Act Compliance

Sweet Briar College is required by the federal Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101-226) to provide the campus community with information about the policies and resources of the college regarding alcohol and drugs. Sweet Briar students and employees are also subject to laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

We are committed to doing more than what is required—and to increasing understanding about the health risks posed by alcohol and illicit drugs so that persons can make informed decisions about their life, and care about others at Sweet Briar.

The College seeks to foster a campus and workplace environment that: enhances the atmosphere for study, work, learning, growth and wellness; supports members of the community affected by or concerned with the abuse of alcohol and other drugs; respects, supports and encourages those who choose not to use alcohol or illicit drugs; and promotes a caring environment. Everyone in the community is encouraged to be aware of the following information provided in the Biennial Report documenting compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act:

  • Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit, at a minimum, the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its property or as part of any of its activities.

  • Education and prevention programs available on campus.

  • A description of the applicable legal sanctions under local, state or federal law for unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol.

  • A description of the health risks associated with the abuse of alcohol and the use of illicit drugs.

  • A description of drug or alcohol counseling, treatment or rehabilitation or re-entry programs available to students and faculty/staff.

  • A clear statement that the institution will impose sanctions on students and employees (consistent with local, state and federal law) and a description of those sanctions, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution, for violations of conduct.


Download the Biennial Review, 2012 (pdf)

Download the Biennial Review, 2012 Data (pdf)