Drug Free Workplace
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The University of Illinois is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace in compliance with the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 enacted by the United States Congress. The unlawful possession, use, distribution, dispensation, sale or manufacture of controlled substances is prohibited on University premises. Violation of this policy may result in the imposition of employment discipline as defined for specific employee categories by existing University policies, statutes, rules, regulations, employment contracts and labor agreements.
UIC supports the choice of students and employees who are 21 or over to abstain from consuming alcoholic beverages or to consume alcoholic beverages responsibly. UIC prohibits alcohol consumption by minors and violators of this policy will be subjected to the full penalties of the laws governing the state of Illinois. The policy is designed to promote the positive, healthy use of alcoholic beverages in a responsible manner. Students and employees must ensure that their consumption of alcohol at university functions and/or in residence halls will not create a hazard to themselves, other students/staff/faculty, university property, the university’s reputation, or the public. The university permits the consumption of alcoholic beverages at certain conventions, conferences, and cultural and educational activities. The specific approval of the chancellor is required on an event-by-event basis to sell or serve alcoholic beverages.
Use of Alcohol in Residence Halls
The possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages in residence halls is governed by regulations in the Resident Student Handbook. UIC prohibits alcohol consumption by minors and violators of this policy will be subjected to the full penalties of the laws governing the state of Illinois. The alcohol policy for the residence halls has been instituted with the understanding that alcoholic beverages may be consumed in accordance with Illinois state law by individuals in student rooms. The university expects students who choose to consume alcoholic beverages to drink sensibly and responsibly.
The unlawful or unauthorized possession, use, distribution, dispensation, sale, or manufacture of controlled substances is prohibited on university premises.
UIC became a tobacco-free campus on July 1, 2013. Under this policy, all forms of tobacco are prohibited anywhere within campus boundaries. For further information, visit Tobacco-Free at UIC.