UT’s Drug-Free Schools Act review recommends formation of committee to evaluate substance use

October 18, 2019
The Daily Texan


The 2018 Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act review recently recommended that UT form a committee to develop goals on how to assess alcohol and drug use on campus.

This year’s review, which was sent last week in a campuswide email, encouraged the University to form a group that would create a strategic plan to support the health, safety and success of its students. The review recommended that the committee focus on alcohol and drug-related activity within the campus community.

The biennial review is federally required to be completed and administered annually, said Edna Domínguez, assistant vice president for strategic initiatives in the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs. The review evaluates what educational and preventative programs the University has in place, policies and enforcement procedures, sanctions taken and recommendations for the future.