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Alcohol & Other Drugs Policy

We address 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.

As a student, it is important to understand university policies regarding alcohol and the conduct process. If you are under 21, it is illegal to consume alcohol on or off campus.

The code of conduct exists to educate students in understanding their rights and responsibilities as members of a safe, civil, and ethical academic community. The disciplinary 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 themselves. The code is a helpful resource in understanding the university’s position on alcohol and the requirements imposed by the State of Idaho in the issuing of sanctions related to violations of the university’s alcohol policies. 

Article II, Section 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.
  • 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.

View the Student Code of Conduct

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875 Perimeter Dr. MS 2431
Moscow, ID 83844-2431

Phone: 208-885-6757

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