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 Possesion)- 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 are driving.
  • 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

For drug class schedule and effects:
Drug Class Schedule and Effects Table (pdf)

To find help quitting smoking
Smoking Cessation Program

For more information about substance abuse treatment:
Visit the Utah County Health Department