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Guide to Campus Living - Substance Use/Weapons Policies

Substance Use Policy

Alcohol Use

  • State and federal law prohibits the use of alcohol by anyone under the age of 21.
  • In compliance with these laws, the University of Maine does not permit the use of alcohol by anyone under the age of 21.
  • Students of any age, including over the age of 21 CANNOT furnish a place for students under the age of 21 to consume alcohol.
  • Students over the age of 21 CANNOT provide alcohol to students under the age of 21.
  • Alcohol may be consumed by students 21 or older inside a student’s residence hall room, so long as the resident of that room is over 21.
  • No students may possess or consume alcohol in public areas, including residence hall lounges, stairways and hallways.
  • If neither occupant of the student room is of legal drinking age then the use of alcoholic beverages in that room is prohibited. When a guest of legal age is visiting the guest is not permitted to possess or consume alcohol in the room.
  • Students of legal drinking age are not permitted to have a common source of alcohol in the residence halls, including but not limited to: punch bowls, barrels, kegs, kegorators, beer balls, etc.
  • While empty alcohol containers alone are not a violation of the Code of Student Conduct, they may be evidence of consumption in a conduct case.
  • Students are advised to refrain from collecting, storing or displaying empty alcoholic containers in their room.  Recycling rooms are provided in all residence halls and students are encouraged to recycle all their cans and bottles.

Other Drug Use

  • Students using a prescription drug may not allow anyone else to use this medication.
  • Sharing or selling of prescription drugs is illegal.
  • Use or distribution of illegal substances is not permitted, and is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Use of a legal substance in an inappropriate or harmful manner (example: huffing) is not permitted.
  • Drug paraphernalia is not permitted in any university residence, including but not limited to; bongs, pipes, water pipes, hookahs and scales. Possession of these types of items is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
  • As guided by state officials, medical marijuana is not an accommodation that made on campus.  For more information about medical marijuana, please contact Disability Services at 581-2366.

Tobacco Use

  • The University of Maine is a tobacco-free campus. This policy applies to faculty, staff, students, contractors, vendors and visitors. The use of tobacco and all smoking products is not permitted on any university-owned property, which includes but is not limited to; buildings, university grounds, parking areas, walkways, recreational and sporting facilities and university-owned vehicles.
  • Tobacco use by definition includes the possession of any lighted tobacco products, or the use of any type of smokeless tobacco.
  • For more information on tobacco-free campus, please see: .

Weapons Policy

  • Guns and ammunition of all kinds are prohibited from residence halls. This includes but is not limited to hunting rifles, air soft guns, paint ball guns, pellet guns and bb guns.
  • Bows and arrows, hunting knives (knives exceeding 4 inches in length), martial arts weapons, and ammunition are not permitted at any time in the residence halls.
  • Any of the items mentioned above must be stored at the Public Safety building (81 Rangeley Road) and retrieved only when exiting campus.  Keeping these items in vehicles is not permitted on University property.

Updated 10/22/2013


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