The Drug and Alcohol abuse Prevention Program at Rasmussen University utilizes a targeted approach to help prevent alcohol and drug-related problems for our population of students, whether they attend courses online or on-campus. The primary elements of our program are detailed below and with each element designed to reduce the illegal and high-risk use of alcohol and illicit drugs, and to prevent or reduce the negative impact to our population of students, employees, and our local communities, and to ultimately keep them safe.
The program described above and within the content of this box will be reviewed on a biennial basis to determine its effectiveness. The review will be conducted by a task force of the following: 1. Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, 2. Compliance Director, 3. A Regional Vice President, 4. A Campus Director, and 3. A Student Advisor. This group will submit a report following their review.
Federal and state sanctions for illegal possession of controlled substances range from up to one year imprisonment and $100,000 in fines for a first offense, to three years imprisonment and $250,000 in fines for repeat offenders. Additional penalties include forfeiture of personal property and the denial of federal student aid benefits. (See attached document for details)
Providing Education/Increasing Awareness
Rasmussen University will dedicate space at each campus to educational materials about drug and alcohol abuse. The materials will be displayed in a prominent location on each campus, either in the main hallway used by students, or in the student lounge, and the materials customized for each campus population
Prohibiting alcohol and alcohol advertisements on our campuses.