Biennial Review: Alcohol and Other Drugs

The purpose of the Biennial Review of Mid’s Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Programming is to comply with the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulation (EDGAR Part 86). Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) that receive federal funds or financial assistance are required to maintain programs that prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its campuses and at college-sponsored activities and events. If audited, failure to comply with the Regulations may result in the forfeit of an institution’s federal funding eligibility. To comply with this Regulation, Institutes of Higher Education such as Mid Michigan College, are required to conduct Biennial Reviews of their Alcohol and Drug Policy and Prevention Program to determine its effectiveness and review the alcohol and drug related violations that were reported to campus officials and the types of sanctions issued for said violations to determine consistency.

Further, the Regulations require colleges and universities to annually distribute the following written information to all current students and employees:

  • The standards of student and employee conduct that clearly prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol
  • A description of the legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol
  • A description of any drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, rehabilitation or reentry programs that are available to students or employees
  • An explicit statement articulating that the institution will impose sanctions on students and employees for violations of the standards of conduct, along with a description of those sanctions which could include expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution

Under the above mentioned Regulation, Mid Michigan College acknowledges its legal obligation to have a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program and Policy that addresses the above information, ensures that it is annually distributed, and will conduct a Biennial Review of the Alcohol and Drug Policy and Prevention Program on even numbered years.

2022 Biennial Review

Mid Michigan College’s 2022 Biennial Review covers the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years and was prepared by Martricia Farrell, Director of College Compliance and Ethics with assistance from the 2022 Biennial Review Committee. The Review has been approved by College President, Tim Hood. The document examines Mid’s Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Programming efforts to determine effectiveness, consistency of policy enforcement, and proposed programming efforts for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 academic years.

To view the full Review click on the link below.



 2022 Biennial Review Committee

The Department of Education recommends that a college’s biennial review be conducted by a committee comprised of key members of the institution that have knowledge and familiarity with the College’s Alcohol and Drug Policy and Prevention Programs. Following this recommendation, the 2022 Biennial Review Committee includes the individuals listed below. This selection is based on their job functions and familiarity with drug and alcohol use/abuse on and off campus, policies and procedures surrounding drugs and alcohol, and the enforcement of policies.

  • Tricia Farrell, Director of College Compliance and Ethics
  • Becky Knickmeier, Maxient System Case Manager
  • Liaison Officer (Dan Gaffka/Matt Rice)
  • Lori Fassett, AVP Human Resources
  • Rhiannon Stacy, CREW Coordinator
  • Amy Campbell, Director of Counseling and Wellness Services
  • Ryan Harkrader, Director of Student Conduct/Athletic Director
  • Tammy Alvaro, Director of Student Life and Veteran Resources
  • Jillian Moomaw, Director of TRiO SSS
  • Barb Wieszciecinski, Dean of Health Sciences/Director of Nursing Mt. Pleasant Campus

Questions and Information

For questions or information relating to Mid’s Biennial Review, Alcohol and Other Drug Policy and Prevention Programming, or to obtain a paper copy of the review please contact College Compliance and Ethics via email at or by phone (989) 386-6638