Biennial Drug & Alcohol Report





Period of Review:

January 2013 - December 2014


Wynn Hill, Chair and Managing Director of Well-Being, Dean of Students Office

Reed Stoddard, Director of Counseling Center Garth Gunderson, Director of University Security

Kevin Price, Director of Human Resources Shaun Orr, Director of Student Health Center

Kristie Lords, Director of Student Honor Office

Aaron Anderson, BYU-Idaho Student

Derek Fay, Managing Director of Activities

Troy Dougherty, Director of Housing & Student Living

Aaron Sanns, Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Dave Thomas, General Counsel

Cheryl Calderwood, Office Assistant/Dean of Students Office

                                                                                                                                                         GENERAL STATEMENT

Brigham Young University-Idaho is affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is deeply committed to high standards of moral conduct and personal living as reflected by its Mission Statement. This personal commitment is rooted in the Board of Trustees policy which requires that all students, faculty, staff and administrators sign a commitment to the Honor Code prior to admission or employment and to update the commitment on an annual basis in order to maintain their eligibility to continue at the Institution, in their employment, or student status. This commitment to The Church Education System Honor Code includes the pledge to "abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee and substance abuse." Each member of the campus community is expected to abide by his/her commitment at all times and in all places and to work together in an effort to lift one another and encourage obedience and compliance with the provisions of their commitment.


It is the policy[1] of the University that as a condition of employment or enrollment, all University personnel and students, whether on or off campus, completely abstain from the possession, use or distribution of alcohol, and illegal drugs or controlled substances without specific medical authorization. Violators of alcohol and drug laws will be referred to police for prosecution and offenders are subject to university sanctions as well. Violations of this policy may result in the discharge of employees or suspension of students from the University. Individuals who self-report their problem and seek professional or ecclesiastical help in overcoming the problem will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

The administration recognizes there are differences between the intentional misuses of illicit and prescription drugs and the unintentional misuse of prescription drugs prescribed for medical reasons. Those individuals involved in the unintentional misuse of prescription drugs will not normally be subject to disciplinary sanctions, but rather will be encouraged to seek assistance from the Counseling Center, private counseling, therapy or rehabilitation through a licensed approved program.

There are substantial legal sanctions pursuant to local, state or federal law which may be levied against an individual for the unlawful use, possession, distribution or manufacturing of an illicit drug or controlled substance. Likewise, criminal law prescribes penalties for minors who possess or use alcohol and further defines substantial penalties for adults who dispose or provide alcohol for use by minors. The law often treats drug offenses as a criminal matter punishable by substantial fines, imprisonment or other severe sanctions. The Student Honor Office may make their own investigation of any student who is reported or found to be in violation of this policy and take appropriate disciplinary action, including separation from the University, regardless of any criminal court action. The Human Resources Office acting with or for the employing department may make their own investigation of any employee who is reported or found to be in violation of this policy and take appropriate disciplinary action, including termination from employment, regardless of any criminal court action.  Students may make contact with the Counseling Center and request assistance with their alcohol or substance problem.  This contact would allow them to receive help under the auspices of that office. A description of the applicable legal penalties under local, state or federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illegal drugs and alcohol is provided via the campus e-mail system which directs them to the appropriate web site where the report may be found. In addition, paper copies are available for an individual desiring to request a copy of the information.

The health risks associated with the inappropriate use of drugs include, but are not limited to: physical and psychological addiction, physical, psychological and spiritual deterioration, disease and death.The University supports participation in programs that advocate the prevention of the inappropriate use of illicit drugs, controlled substances and tobacco or alcohol abuse.  The BYU-Idaho Counseling Center provides confidential assistance with drug and alcohol abuse problems.  Assistance is available in the form of educational training programs, health information and preliminary evaluation and counseling for possible referral for outside medical assistance. Individuals may receive more information about and/or enter the university program through the Student Health and Counseling Center or by calling 208-496-9370. By providing this explanation of board policy, the University hopes to encourage elimination of all forms of substance abuse, to help those who currently are involved to stop such use and get appropriate help, and to assist in stopping the spread of this behavior at our institution and in society.

