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 .05 grams or greater at the time of the test.  
  • MIP (Minor in Possession)- 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 Fulton Library is classified as an "air intake building". For more info, please visit Utah Indoor Clean Air Act.
  • Alcohol. Use, possession, distribution, being under the influence of alcoholic beverages or paraphernalia on the university campus or at university-sponsored events or activities, and other conduct prohibited by UVU Policy 157 Alcoholic Beverages, Unlawful Drugs, and other Illegal Substances. Alcoholic beverages may not, in any circumstance, be used by, possessed by, or distributed to any person under 21 years of age.

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 UVU (UVU Policy 157, & 324).

To advance the educational objectives of Utah Valley University, this Student Code of Conduct (“Student Code”) establishes standards and procedures necessary to maintain a community conducive to UVU’s three core values: exceptional care, exceptional accountability and exceptional results. This Student Code supports the intellectual, personal, social, and ethical development of all members of the community by promoting the values of civility, integrity, inclusivity, respect, and responsibility. Students at the university are expected to uphold these values through the exercise of their personal freedom and reasoned discourse. This Student Code also establishes the conduct expectations for students of Utah Valley University, outlines students’ rights and due process procedures for addressing alleged student violations of university policies, delineates the range of disciplinary sanctions for violations and establishes procedures for appeal of disciplinary sanctions.

3.16 Safe harbor: For purposes of this policy, safe harbor is a provision that affords students
protection from penalty if a student, in good faith, self-reports their own addiction to the
appropriate university officials before the threat of drug testing and/or discipline

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

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.





2016-2017 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 Campus Recreation & Wellness which is part of Student Life.

View the ReportVIEW THE REPORT

Drug Effects

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.

View a list of Effects

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 more information about substance abuse treatment

Drug & Alcohol Recovery Resources

Drug or alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or re-entry programs available to employees and students—including help quitting smoking—are described on UVU’s Drug & Alcohol Policy website at https://www.uvu.edu/wellness/aboutus/drug-policy.html

Prescription Take Back

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