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.

Standards of Conduct

In keeping with these objectives, the University maintains an alcohol- and drug-free workplace consistent with its Code of Conduct and in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on UVU property or as part of UVU activities is strictly prohibited (UVU Policy 155).

UVU Policy 155 Alcohol- and Drug-free Workplace

Policy 541 - Student Code of Conduct

Health Risks

UVU is an institution committed to providing professional help for individuals who may have a drug and /or alcohol problems on campus. If you are aware of a UVU student, staff, or faculty who have substance abuse problems you can contact your instructor or Wellness Programs at 801-863-8127 for assistance.

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Legal Sanctions: Local, State, Federal Law  

Alcohol and Drugs Terms 

Local Law

State Law 

Federal Law  

Disciplinary Sanctions

Any faculty, staff member, or student who violates the standards of conduct, 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, dismissal, termination of employment and referral for prosecution. Disciplinary action may include the completion of an appropriate rehabilitation program (UVU Policy 155).

UVU Policy 155 Alcohol- and Drug-free Workplace

Policy 371 - Corrective Actions and Termination for Staff Employees

Policy 541 - Student Code of Conduct





2021-2023 Academic Years

Biennial Review

(Drug & Alcohol Prevention Review)

Utah Valley University Wellness Programs is the office responsible for drug, alcohol, and substance abuse prevention efforts on campus. UVU Wellness Programs is under Recreation & Wellness which is part of Student Life.

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Quit Smoking

Wellness Programs has partnered with the American Lung Association and the Utah State Health Department to offer UVU students a variety of smoking cessation resources!

Smoking Cessation Program

Resources for Counseling, Treatment, Rehabilitation and Re-entry


Safe Harbor

UVU has a Safe Harbor program that affords students protection from penalty if a student in good faith, self-reports their own addiction or substance misuse to the appropriate university officials before the threat of drug testing and/or discipline. Students seeking safe harbor should contact the office of Student Rights and Accountability. More information about Safe Harbor can be found in UVU Policy 541 Student Code of Conduct

Campus 12 Step Recovery Meetings

12 Step Recovery Meetings

Thursday, 12:00 - 1:00pm in SL 216K, this open meeting is for those in any stage of recovery from any type of addiction and/or codependency.

The only requirement for attendance is the desire to be sober and healthy.

*UVU Parking Garage validation available for meetings. Passport Parking app with account required for validation.

Prescription Take Back

  • University of Utah – 145 W 1300 S Orem, Utah 84058
  • IHC Health Service, INC. - 505 w 400 N Orem, Utah 84057
  • Walgreen CO. - 1550 N State St. Orem, Utah 84057
  • Utah CVS Pharmacy, L.L.C. - 475 East State RD. American Fork, Utah 84003
  • Edgemont Pharmacy - 3661 N Canyon RD. Provo, Utah 84604
  • Walgreen CO. - 1315 N. State St. Provo, Utah 840604
  • Mountainlands Family Pharmacy - 589 South State St. Provo, Utah 84606
  • Orem Police Department – 45 South State St. Orem, Utah 84058