Statement on Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force

The final report of SMU’s Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention has now been delivered to President Turner and will be made public after he has reviewed it. Providing details on isolated recommendations at this time would circumvent that review process.

In general, the Task Force made recommendations that relate to health and medical services, enforcement, academic and social life, education programs and partnerships with parents. The overall goal is to support an environment that encourages wise decision-making and the well-being of our students.

After President Turner reviews the report, he will assign campus groups to consider the feasibility of specific recommendations and will gather other input from the SMU community. Some recommendations may be implemented immediately, some may require further study, and some may not be deemed feasible.

We will be happy to answer specific media questions at the appropriate time, but for now we must respect the deliberation process for our campus community.