[1]   Annual Campus Security Report and Drug Policy Brigham Young University-Idaho, 2014, page 12.



All University employees, specifically student personnel professionals, provide input through campus programs directed at alcohol and other substance abuse. A wide range of expertise is found on the campus through health care professionals, health care educators, licensed counselors, security personnel, students, administrative personnel, and ecclesiastical leaders. The University has chosen to make use of these professionals and volunteers in planning, evaluating, and implementing programs directed at encouraging the campus community as a whole in abstinence from the use of alcohol or drugs and advocating commitment and adherence to a higher standard of conduct through a strong personal commitment of compliance to the Honor Code.

                                                                                                                                                            Church Affiliation

The unique affiliation of BYU-Idaho with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides each student with an ecclesiastical leader who oversees approximately 150-200 students within a ward (church unit) established for students, either single or married dependent on their marital status. These 132 bishoprics (three men) are members of the local communities who donate their time when they are called and assigned to assist and work with these students. These ecclesiastical leaders are well grounded in Church protocol and Church and University policy. They work directly in a one-to-one setting with students and are helpful in referring students who need assistance in resolving alcohol or drug related problems to appropriate sources who can help within the university. These leaders may also make use of community resources which may be available. It is not incumbent on ecclesiastical leaders to report disclosures made to them by students about substance or alcohol use/abuse to University officials because of the priest/parishioner confidential relationship between the bishop and the students. Each ecclesiastical unit (stake) is assigned an advisor from the Counseling Center to assist in providing consultation and direction for ecclesiastical leaders whose members may suffer from alcohol or drug related issues.

                                                                                                                                                        University Programs

The following provides information about University departments directly involved in working with students and the programs and measures they implement throughout the University to prevent the use of alcohol or illicit substance use/misuse. The data and charts included show a summary of drug and alcohol contacts reported to or by university administrators in each area specified during the review period. Where possible, comparative figures are provided in an effort to assist student personnel administrators in evaluating successes or weaknesses in programs. After consultation with the University General Counsel, it was determined to change the period of the Biennial Report of Institutional Compliance from October of even number years to the end of the calendar year of even numbered years. This coincides with accepted statistical reporting periods for law enforcement agencies and institutional units working with students. The report would cover a two year period from January through December. This report is for the time period January 2013 through December 2014.


On June 21, 2000 the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Ricks College, Gordon B. Hinckley, announced that Ricks College would become a four year institution and that the name would be changed to BYU-Idaho. At the same time, President Hinckley announced that all athletic programs would be phased out and that Intercollegiate Athletics would be eliminated on the completion of all current conference contracts. By the start of the fall semester 2002 all intercollegiate athletic competition had ended.               

Since the discontinuation of intercollegiate competition at BYU-Idaho the Activities Program has been enhanced and expanded to include areas such as Outdoor Activities, Wellness Activities, Social Activities, Sports Activities, Service Activities, Talent Activities and Life Skills Activities. The organizational structure is such that programming in all of the areas is operated by student volunteers with full-time employees acting as advisors.  The program also manages services and facilities such as The Outdoor Learning Center, Outdoor Resource Center and Ropes Course.               

Because of a unique peer-to-peer teaching and leadership relationship between students, there is a strong culture among students that fosters encouragement and strengthening of the commitment to university Honor Code standards. Emphasis is placed on keeping gospel and university commitments, creating a strong preventative position with regard to alcohol and drug use. Advisors are also instructed regarding the proper resources available and actions necessary if they encounter students who are at risk in various ways, including those who are in violation of university standards regarding drug and alcohol use.

                                                                                                                                                           University Security

The University Security & Safety Department are paid university employees. University Security reports to the University Resource Vice-President. The Director of Security is also a member of the Security Council and the Well-Being Council. Security has experienced officers that were well-trained and worked many years in law enforcement, a 24/7 dispatch center, and part-time student employees. The University contributes resources to the City of Rexburg Police Department to provide for police officers that can patrol and respond in a timely manner to incidents on campus. Security and Rexburg Police work closely on substance abuse cases.  

