Alcohol & Other Drugs Policy
We meet with students regarding alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct or the Residence Hall Handbook that relate to alcohol and drug misuse. Our goal is to support students while upholding university policy as well as all applicable local, state and federal laws.
Student Code of Conduct - Article II, Section 7
The code of conduct exists to educate students in understanding their rights and responsibilities as members of a safe, civil, and ethical academic community. Though formal in language, the manner in which students experience the judicial process involves respect, due process, and education designed to prevent and mitigate harm. Colleges and universities nationwide acknowledge that alcohol use is a question that each student must answer for himself or herself. The code is a helpful resource in understanding the University’s position on alcohol abuse, underage use, and the requirements imposed by the State of Idaho in the issuing of sanctions related to violations of the university’s alcohol policies.
The section pertaining to alcohol use is Article II, Section 7 of the Code of Conduct:
A-7. Use and Misuse of Substances.
- Smoking in violation of APM 35.28.
- Using, possessing, manufacturing, cultivating, selling, or distributing any state or federally controlled drug, substance, or paraphernalia, including, but not limited to, marijuana, heroin, narcotics, or other controlled substances, in violation of any applicable law or University policy. Inhaling or ingesting any substance (e.g., nitrous oxide, glue, paint, etc.) that is intended to alter a student’s mental state without a prescription is also prohibited. See the University’s Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Education publication (available through the Office of the Dean of Students) for more information.
- Consuming, possessing, manufacturing, or distributing alcoholic beverages in violation of any applicable law or University policy (see APM 80.01 for alcohol permit requirements). Alcoholic beverages may not, in any circumstance, be consumed or possessed by, or distributed to, any person under twenty-one (21) years of age. Except at permitted events pursuant to APM 80.01, alcoholic beverages may not be possessed or consumed by any student under any circumstances on campus in areas open to the general public, which areas include, but are not limited to, lounges, student union buildings, recreation rooms, conference rooms, athletic facilities, and other public areas of University-owned buildings or grounds.
- Public intoxication.
The Moscow Police Department and the University of Idaho want to ensure a safe and secure Vandal game day experience, as well as compliance with state law.
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