Alcohol and Drug Policies
The following student policies are lifted directly out of the Student Handbook.
- UAA Alcohol Policy
The University and Student Affairs promote the education of the whole student. The University is concerned about ways in which alcohol use and abuse may affect the primary academic mission of the institution, its overall atmosphere and the personal well-being of University community members. The University has the duty to exercise the degree of care that a reasonable person would to ensure that private and public events are conducted in accordance with state law. Whether or not a person drinks alcoholic beverages is a personal decision, but individuals are held personally accountable for their actions.
The primary objectives of UAA's policies and procedures on alcoholic beverages are: to promote responsible behavior and attitudes among all members of the University community; to educate the university community concerning the use and effects of alcoholic beverages in order to promote responsible decision-making; and help individuals experiencing difficulties associated with the use of alcohol.
The UAA Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dean of Students and the Directors/President of UAA community campuses have 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 designed premises for private University-sanctioned events for a limited period of time. 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 and/or creates a public disturbance on property owned or supervised by the University will be subject to disciplinary and/or legal action. UAA students may refer to the UAA Student Code of Conduct in the UAA Student Handbook. UAA's Alcohol Policy requires advance university approval and compliance with the following procedures for all on-camp-us and off-campus University sponsored, affiliates, or hosted events where alcoholic beverages are served (including UAA student organization events).
- Residence Life Alcohol Policy
UAA's residential communities provide a convenient and enriching living/learning environment. A major goal of the learning experience is to promote individual choice and responsible behavior. A major concern is maintaining an environment that is conducive to learning. Noise and irresponsible or disturbing behavior that distracts from the learning environment will result in disciplinary and/or legal action.
The alcohol policy for UAA's residential communities permits some residents who are a minimum of 21 years of age to possess and consume limited quantities of alcoholic beverages in certain apartments or suites in accordance with Department of Residence Life policies. All other restrictions on personal alcohol consumption, outlined under the UAA Alcohol Policy and the Student Code of Conduct apply. The alcohol policy for UAA's residential communities may be found here:
- Student Alcohol Use During University Authorized Travel
Students and student organizations are responsible for ensuring that they and their guests comply with the Student Code of Conduct while on property owned or controlled by the University, or while at activities authorized by the University. Violations of the Student Code of Conduct are subject to UAA’s student conduct review process and disciplinary action.
While in University travel status, students are prohibited from consuming, possessing, or being under the influence of alcohol or other illegal substances unless the individual has applied for and received an approved request for serving beer and wine from the Dean of Students. For the purpose of this policy, travel status starts when students begin transporting themselves to the event and ends when they return to their original starting location.
- Marijuana and Other Illegal Substances Policy
Possession or use of marijuana or any other substance controlled pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 841 et seq. anywhere on university property is prohibited. Violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action, as provided by applicable university regulation, campus procedures, and all applicable laws and regulations.
- Smoke-Free/Tobacco-Free Campus
Out of respect for others and the campus environment, tobacco use and smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes and similar products, is prohibited on university property. This policy applies to all university events, events held on university grounds or property and applies to all members of the university community including faculty, staff, students, friends, volunteers, patients, customers, vendors, contractors, guests and visitors. Littering an area with, or with the remains of, tobacco-related or smoking-related products is also prohibited.
To see regulations pertaining to UAA as a smoke-free/tobacco-free campus, go to:
- Student Code of Conduct for Alcohol and Other DrugsSections 14 and 15 of the Student Code of Conduct specific provisions for the misuse of alcohol, drugs and other intoxicants. Please review the student code of conduct for more information.