Fri, Mar. 23, 2012 - [WPU]
Oskaloosa--Beginning this fall, William Penn University will begin implementation of a drug-testing policy.
All student-athletes who wish to compete in intercollegiate athletics at William Penn will be required to participate in the program. The tests are completely random and will occur a few times during the academic year.
There are several purposes of the program, including, but not limited to:
--Ensuring the health and well-being of William Penn student-athletes through education, counseling and support groups, and through assistance to those with substance abuse-related problems.
--Ensuring safe, fair and equitable competition for student-athletes competing in intercollegiate athletics.
--Maintaining appropriate standards of behavior.
--Detering substance abuse.
--Protecting the integrity of student-athletes and William Penn University.
A full interview about the policy with Athletics Director Greg Hafner is available here
A video of student reaction to the policy is available here
For more information on the program, click here