The primary objectives of UAA's policies and procedures on alcoholic beverages are: (a) to promote responsible behavior and attitudes among all members of the University community; (b) to educate the University community concerning the use and effects of alcoholic beverages in order to promote responsible decision-making; and (c) help individuals experiencing difficulties associated with use of alcohol.

The Chancellor or the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs has the authority to approve events where alcoholic beverages may be served to individuals of legal age with positive identification. Approval to serve alcoholic beverages will be granted on designated premises for private University sanctioned events for a limited period of time. The sale of alcoholic beverages at University-sanctioned events on campus is not permissible and may not be approved by the Chancellor. Personal consumption, possession, or display of beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages is prohibited in University public places. The possession of kegs and other large quantities of alcoholic beverages will only be allowed by special permission of the Chancellor. Any person who exhibits offensive behavior, misconduct, excessive noise or creates a public disturbance on property owned or supervised by the University will be subject to disciplinary and/or legal action.

Student and Employee Codes of Conduct

Students

The UAA Student Code of Conduct (the Code) is found in the University catalog and the Fact Finder Student Handbook.  Applicable sections include:

Violations of the Code, which occur on property, owned or controlled by the University, or at activities authorized by the University, are subject to University judicial review and disciplinary action by the University.

Disciplinary action may be initiated by the University and sanctions imposed against any student or student organization found responsible of committing, attempting to commit, or intentionally assisting in the commission of the following category of conduct prohibited by the Code:

Misuse of Alcohol or Other Intoxicants or Drugs

  • use, possession, manufacture, distribution, or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages on property owned or controlled by the University or at activities authorized by the University, except as expressly permitted by law, Regents' Policy, University Regulation, or UAA rules and procedures; or
  • use, possession, manufacture, distribution, or being under the influence of any narcotics, controlled substance, or intoxicant on property owned or controlled by the University or at activities authorized by the University, except as expressly permitted by law, Regents' Policy, University Regulation, or UAA rules and procedures.

Employees

The sale, purchase, transfer, use or possession of illegal drugs by employees on University premises or while on University business is prohibited. Further, the use of any legally obtained drug, including alcohol, to the point where such use adversely affects the employee's job performance, is prohibited. An employee must notify the University within five days of any conviction for criminal drug statute violations occurring on-or-off University premises while conducting University business. University Board of Regents' Policy and Regulations, P04.02.040 and P04.02.050, and R04.02.040 and R04.02.050, provide for a University Drug-Free Workplace; and Employee Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing for certain, defined safety sensitive employees.