The substance free agreement is used by the Office of Residence Life in matching roommates and is available for 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. The substance free agreement offers 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 who agree to be substance free in housing agree to keep their room free from substances at all times.
First-year students have the opportunity to complete the substance free agreement when submitting their initial housing application. The Office of Residence Life & Housing attempts to match students who complete a substance free agreement as roommates during the first-year housing assignment process.