Policy Regarding Alcohol and Other Drug Use by Students and Employees

Policy Number: SDS-8200-001

Policy Title: Policy Regarding Alcohol and Other Drug Use by Students and Employees

Vice Chancellor/Associate Chancellor: Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

 Unit Responsible for Policy: Wellness Center

Effective Date: August 2, 2017

Contact: Director, Wellness Center

Policy Statement: The University of Illinois at Chicago is committed to maintaining a drug- and alcohol-free environment for its students and employees in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. No one under the age of 21 may possess, sell, or consume alcoholic beverages on any property under UIC’s control, including campus housing. Persons of legal drinking age—21 years or older—may possess or consume alcoholic beverages only in areas or at functions specifically designated or approved for such use.

The unlawful or unauthorized possession, use, distribution, dispensation, sale, or manufacture of controlled substances or alcohol is prohibited on University property or as part of any University activity. Students or employees who violate this policy may be disciplined in accordance with University policies, statutes, rules, and regulations up to and including dismissal and referral for criminal prosecution.

The University may contact the parents of students under the age of 21 for violations of the student disciplinary policy.

Reason for Policy: The health and wellness of UIC students, faculty, and staff are critical components of the overall health of our community. Consequently, UIC seeks to maintain a campus environment that is free of the illegal use of alcohol and other drugs. This policy also ensures that UIC is in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Minority Impact Statement: The policy has no disproportionate or unique effect on UIC’s minority students, faculty, or staff.

 Who Should Read the Policy:  All faculty, staff, and students at UIC.

 Definitions:

  • University: Refers to UIC.

 Procedures: View related procedures and resources produced by the UIC Wellness Center.

 Related Laws, Regulations, Statutes, and Policies:

Document History:  This is an updated version of an existing UIC policy.

Approved by: Committee on Policy
Approved date: August 2, 2017
Approved as: Updated Policy