At BYU-Idaho, students arrested for minor in possession or minor consuming alcohol and those arrested for DUI are often found to be first-time or occasional users of alcohol. Those arrested or reported by police are subject to disciplinary sanction by the University. After they have completed the requirements of sanctions, they can continue their educational pursuits at BYU-Idaho by renewing their personal commitment to the Honor Code. Most keep their commitment and discontinue the use of alcohol and illegal drugs.  Occasionally students are arrested in other states or communities and the information filters back to the campus through a variety of means. If the University becomes aware of this, the Student Honor Office will investigate the report and take appropriate action. These statistics for disciplinary sanctions of students arrested for drug and alcohol in other states are kept by the Student Honor Office, but are not included in local police statistics.  Criminal charges are not necessary for disciplinary action to be pursued through the Student Honor Office. A cooperative effort between the police, prosecutor, and the Student Honor Office results in a higher degree of student accountability for their behavior.   

                                                                                                                                                            Counseling Center

One of the goals of the BYU-Idaho Counseling Center is to help students maintain balance in their lives by identifying and resolving emotional problems which interfere with spiritual, intellectual, social, or physical well-being.              

The Counseling Center is well staffed and professionally qualified in dealing with the treatment of alcohol and other drug problems or addictions. Students generally seek counseling on their own, but in some instances are referred to the Counseling Center by a member of the university community, peer, or they may seek assistance for a roommate or friend. Student service professionals such as Housing & Student Living administrators, members of the Student Honor Office staff, health care professionals, health care educators and other university staff, faculty, and administrative employees refer students to the Counseling Center for assistance with these types of problems.


2009-2010 2011-2012 2013-2014
Referrals or request for counseling for alcohol use      15 10 11
Referrals or request for counseling for drug use 9 7 7
Referred to outside treatment programs 0 0 0
TOTALS 24 17 18


                                                                                                                                                              Student Honor Office

The Student Honor Office is responsible for the disciplinary action of students who violate their commitment to the Honor Code. The Student Honor Office investigates all reports  of alcohol and substance use to determine if disciplinary action is appropriate.              

During the 2013 and 2014 reporting period the Student Honor office investigated and adjudicated students who were found to be in violation of the University's alcohol and substance abuse policy. The following table shows the number of students who were adjudicated for alcohol or substance use during the reporting period and the reporting period in the previous Biennial Drug and Alcohol Report.


Alcohol Other Substances
   2011-2012 2013-2014 2011-2012 2013-2014
Disciplinary sanction 6 14 5 12
Suspended 67 83 41 75
TOTALS 73 97 46 87

                                                                                                                                                                     Financial Aid

In general, a student who has been convicted of any offense under federal or state law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance during a period of enrollment for which he or she is receiving Federal student aid will not be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance under this applicable federal law during the period beginning on the date of such conviction and ending after the interval specified in the following table:  

Student Ineligibility for Grants, Loans, or Work Assistance

For possession of a controlled

substance, ineligibility period is:
For sale of a controlled substance, ineligibility period is:
First conviction 1 year First conviction 2 years
Second conviction 2 years Second conviction Indefinite
Third conviction Indefinite    

                                                                                                                                                                    Health Center

The BYU-Idaho Health Center provides full services designed to assist students with day-to-day health care needs. The Health Center is staffed by two full-time physicians, a nurse practitioner, physician assistants, registered nurses, lab personnel, an X-ray technologist, and a full-time registered pharmacist. These health care professionals are cognizant of the potential for substance abuse among the student population. The Health Center staff monitors very closely those with whom they work and the prescriptions the students are issued. In addition, prescriptions are recorded electronically whenever possible to ensure security. Care is taken to ensure that prescription pads are kept on the doctor's person to prevent them from being stolen and forged. The pharmacy is secured in an enclosed area with an alarm system and the walls and ceiling are designed and reinforced to prevent intrusion. 

