University Health Service

The University of Michigan seeks to provide an environment free of the adverse effects of alcohol and other drug abuse.

U-M  Alcohol and Other Drug Policy for Students, Faculty and Staff:  Members of the university community can be held accountable for violations of this policy as well as federal, state and local laws and ordinances. The University Policy outlines prevention, education and intervention efforts, and consequences for policy violations.

Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Hosting Off-Campus Parties: Things to Remember for Responsible Hosting

Choose to be Safe and Legal briefly describes the laws, policies and ordinances involving alcohol and other drugs.

Medical Amnesty helps ensure that minors at medical risk as a result of alcohol intoxication will receive prompt and appropriate medical attention.

Smoke-free Campus Initiative

Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Act Federal Biennial Review: All institutions of higher education are required by federal law to conduct a biennial review of campus alcohol and other drug programs and policies every other year. The Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Program oversees the review.  

The 2016 Biennial Review Committee had 40 members, including faculty, staff and students. The committee determined that the university is in compliance with federal requirements for policy. They unanimously endorsed the following:

  1. Language to address alcohol storage on campus
  2. Expansion of the Medical Amnesty provision, and
  3. Other minor revisions.

They also noted that most of the 2014 recommendations have been implemented successfully, including the formation of the Law Enforcement Collaborative, which brings together campus and community officials to share data and evaluate potential legal strategies. For the full report, please contact Wolverine Wellness at contactUHS@umich.edu or 734-763-1320.

The next review is anticipated in Summer 2018.