The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to the prevention of alcohol and other drug abuse on campus. Within the context of the University's educational tradition, the focus will be toward informed choices and the exercise of personal responsibility as applied to the use/misuse of alcohol and other drugs. UNLV accepts the responsibility to guarantee that adequate information and positive support are accessible to all members of the university community.
- To create an environment that will be free from drug/alcohol abuse;
- To encourage a change in attitude in relation to the inappropriate use of alcohol and illicit drugs;
- To encourage alcohol/drug free activities within the campus community and offer support to those students who choose not to use alcohol and illicit drugs.
Standards of Conduct
Unlawful possession, use or distribution of any illicit drug or alcohol is clearly prohibited. A Student Events policy regulating the use of alcohol within the campus community is available through the Office of Student Activities Director.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) fully complies with and supports all legal sanctions as stipulated in federal, state, county and city regulations. A complete listing of all regulations is available for review at the Office of Public Safety.
All members of this community need to be aware of the health risks associated with the excessive use/abuse of alcohol or any illicit mood altering drugs. Some of the most common risks encountered are:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Liver and Pancreas Disease
- Maladaptive Sexual Functioning
- Possible exposure to AIDS
- Respiratory Infections
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Possible Psychosis
- Possible Permanent Brain Damage
All students are eligible and are encouraged to participate in the Drug/Alcohol Awareness Program here at UNLV. Assessments and interventions are conducted in a private, confidential manner. Access to information and education specific to drug/alcohol use/abuse is available. Counseling is available to all students as well as appropriate treatment referral. Self Help groups such as: AA, NA, and ACOA are available here on campus. Please feel free to call should you need further information. While abroad please speak to your on-site program director or contact UNLV International Programs for referrals and assistance.
In the event of any violation of stated laws, regulations applicable to the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol, disciplinary sanctions will be initiated. These actions may range from: warnings (verbal, written), loss of certain privileges, probation, suspension or final termination. In addition, any violation of federal, state, county or city regulations may result in arrest, fines, or possible incarceration.
For further information or assistance as regards to this policy, please feel free to call the Campus Drug and Alcohol Awareness Program at 895-3627. The program is located in the Student Services Building, Room 201.