Alcohol & Other Drugs

The University of Northern Iowa adheres to the laws of the state of Iowa and strives to create an environment that supports healthy decisions and lifestyles. While the use of illegal drugs is prohibited, the university acknowledges and respects the rights of individuals to use alcohol in a legal and responsible manner, just as it acknowledges and respects the rights of individuals who choose not to use alcohol. Although the moderate consumption of alcohol may be an acceptable part of certain social activities, alcohol and drug abuse interferes with the ability of the university to achieve its mission and can adversely affect individuals, the university and the larger community. 

‌UNI's Alcohol Policy

Services Include

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  • About alcohol
  • Protective behavioral strategies
  • Alcohol myths & facts
  • Alcohol poisoning & additional resources

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How to Help/

  • How to Help guide
  • On-campus resources
  • Off-campus resources/after hours
  • Parent resources

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One-on-One Support

  • Brief alcohol screening and intervention for college students (BASICS)
  • Cannabis eCHECKUP TO GO consultation

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  • Campaigns 
  • Have Fun Without Alcohol
  • Programs/training
  • Self-help resources: BAC calculator, Ulifeline, apps and alternatives to substance use

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Law & UNI Policy

  • UNI policies
  • Iowa laws


Student Wellness Services uses research and theory-driven best practices in health promotion and health communication to develop wellness campaigns that promote healthy behaviors regarding alcohol and other drugs, sleep, sexual health, stress and more.