Policy on Alcohol and Illegal Drugs
UIC supports the choice of students and employees who are 21 or over to abstain from consuming alcoholic beverages or to consume alcoholic beverages responsibly. UIC prohibits alcohol consumption by minors and violators of this policy will be subjected to the full penalties of the laws governing the state of Illinois. The policy is designed to promote the positive, healthy use of alcoholic beverages in a responsible manner. Students and employees must ensure that their consumption of alcohol at university functions and/or in residence halls will not create a hazard to themselves, other students/staff/faculty, university property, the university's reputation, or the public. The university permits the consumption of alcoholic beverages at certain conventions, conferences, and cultural and educational activities. The specific approval of the chancellor is required on an event-by-event basis to sell or serve alcoholic beverages.
Use of Alcoholic Beverages in Residence Halls
The possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages in residence halls is governed by regulations in the “Campus Housing Handbook.” The alcohol policy for the residence halls has been instituted with the understanding that alcoholic beverages may be consumed in accordance with Illinois state law by individuals in student rooms. The university expects students who choose to consume alcoholic beverages to drink sensibly and responsibly.
The unlawful or unauthorized possession, use, distribution, dispensation, sale, or manufacture of controlled substances is prohibited on university premises while conducting university business.
UIC is committed to creating and maintaining a healthy, productive environment for its students, faculty, and staff. Compelling evidence now exists that links long-term exposure to secondhand smoke with increased risks for nonsmokers. UIC is a smoke-free environment.
- Smoking is prohibited in all indoor locations, entry areas inside and within close proximity outside of buildings, and outdoor eating locations designated by the chancellor. Some residence hall areas may be designated smoking permitted.
- Smoking is prohibited in UIC owned or leased vehicles.
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