Regents' Policies


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UNM Policy Office

MSC05 3357
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Scholes Hall
114 A and B

Phone: (505) 277-2069

Regents' Policy Manual - Section 2.6: Drug Free Environment

Adopted Date: 09-12-1996
Amended: 06-12-2012


This policy applies to all members of the University community and all property owned, used, leased, or controlled by the University, or any site where official University business is being conducted.


The University is committed to fostering an environment for the pursuit of its mission that is free of drugs and the illegal or inappropriate use of alcohol. Drug and alcohol abuse at the University pose a serious threat to the health and welfare of faculty, staff, and students; impair performance; jeopardize the safety and well-being of other members of the University community and of the general public; and conflict with the responsibility of the University to foster a healthy atmosphere for the pursuit of education, research, and public service.

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of controlled substances or alcohol on University property or as part of any University activities by any member of the University community is strictly prohibited.

All members of the University community shall abide by this policy as a condition of employment or enrollment. Violation of this policy shall result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal and expulsion.


The President shall adopt administrative policies and procedures to implement this policy which shall be in accordance with the requirements of federal and state law. In addition, the President will maintain alcohol and drug-free awareness programs to inform all members of the University community about the issues and risks of substance abuse at the University.


The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, 41 U.S.C. § 701 et seq.; Section 22 of the Drug-Free School and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, 20 U.S.C. 1145g, 3224a; UAP 2140 ("Use and Possession of Alcohol on University Property"); "Policy on Illegal Drugs and Alcohol," UNM Pathfinder.