The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) was passed in 1989 as part of the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and requires institutions of higher education that receive federal funding to execute a drug and alcohol abuse prevention program (DAAPP) for its campus community. As recently as 2010, oversight of this Act has fallen under the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) within the Department of Education, the same office responsible for Clery Act enforcement. Through conducting program reviews, the FSA has discovered various challenges that schools face in executing the requirements of this legislation, including, but not limited to, improperly representing information in an institution’s annual security report (ASR).
As this is the one area in an ASR where institutions can cross-reference to other materials, it is crucial to fully understand all of the information that needs to be in the ASR itself or in the cross-referenced materials in order for an institution to fully satisfy all DFSCA requirements.
Join us for this webinar as we:
- Review each of the requirements that must be included within an institution’s drug and alcohol abuse prevention program (DAAPP)
- Examine tips and strategies for communicating about these requirements, either in an ASR or in general
- Explore helpful cross-campus partnerships for meeting all requirements
Please submit any questions you have about complying with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act that you would like addressed during this webinar to Laura Egan at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 12th so we can provide answers during the session.
Senior Director of Programs
Laura Egan oversees the development and execution of training and technical assistance projects, programs, and resources at Clery Center, including Clery Act Training Seminars, webinars, and National Campus Safety Awareness Month. She presents nationally and provides individualized support on compliance with and implementation of Clery Act requirements, campus safety, compliance, and gender based violence and discrimination. Prior to joining the Clery Center, Laura worked at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA for five years serving in both residence life and student conduct roles.
Laura earned a B.A. in Psychology from Villanova University and a M.A. in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University.
Interim Executive Director
Abigail Boyer manages a comprehensive array of services and programs for Clery Center, including Jeanne Clery Act Training, online curriculum development, and National Campus Safety Awareness Month. She also presents nationally on topics related to campus safety, the Clery Act, dynamics of sexual and domestic violence, and victims’ services.
Prior to joining the Clery Center, Abigail served as the Community Outreach Coordinator for The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, where she was instrumental in the development and implementation of prevention education programs targeted towards students, parents, and other community members.
Abigail earned a B.A. in Political Science at West Chester University and an M.S. in Organization Development and Leadership with a concentration in Adult Learning and Training at Saint Joseph’s University. She has been a contributor to Campus Safety Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, LA Times, and Huffington Post.