As a Christian institution of higher education, Regent University (RU) follows the Bible’s call to a sober mind and sound judgment. All members of the RU community—faculty, staff and students—are required to refrain from illegal drugs and abuse of alcohol. With the wellbeing of the University community in mind and in accordance with the federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the federal Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, RU has implemented a program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illegal drugs, and the abuse of alcohol, by its employees and students. Further, RU has compiled important information pertaining to the risks of drug and alcohol abuse, the legal consequences of drug and alcohol abuse and helpful resources to assist individuals who are struggling with substance abuse. The following Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program has been adopted by RU and applies to all students, faculty, and staff.