Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

The university is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all our students. As such, we seek to prevent the abuse of alcohol and illegal drugs. In compliance with federal requirements under the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, we provide you with information regarding the UO’s drug and alcohol policies as well as resources for the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse. We are devoted to maintaining a healthy living and learning environment through the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse.

Alcohol and Other Drugs

The use of drugs, such as alcohol, can have negative consequences on your college experience. It is important to understand these consequences and your perspective on drug use before you are in a situation where you are pressured to make a decision that could negatively affect you. We have several resources to help you understand the potential negative effects of drugs and to connect you with people on campus who can help.


Before using cannabis products, it is important to know the policies and guidelines concerning use both on campus and in the state of Oregon. Although recreational use is legal in the state of Oregon for those 21-years-old and older, cannabis use is not permitted on campus. Make sure you are aware of these laws and guidelines before using.

Hosting a Safe Party

Being a part of our community and the communities surrounding campus means hosting parties and other gatherings responsibly. It is important that you are aware of and understand the responsibilities of hosting a party. You should also make sure you understand all the policies regarding hosting parties before you host one of your own.