Drug Testing

It is the judgment of Sacred Heart University (SHU), it's athletic department, administrators and coaching personnel that the abuse of alcohol, the use of performance enhancing drugs, and the use (except as prescribed by a physician) of other controlled substances by a SHU student-athlete (SA) participating in intercollegiate athletics seriously damages the SA's physical and mental well-being, threatens the well-being of the SA's teammates, interferes with the performance of the SA as a student and as an athlete, violates the SA's responsibilities as a role model for other (particularly younger) students and as a SHU representative, and threatens the integrity of SHU's intercollegiate athletics program. In addition to the random drug-testing performed by the NCAA, Sacred Heart Department of Athletics performs random-drug testing throughout each academic year. All student-athletes are subject to testing.