Drugs & Alcohol


The Cheyney University Department of Athletics, in accordance with NCAA Guidelines does not condone the use of performance enhancing drugs, recreational or illegal drugs, alcohol, or tobacco by any student-athlete. Consumption of these substances by student-athletes is prohibited, especially in connection with any team function.(An official team function, for purposes of this policy, is defined as any activity that is held at the direction of, or under the supervision of, the coaching staff or the Cheyney University athletic department.) The athletics department prohibits the purchase of illicit drugs or alcohol to be used by any prospective student-athletes or their hosts while they are visiting the university. Regardless of whether the student host has reached the legal drinking age, the purchase of alcohol for consumption by a person under the legal drinking age is a violation of state law and university policy. A student-athlete who consumes drugs/alcohol will be held accountable for any drug/alcohol-related incident in which he or she is involved. In such cases, the student-athlete is subject to University, athletic department and/or team disciplinary actions for violations of team and department regulations.

Cheyney University Athletics does not condone the use of any nutritional/dietary supplements, weight gain/loss products, protein powders, energy supplements or drinks, and/or any other product advertised or marketed as a “performance enhancer” or “sexual enhancer.” Consumption of these products by Cheyney University student-athletes without first consulting with the Certified Athletic Training staff is prohibited.


NOTE: Authoritative information regarding NCAA banned substances, medications and nutritional/dietary supplements can be obtained by contacting the Resource Exchange Center, REC, 877-202-0769 or www.drugfreesport.com/rec password ncaa2.


Nutritional Supplements

NCAA Student-Athletes are responsible for what they ingest.

The NCAA provides the following resources to help inform student-athletes about banned substances so that they may make proper choices in selecting products to eat and drink.

NCAA Nutritional/Dietary Supplements Warning:

Before consuming any nutritional/dietary supplement product, review the product and its label with your athletics department staff!

  • • Dietary supplements are not well regulated and may cause a positive drug test result.
  • • Student-athletes have tested positive and lost their eligibility using dietary supplements.
  • • Many dietary supplements are contaminated with banned drugs not listed on the label.

• Any product containing a dietary supplement ingredient is taken at your own risk.

Information about ingredients in medications and nutritional/ dietary supplements can be obtained by contacting the Resource Exchange Center (REC) online at www.drugfreesport.com/rec (password ncaa2) or at 877/202-0769



NCAA Drug Testing