Drug Policy

In addition to institutional and Big Ten drug testing programs, student-athletes are subject to NCAA random drug testing year-round. Student-athletes are encouraged to communicate any and all substances that they ingest with their athletic trainer.

NCAA Banned Drug List

If a student-athlete is scheduled to take a drug test and they fail to show up for the test, it is a positive test.

Consequences of a Positive NCAA Drug Test:

1st Offense
(Any Substance)
2nd Offense
(Street Drug)
2nd Offense
(Performance Enhancing Drug)
  • Ineligible for 365 days
  • Loss of 1 year of eligibility
  • Must retest negative before return to competition
  • Ineligible for 365 days
  • Loss of additional year of eligibility
  • Permanently ineligible