Information, services, and resources for reporting substance abuse, assisting students,
and seeking help.
Reporting Substance Abuse
Upon observing suspected controlled dangerous substance violations or the illegal
use of alcohol, faculty and staff, and/or students shall proceed in the following
Report activity to tupd
Faculty and Staff: Report the activity to the Towson University Police Department immediately. Also notify
your supervisor (if applicable).
Students: Students observing controlled dangerous substance violations and/or illegal school
activity on campus or in the residence halls should notify the TUPD immediately. If
the violation occurs in a residence hall, the student(s) should notify a housing staff
member as well as the TUPD.
use sound judgment
Use sound judgment when approaching individuals suspected of illegal drug or alcohol
use. It is preferable to leave drugs or alcohol in their original location until the
authorities take action.
University Employees should not act as mediators
The university police will determine if state or federal laws have been violated.
University employees should not become involved in meditating any situation involving
illegal drug or alcohol use.
On-Campus Services and Resources
A faculty or staff member is often the first person to recognize when a student is
in distress and to reach out to that person.
SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group.
Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific
research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering,
science-based mutual help groups.