In these documents, you will find policies and expectations regarding the use and possession of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs. These policies apply to all faculty, staff, and students: 1) on University property; 2) at University-sponsored events; or 3) at events sponsored by University-recognized organizations. The University recognizes its responsibility to provide educational and prevention programs, and also recognizes the importance of individual and group responsibility for compliance. The University of Montana does not assume responsibility for individual acts and group activities.
The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 prohibits "the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance" in the workplace. Personnel actions consistent with University policy and all applicable state and federal laws will be taken against any violator of this Act.
The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 prohibit, at a minimum, "the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees" on school and campus property or as part of any school or campus activity. Standards that are more rigid than those required by this Act may be imposed. Personnel and Student Conduct Code action will be taken against any violator of this Act.
University clubs, organizations, and campus events include, but are not limited to, sport groups, academic honoraries, athletic teams, ROTC, service organizations, sponsored parties, tailgate parties, dances, picnics, banquets, field trips, sponsored recreational events, and social functions. The possession, use, and consumption of alcoholic beverages by University-recognized clubs and organizations, and at campus events, must conform to local ordinances, state and federal laws, and policies established by the Board of Regents and The University of Montana.
Each club or organization shall adhere to the University's alcohol risk management guidelines.
A University-recognized student organization that sponsors any gathering, meeting, or other activity off campus that involves alcoholic beverages must meet the same requirements that apply to on-campus events, with the exception of the following privileges and restrictions.
Violations of University alcohol regulations are also violations of The University of Montana Student Conduct Code. Violators are subject to disciplinary action pursuant to the Code. The University, including ASUM, may deny privileges to a student organization or impose other sanctions for alcohol violations.