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Alcohol & Other Drug Information

Members of our Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College learning community deserve and want a healthy human environment.

To this end and in compliance with federal law (The Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989), Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College implemented a program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students, faculty, staff and student employees of both the University and the College implemented a program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and abuse of alcohol by students, faculty, staff, and student employees of both the University and the College.  We would like to update you again on this program, which includes the following:

  •  providing all students, faculty, staff, and student employees with information concerning the health risks associated with the use of illicit drug and  abuse of alcohol;
  • informing students, faculty, staff and student employees of drug and alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation programs that are available to them; 
  • informing students, faculty, staff and student employees of the policies, laws and/or standards of conduct that clearly prohibit, at a minimum, the possession, use, or distribution of drugs and alcohol by students and employees on University or College premises or as any part of our institution's activities except as permitted under MnSCU policy; 
  • providing all students, faculty, staff  and student employees with a description of the applicable legal sanctions under local, state, and federal law for unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol; 
  • notifying all students, faculty, staff and student employees of the sanctions for violating standards of conduct consistent with local, state, and federal laws.  

Please review the accompanying information carefully. We want to be certain all faculty and staff know about this program and the resources availabe to us.  If you have any specific questions, please contact Human Resources, extension 3966.

Community Resources
Federal Law
Health Risks
Minnesota Law
Standards of Conduct