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Alcohol and Drug Policies

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.