Student-Athlete Drug Testing

The Grizzly Athletics program at Missouri State - West Plains believes the abuse of, misuse of, or experimentation with drugs and other physically or psychologically harmful substances can adversely affect the physical and mental well-being of student-athletes.  In an effort to minimize the possibility that a student-athletes may jeopardize his or her physical and academic performance, the athletics department has developed a substance abuse program.  This program will be reviewed in depth during the student-athlete orientation held on the first day of classes in the Fall semester.

Student-athletes do need to be aware that the athletic department reserves the right to require a specimen from any participant in a sports program recognized, operated or controlled by or under the authority of Grizzly Athletics.  Student-athletes will complete the required University Drug Testing Consent Form each fall authorizing the taking and testing of samples when notified.