UVU Alcohol/Drug Campus Policy
Utah Valley University is a drug-free campus. Utah Valley University has developed
an alcohol & tobacco & other drug policy not only in response to the federal drug-free
legislation, but also to encourage and sustain an academic environment that promotes
the health, safety, and welfare of all members of its community.
Alcohol, Drug & Tobacco Laws
- DUI (Driving Under the Influence)- It is illegal to drive or be in physical control of
a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Utah's Implied Consent
law requires submission to blood alcohol content (BAC) test. Refusal will result in
revocation of license for one year. You are in violation if your BAC is .08 or greater
or if you are incapable of operating a vehicle.
- MIP (Minor in Possession)- It is illegal for minors (under 21) to buy, possess (even
hold), or drink alcohol.
- Not-a-Drop - You are in violation if you are under 21, have consumed any amount of alcohol and
- Open Container - It is illegal to drink any alcoholic beverage while operating, or as a passenger
in, a vehicle (parked or moving), or have an open container in a vehicle.
- Selling, furnishing or supplying alcohol to a minor - You are in violation if you provide alcohol to a minor.
- Intoxication - A person is in violation if he is under the influence of intoxicating liquor or
other substances to the degree that the person may endanger himself or others in a
public or private place and unreasonably disturb others.
- Tobacco use or possession - It is unlawful for any person under the age of 19 to purchase or possess tobacco
in any form.
- Clean Air Act - Prohibits smoking in a public place, public meeting or any government building,
or within 25 feet of any entrance way, exit, or open window. (Includes all buildings
and concourses on UVU campus). It also prohibits smoking within 25 feet of an "air
intake building". NOTE: The new library is classified as an "air intake building". For more info, please visit The Utah Indoor Clean Air Act Statute and Rule.
In keeping with these objectives, alcoholic beverages, unlawful drugs, and other illegal
substances shall not be consumed, used, carried, sold, or unlawfully manufactured
on any property or in any building owned, leased, or rented by UVU, or at any activity
sponsored by the College (UVU Policy A-7.2).
Any faculty, staff member, or student who violates this prohibition, or who does not
cooperate with the college in its attempts to maintain a drug-free environment, will
face disciplinary action up to and including expulsion or dismissal from UVU.
Individuals violating any town ordinances, state criminal laws, or federal laws relating
to alcohol or drug use (including tobacco use) also are subject to substantial legal
sanctions including fines and imprisonment.
If you are caught under the influence on UVU property, you will be subject to consequences
through the UVU Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Office