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Substance-Free Housing

The Substance Free Program is sponsored by the Office of Residence Life, and provides a living opportunity for students of all class years. Although there is already a strongly enforced expectation that all residence hall rooms and public spaces comply with all federal, state, and college regulations related to the use or possession of alcohol and other drugs. Substance Free Rooms offer an additional measure of support for those individuals who choose not to drink or use drugs.

Substances are defined to include alcohol, cigarettes, and other smoking materials as well as all illicit drugs. Students in Substance Free Housing sign an agreement to keep their room free from substances at all times.

For first-year students, substance free is a roommate matching attribute. Groups of substance free rooms will be clustered together on each first-year floor.