The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 require that, as a condition of receiving funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, an institution of higher education must adopt and implement a program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of alcohol and illegal drugs by faculty, staff, and students. Additionally, the Texas Workers' Compensation Act 2 requires each employer who has over 15 employees and who maintains workers' compensation insurance coverage to adopt a policy for elimination of drug abuse. The purpose of this policy is to implement the requirements of these federal and state laws at the University of North Texas (UNT).
In addition to meeting the requirements of these federal and state laws, UNT also intends that this policy be part of a positive effort in alleviating alcohol and other drug-related problems among members of the campus community. Thus, the emphasis in program implementation will be on drug and alcohol education, counseling, intervention/prevention, and treatment.
This policy is in addition to and not in lieu of any other UNT policy. UNT reserves the right to take disciplinary action against employees or students for violations under this or other applicable policies of the University.