In addition to an annual notification, the DFSCA requires that campuses must complete a Biennial Review which assesses the previous two years of substance use-related policies, practices, and programs on campuses. This document serves as a chance to inform a larger campus audience of ongoing programs as well as identify gaps. The biennial review must be “certified” by the highest ranking campus-level official via signature. Once the document has been signed physical copy locations and online sites designated within the report to access the report should have a copy where specified. Certification must happen at a minimum of every five (5) years, although we encourage institutions to get a new signature with each new report, or when there is an employment status change in the person who certifies.
Based on a 2014 summit presentation from Dr. Eric S. Davidson from Eastern Illinois University and the Illinois Higher Education Coalition (IHEC), we have provided templates to help institutions complete their federally mandated reporting.
The handbook Complying with the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations can be found here, while the suggestedbiennial review template can be found here and the certification template can be found here.
If your institution would like to request an on-campus training on the DFSCA, please email the LaCASU office.