Annual distribution of U-M's Alcohol and Other Drug Policy

12/03/2018

The University of Michigan strives to maintain a campus community free of the adverse effects from the misuse and abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

The University of Michigan strives to maintain a campus community free of the adverse effects from the misuse and abuse of alcohol and other drugs. The university has adopted the following policy in support of our mission and in compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1991. The University is required to have an alcohol and other drug policy and distribute this policy annually to all employees and students.

Alcohol abuse is the primary national public health issue on college campuses. Students, faculty and staff are responsible for being fully aware of the requirements of the University policy as well as local, state and federal laws regarding alcohol and other drugs. This policy directly contributes to an individual’s ability to make thoughtful choices, which reduce harm and promote well-being.

Alcohol and other drug abuse can cost our community in significant ways including loss of potential, opportunity, health, and even life. The entire community working together to better understand, address and respond to alcohol and other drug issues creates a respectful and safe environment which helps all of us set the standard for community and excellence at the University of Michigan. The policy in its entirety can be found here.

The 2018 Alcohol and Other Drug Biennial Review Committee endorsed the following policy updates:

  • External sanctions (section 8) include:
    • Clarification of policy implications as a result of Proposal 18-1 regarding the possession and use of limited amounts of recreational marijuana
    • Updated alcohol offenses to include new Minor in Possession law, False Identification, Drunk Driving and Open Intox
  • Health Risks (section 4) now include vaping and edibles for marijuana
  • Included Smoke-free campus policy (section 2) changes
  • Updated new office locations (during renovation period) and office name changes

If you have questions about the policy, please contact your unit’s human resources consultant or HR business partner.  For help with substance abuse prevention or treatment, please contact:

Campus: Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office Phone:  (734) 936-8660

Michigan Medicine: Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience Phone: (734) 763-5409