Letter Included with DAAPP Policy Statements Distributed to Students and Employees

Office of the President

Dear Members of Southern Utah University:

Southern Utah University is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy environment for its students, faculty, and staff. SUU recognizes that our community often needs education and assistance because a person significant to them is afflicted with chemical dependency, or because they require support in their own decisions not to use or misuse alcohol and other drugs.

On an annual basis, the federal Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act (DFSCA) requires institutions of higher education to disseminate information related to their Drug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Program (DAAPP). The DAAPP will provide the following information:

  1. A written statement about its standards of conduct that prohibits the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees;
  2. A written description of legal sanctions imposed under Federal, state, and local laws and ordinances for unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol;
  3. A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol misuse;
  4. A description of any drug or alcohol counseling, treatment and rehabilitation/reentry programs that are available to students and employees; and
  5. SUU’s statement on disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed on students and employees for violations of the University’s policies on Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse;
  6. A written statement determining the number of drug and alcohol-related violations and fatalities that have occurred on the institution’s campus or as part of the institution’s activities and that are reported to campus officials.

In addition to this information, SUU will conduct and publish a biennial review of our DAAPP to ensure the growth of our program and its effectiveness.

We encourage you to review the on-line information, and to consult it as a valuable resource throughout the year. You may find more information by visiting the Health and Wellness Center, located in the Sharwan Student Smith Center, suite 175 or by calling 435-865-8435.

Mindy Benson
President of Southern Utah University