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community should be aware, however, that the University will take action when its policies on the use, possession, distribution, and sale of alcohol have been violated as detailed in these policies. The University will also cooperate with local, state, and federal authorities in the detection and prosecution of alcohol related defense.

For further information on UCCS Alcohol policies visit the website: http://www/~vcaf/docs/100-003%20Alochol%20Policy.pdf

Illegal Drugs

UCCS prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance, or of illicit drugs and alcohol, on university property or as part of any university activity, in compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act and the Drug-Free Workplace Act.  This prohibition applies to all students and to all employees.  Any employee (including student employees) whose act in violation with the above policy also results in a criminal conviction must report the conviction in writing to the employee's supervisor within five days.  The University, in turn, is obliged by law to report certain convictions to the federal government.

University sanctions for violation of this policy may include, but are not limited to, mandatory participation in a rehabilitation program, or disciplinary action such as reprimand, suspension, salary reduction, demotion, or termination of employment for employees, and for students a warning, probation, suspension, ineligibility for financial assistance, or dismissal or expulsion from the University.

Many of the acts which violate this policy also violate criminal law and must be referred for prosecution.  In such cases, law enforcement authorities may administer a separate penalty such as a fine or imprisonment.

In addition to the legal and financial consequences associated with the abuse of drugs and alcohol, the physical and psychological effects of such abuse can have a devastating effect upon the ability to perform physical and intellectual skills required of a student or employee.  It can also impair the ability to develop and maintain the interpersonal skills and the working relationships essential to an effective working and learning environment.

UCCS provides education, counseling, and referral for rehabilitative treatment relating to drug and alcohol abuse.  Employees should contact the Benefits Office for information regarding treatment options.  Students can get additional information from the University Counseling Center, Main Hall 324, 255-3257.


University of Colorado Board of Regents

WHEREAS the possession of firearms, explosives, and other dangerous or illegal weapons on or within any University of Colorado campus, leased building, areas under the jurisdiction of the local campus police department or areas where such possession interferes with the learning and working environment is inconsistent with the academic mission of the University and, in fact, seriously undermines it;

WHEREAS it threatens the tranquility of the educational environment in an intimidating way and it contributes in an offensive manner to unacceptable climate of violence;

WHEREAS the University educational mission should attempt to teach and model those values which are held to be important to the nation as a whole;

The current report is available in print upon request.

The 2007 report is located at
The latest report is available at
Previous reports are available at