University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Comments sought on alcohol and drugs policy

A campus-wide comment period will be held April 3 – 16, 2013, for Policy 6.4, Alcohol and Drugs.

It is important to note that this is not a new policy. An interim Alcohol and Drugs policy was signed on November 11, 2011. The document posted for comment only expands and revises the interim policy document to cover all existing UND alcohol and drug policies and to meet compliance with federal and state laws including but not limited to the Jeanne Clery Act, the Drug Free Workplace Act, the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, and North Dakota Century Code.

This document has been reviewed by the Policy Advisory Group which includes representation from all vice president divisions and EERC.

The final policy document will take into consideration feedback received during the campus-wide comment period and that of nationally recognized alcohol and drug abuse prevention consultants Jason Kilmer and Linda Major who will visit campus in late April.

Policy Statement: University of North Dakota (UND) prohibits the unlawful or unauthorized manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use, or sale of alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, and illegal drugs on campus. The impairment by alcohol or drugs of any student or employee while participating in an academic function, or of employees when reporting for work or engaging in work – during normal work hours or other times when required to be at work – is also prohibited. UND employees and students are required to abide by all federal and state laws, local ordinances, State Board of Higher Education policies, and other related requirements regarding the consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, and illegal drugs.

Reason for Policy: UND is responsible for maintaining alcohol and drug policies in compliance with federal and state laws including but not limited to the Jeanne Clery Act, the Drug Free Workplace Act, the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, and the North Dakota Century Code. UND must adhere to State Board of Higher Education policies 615 and 918.

To view this policy document in its entirety (including procedures) and to provide comments, visit the Division of Finance and Operations’ policy website:

  • New and Revised Policy Updates: http://und.edu/finance-operations/policy-new-revised.cfm

Contact Jennifer Rogers, Policy Advisory Group, if you have questions: 777-4392.