University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Alcohol and Drugs policy revised

President Kelley signed UND policy 6.4, Alcohol and Drugs, on July 17. While this policy is not new – the interim policy was signed by President Kelley on November 4, 2011 – the entire policy document has been significantly revised to better encompass alcohol and drug policy/procedural information from various factions across campus, consolidating and streamlining information that meets the requirements set forth by the State Board Higher Education, Clery Act, Drug Free Workplace Act, Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and the North Dakota Century Code. The revised document was prepared by the Policy Advisory Group, was reviewed by alcohol consultants Linda Major and Jason Kilmer, and has gone through the customary Finance and Operations’ campus-wide comment period.

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), visit the Division of Finance and Operations’ policy website:

Contact Jennifer Rogers, special projects assistant to the VPFO, if you have questions: 777.4392.

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