                                                                                                                                                     Housing & Student Living Office

The Housing & Student Living Office provides listings of housing options for BYU-Idaho students, offers mediation services to address student/landlord disputes, and provides specialized training for landlords, managers, and student leaders. An integral part of this training includes an emphasis on students creating an environment in which they take responsibility for themselves, roommates, and the overall culture throughout the apartment complex.   Single students are required to live in a BYU-Idaho "approved" housing property. This means that specific guidelines must be met by the apartment complex in the interest of student safety and well-being. This also means that the ownership and management of the complex are committed to upholding the tenets of the BYU-Idaho Honor Code. In particular, all approved housing complexes have a commitment with the University and with the students to maintain the agreement of abstinence from tobacco, alcohol, and/or substance abuse by residents as outlined in the BYU-Idaho Honor Code. Not only are students required to live the Honor Code, but all on-site managers are as well.              

Both managers and roommates are encouraged to assist all students to abide by the Honor Code and live lives of honor and integrity. When students do not respond to that encouragement, a referral to the Student Honor Office may be made.              

University policy provides that when drug use is suspected in a housing complex the matter be referred to the local police. Incidents involving alcohol use are also referred to the police if any participants are under age. Additionally, violations involving drug and alcohol abuse are referred to the BYU-Idaho Student Honor Office by housing management of the complex in which the incident occurred.

                                                                                                                                                           Human Resources Office

The Human Resources Office serves as a resource to campus employees in helping employees maintain their commitment to the Honor Code. The Board of Trustees has established an ecclesiastical endorsement program requiring that each employee be endorsed annually by their ecclesiastical leader to ensure that employee conduct is in accordance with the values and standards espoused by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This endorsement includes a personal commitment to refrain from alcohol or drug use at all times.              

BYU-Idaho implemented a Commercial Vehicle Drivers Drug and Alcohol Testing program in November 1997 in compliance with the regulations implementing the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991. BYU-Idaho has a contract with Minert & Associates Inc. from Meridian, Idaho, an independent company who coordinates the alcohol and drug testing according to the federal regulations. As of this report, all tests have come back negative.            

The Human Resources Office provides access to the Campus Security Report and Biennial Drug and Alcohol Report on its website for employees to access at any time. A statement on how to access this information is explained on the employment website for perspective employees. All newly hired employees receive orientation materials which refer to this policy and tell them how to access the information. Annually, in conjunction with the Student Honor Office the Human Resources Office provides to each employee, both full and part-time, either by e-mail, regular mail, or campus mail, the university annual report entitled "Campus Security Report, Drug Policy." The pamphlet reiterates the Church, Board of Trustees, and University policy regarding alcohol and drug use and the resources available for help.

                                                                                                                                                          Drug and Alcohol Surveys

To help with the evaluation process and to complete one of the goals from the previous Biennial Review, a Drug and Alcohol Student Survey was completed January of 2015. The survey was similar to one that was done in the Fall Semester of 2012.  The survey was administered to the campus student body only; no online students were included. 443 students responded to the survey, 41% male and 59% female. A fairly even mix of classes responded, these are rounded numbers: (26% freshman, 23% sophomore, 26% junior and 24% senior). Also, it is important to note that 27% of the students that responded are married and the majority of those that responded were between the ages of 20 and 24 (58%). This is consistent with the general on-campus student body at BYU-Idaho.              

The large majority of BYU-Idaho student indicate high levels of knowledge about the University's rules and regulations regarding drugs (91%), and virtually all students have a high level of knowledge about the health risks associated with their use (95%). On the other hand, the majority of students indicate low levels of knowledge about drug counseling programs available on campus (48%). This is likely because they simply don't use drugs and alcohol in the first place.              

Virtually all students expressed a willingness to help friends with a problem (97%). Students admitted to very little use (6% alcohol, 4% marijuana and 3% prescription drugs) of illicit drugs or alcohol over the past year, and also the last 30 days. Very few reported any use of LSD, cocaine, methamphetamines, steroids, smokeless tobacco and spice or synthetic products (1 student in each category).  Students report a far greater abuse of drugs and alcohol by others than they do for themselves. The truth is probably somewhere between. Based on these reports, students observed the most used substances as being alcohol, diet pills, prescription drugs without a prescription, and cigarettes. Clearly, the front runner was alcohol at 15%, marijuana at 12% and prescription drugs at 9%.  

