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Alcohol & Other Drugs

The University of Maryland is committed to the health and safety of our community and believes we all have a role to play in keeping ourselves and each other safe. The recreational or nonmedical use of alcohol or other drugs by members of the campus community jeopardizes the safety of the individual and the campus community, and detracts from the academic learning process. The University of Maryland is therefore committed to having a campus that is free of the recreational or nonmedical use of alcohol or other drugs. In keeping with this commitment, it is the policy of the University that the illegal or nonmedical use of alcohol or other drugs is prohibited on or off University property or as part of University-sponsored activities. 

Violation of the alcohol and other drug policies will result in University disciplinary action.


Below are the University’s policies and programs.

The State of Maryland's law relating to cannabis (marijuana, THC, and other products) changes as of July 1, 2023.

UMD is a Cannabis-Free Campus has more information on the Cannabis Law Change and the impact at UMD.

If you seek help while illegally under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, the UMD Policy on Promoting Responsible Action in Medical Emergencies provides relief from University administrative or disciplinary action if either a University official or other authority is contacted in a timely fashion.

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