Alcohol & Other Drug Use Information

In compliance with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, it is the policy of Gettysburg College to provide an environment that is free from the use, sale, possession, or distribution of illegal drugs or the improper or abusive use of legal drugs or alcohol on Gettysburg College premises.

Students concerned about their substance use and/or mental health may access a confidential, anonymous self-survey through a link from the Gettysburg College Counseling Services website, Mental Health Self-Assessment, or by going directly to

Students can also contact Counseling Service directly for confidential support (717) 337-6960

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act requires every higher education institution that receives any form of Federal funding to implement a drug and alcohol abuse prevention program (DAAPP). The purpose of this program is to prevent the unlawful possession of alcohol and drugs. Gettysburg College is concerned about the well-being of its community members and has embraced the expectations of the Drug-Free School and Communities Act.