Most students would use a bishop, the ecclesiastical leader, for intervention (81%) followed by the Student Health Center and Counseling Center (67%).  

The most helpful items seen to promote awareness and prevention of drugs and alcohol by the students were marketing of the Student Honor Code at 68% and ecclesiastical meetings at 69%.   As a note of interest, although the numbers are slightly up for use, the survey conducted in the fall of 2012 had similar results.

                                                                                                                                                           GENERAL ASSESSMENT

The very nature of BYU-Idaho and its affiliation with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints set the overall tone and attitude of students, faculty, staff and administrators relative to alcohol and other substance use. Each of these individuals adheres to a personal code of conduct and re-commit with their ecclesiastical leader on an annual basis to the abstinence from use of alcohol or illicit substances. In that sense, the alcohol and illicit substance prevention programs at BYU-Idaho do not require a great deal of emphasis because of the frequent reminders which come through ecclesiastical lines and through institutional efforts such as orientation, devotional talks and academic classes which directly deal with these issues in sociology, biology, health science and religion classes.                          

When viewed in light of Church mores, Board policy, and the personal commitment of the university community one would expect that there would be no issues in the area of alcohol or substance use. Likewise, to say that because there are so few reported incidents that we should ignore those issues would be quite cavalier. Members of the university community should be concerned with any use, however slight, because of those very mores, policies and commitments. We must be what we say we are if we are to maintain our institutional integrity. It is in that light which we should review the reports and efforts of those assigned this responsibility at BYU-Idaho.              

There are no known or reported incidents of alcohol or illicit substance use by employees. This does not imply that they do not occur, but the nature of the ecclesiastical endorsement required of all employees to work at the University focuses on worthiness interviews with church leaders who may deal with those issues in a different setting should there be any problems.              

Illicit substance use or abuse among students is not common, although each year a number of students are separated from the University because of their involvement in illicit substance use. Generally, the majority of those students report their substance use as being marijuana. Alcohol use among students, although not as rare as other substance use, is quite limited and is generally restricted to occasional or experimental use by a small portion (less than one fourth of 1 percent) of the student body. This percent is of reported cases involving alcohol use.              

Those involved with the use of alcohol that are reported to the Student Honor Office will be individually assessed as to the extent of the alcohol use. In the case where there is continued use by the students and this is reported to the Student Honor Office, the students may be then subject to discipline after careful review by student honor administrators.  It is interesting to note that the number of students worked with for drug and alcohol issues by the Student Honor Office was significantly higher this reporting period. There may be two reasons for this increase. First, the growth of the school has been considerable. From 2012 to 2014, the student body head count grew by about 1,000 students. Second, a program called Student Living was put in place in 2009. This program teaches love, shared responsibility and mutual respect. Students have embraced this and help each other bring issues into the Student Honor Office that may have not otherwise been reported. 


The Biennial Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Committee makes recommendations for follow up action by various groups or individuals at the University. Some items are on-going and will not be removed while some are short term in nature and will be removed on completion.      

                                                                                                                                               Recommendations for 2015-2016   

RECOMMENDATION: BYU-Idaho's Honor Code outreach will make efforts to include drug and alcohol prevention principles during honor campaigns.   

RECOMMENDATION: Biennial Drug and Alcohol Committee will meet annually to review reported numbers and audit activity.   

RECOMMENDATION: Maintaining the Student Catalog to show any office name changes and corrected phone numbers with an emphasis on any critical areas.   

RECOMMENDATION: Another drug and alcohol survey to be completed at the end of 2016 by institutional research.           

                                                                                                                                      CERTIFICATION OF REVIEW PROCESS

 The Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Committee met on February 26, 2015, to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the programs in place at BYU-Idaho and to ensure university compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Amendment, 1989/Drug-Free Workplace Act, 1988. The review of policy documents noted the following:  

1.      The institution appears to be in overall compliance with the regulation. There is a drug and alcohol use policy in place directed towards the prevention of illicit drugs and the misuse of alcohol and drugs.

