Alcohol and Other Drugs

UNT regulates the use of alcohol and other drugs by its students. The risks and consequences of alcohol and drug misuse for college students is well-documented. Research has linked alcohol and other drugs to increased risk of death, injury, assault, sexual assault, academic problems, health problems, vandalism and property damage (visit http://collegedrinkingprevention.gov/StatsSummaries/snapshot.aspx for more information).

Students are not permitted to:

  • Possess or consume alcohol while under the age of 21, be intoxicated due to alcohol while under the age of 21, or engage in other conduct violating the university policy on the use of alcoholic beverages.
  • Produce or distribute alcohol except as expressly permitted by law and university policy.
  • Drive while under the influence of alcohol or any other drug.
  • Possess or use a controlled substance, marijuana, or a prescription drug in a manner prohibited.
  • Grow, produce or distribute a controlled substance, marijuana, or a prescription drug, except as expressly permitted by law and university policy.

Engaging in misconduct can result in a referral to the Dean of Students Office. If found responsible for misconduct, students are subject to sanction. Sanctions can include probation and educational referrals designed to assist students. Serious or repeated misconduct can result in removal from the residence halls, suspension, and expulsion from UNT.

Students seeking assistance with concerns about alcohol or other drugs are encouraged to talk with an RA, hall director, or other employee. The Substance Abuse Resource Center (SARC) provides evidence-based individual, group, and environmental-level education regarding alcohol and other drug use. Counseling and Testing can provide confidential counseling, assistance and support to students with alcohol and other drug concerns. The Student Health and Wellness Center provides confidential medical and psychiatric services.

For more information on UNT’s programs, services, and policies relating to alcohol and other drugs, please review UNT’s Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Biennial Report.