2.      The university distributes its alcohol and drug policy and to all employees and students via e-mail within two weeks of the start of each new semester or term.

3.      The university has helps available for those seeking help with drug or alcohol problems. The primary sources of help are through the Counseling Center, the Student Honor Office, ecclesiastical leaders, and academic programs. This united effort lends to a deep commitment in promoting a drug-free environment for the university community.

4.      The biennial review of university drug prevention programs and policy is conducted at the conclusion of each biennial period. (This report covers January 2013 through December 2014.) The review is designed to ensure effectiveness of the policy and the programs which are in place as well as to recommend measures which can be implemented to ensure that the programs are effective.

5.      The review process is designed to look at disciplinary actions which have been taken during the biennial period for consistency with university policy to ensure that sanctions are consistent and utilized. During this period, the committee noted that the Student Honor Office utilized a broad range of disciplinary sanctions which reflect the university policy in regard to alcohol or substance use.

6.      Various university departments track the number of drug and alcohol related offences which occur on campus or are reported to departments. Statistics are gathered without disclosing the names of those involved in compliance with the students FERPA rights.

7.      President's Council should review the report as in past years and need to formally adopt the report by adding the President signature to the report.  

This report reflects an accurate review of the policies, programs, and review process in effect at BYU-Idaho for the review period January 2013 through December 2014.

                                                                                                        CERTIFICATION OF ADOPTION AND ACCEPTANCE

 President's Council met on March 30th  2015, and reviewed the Biennial Report of Institutional Compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations. The review of the acceptance of that report as the official document for the university in compliance with applicable federal regulations was made on that date. The Council supports the drug and alcohol policies of the university and encourages employees and students who may have difficulties with these issues to seek assistance through appropriate channels.

Compliance Checklist

PART 86, Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations Compliance Checklist[1]

1.      Does the institution maintain a copy of its drug prevention program?

Yes o             No o

If yes, where is it located?      At BYU-Idaho, the drug prevention program is kept in the Dean of Students Office, 290 Kimball Building.  

2.      Does the institution provide annually to each employee and each student, who is taking one or more classes for any type of academic credit except for continuing education units, written materials that adequately describe and contain the following?  

     a)      Standards of conduct that prohibit unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on its property or as a part of its activities.

              Students:         Yes þ No o               Staff and Faculty:       Yes þ  No o  

     b)      A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol

              Students:        Yes þ No o                Staff and Faculty:       Yes þ  No o  

     c)      A description of the applicable legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law

             Students:         Yes þ  No o               Staff and Faculty:       Yes þ No o  

     d)      A description of applicable counseling, treatment or rehabilitation or re-entry programs

             Students:         Yes þ  No o               Staff and Faculty:       Yes þ  No o  

     e)      A clear statement of the disciplinary sanctions the institution will impose on students and employee, and a description of those sanctions

             Students:         Yes þ No o               Staff and Faculty:       Yes þ  No o

[1] Note: The above Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations Compliance Checklist was taken from Complying with the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations [34CFR Part 86], a publication of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

3.      Are the above materials distributed to students on one of the following ways?

        a)      Mailed to each student (separately or included in another mailing)

                 Yes o No þ  

        b)      Through campus post office boxes

                 Yes o  No þ  

        c)      Class schedules which are mailed to each student

                 Yes o  No þ  

        d)      During freshman orientation

                 Yes o No þ  

        e)      During new student orientation

                 Yes o No þ  

        f)       In another manner: BYU-Idaho has chosen to distribute the materials to all students via e-mail during each new semester. Email is the official communication strategy of the University.                            Students may request a copy of the current report via mail or in person by contacting the Dean of Students office

4.      Do the means of distribution provide adequate assurance that each student receives the materials annually?

                  Yes þ No o

5.      Are the above materials distributed to staff and faculty in one of the following ways?

        a)      Mailed

                 Staff:  Yes o  No þ              

                 Faculty:  Yes o No þ  

        b)      Through campus post office boxes

                 Staff:  Yes o  No þ              

                 Faculty:  Yes o  No þ  

         c)     During new employee orientation

                 Staff:  Yes o  No þ              

                 Faculty:  Yes o  No þ  

         d)     In another manner (describe) Faculty and staff receive the material via electronic e-mail. Those who receive it via e-mail may request a printed copy by contacting the Dean of Students office.

6.      Does the means of distribution provide adequate assurance that each staff and faculty member receives the materials annually:

                 Staff:  Yes þ  No o              

                 Faculty:  Yes þ No o

7.      Does the institution's distribution plan make provisions for providing these materials to staff and faculty who are hired after the initial distribution?

                 Staff:  Yes þ  No o              

                 Faculty:  Yes þ  No o

8.      In what ways does the institution conduct biennial reviews of its drug prevention program to determine effectiveness, implement necessary changes, and ensure that disciplinary sanctions are enforced?

        a)      Conduct student alcohol and drug use survey

                 Yes þ  No o  

        b)      Conduct opinion survey of its students, staff and faculty

                 Students:    Yes þ  No o      

                 Staff and Faculty:  Yes o  No þ  

        c)      Evaluate comments obtained from a suggestion box

                 Students:    Yes þ  No o      

                 Staff and Faculty:  Yes þ  No o  

        d)     Conduct focus groups

                Students:     Yes þ  No o     

                Staff and Faculty:   Yes o  No þ  

        e)      Conduct intercept interviews

                 Students:      Yes o  No þ    

                Staff and Faculty:   Yes o  No þ  

        f)       Assess effectiveness of documented mandatory drug treatment referrals for students and employees

                Students:      Yes þ  No o    

                Staff and Faculty:   Yes o  No þ  

        g)      Assess effectiveness of documented cases of disciplinary sanctions imposed on students and employees

                Students:      Yes þ  No o    

                Staff and Faculty:    Yes þ  No o  

        h)      Other (please list)  The Student Honor Office staff reviews each drug and alcohol case at all steps of the discipline process to ensure continuity of action and to provide a broad base of input in                  the decision-making process.

9.      Who is responsible for conducting these biennial reviews?  BYU-Idaho has established an on-going committee who is responsible for the biennial review. During the 2013-2014 review period the committee assignments were as follows:

Wynn Hill, Chair and Managing Director of Well-Being, Dean of Students Office

Reed Stoddard, Director of the Counseling Center

Garth Gunderson, Director of University Security

Kevin Price, Director of Human Resources

Kristie Lords, Director of the Student Honor Office

Shaun Orr, Director of the Student Health Center

Aaron Anderson, BYU-Idaho Student

Troy Dougherty, Director of Housing & Student Living

Derek Fay, Managing Director of Activities & Spirit Events 

Aaron Sanns, Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Dave Thomas, General Counsel

Cheryl Calderwood, Office Assistant/Dean of Students Office

10.      If requested, has the institution made available, to the Secretary and the public, a copy of each requested item in the drug prevention program and the results of the biennial review?

            Yes þ No o

11.      Where is the biennial review documentation located:

           Name:  Wynn Hill                  

           Title: Managing Director of Student Well Being, Dean of Students Office            

           Department: Dean of Students            

           Phone: (208) 496-9200



BYU-Idaho is committed to a zero tolerance of alcohol and drug use and takes positive steps to help both students and employees maintain their employment and student commitment. Disciplinary sanctions are spelled out well, and efforts are made to assist those who seek help to change their behavior. Annual statistics have not varied much over the years. The University is not satisfied with any alcohol or other drug use in light of the personal commitment each student and employee makes as a condition of his/her student status or employment. Significant energy is expended in quiet ways to reinforce the policies in place through new student orientation, devotionals, activities, group efforts, and ecclesiastical leaders. Any use is too much.   Note: the above Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations Compliance checklist was taken from Complying with the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations [34CFR Part 86], a publication of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.