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Students enjoying picnic early in fall semester

Substance-Free housing is a Living-Learning Community sponsored by University Housing and Residence Life and provides a living opportunity for both incoming first-year and returning students. 

Students in this Living-Learning Community must commit that they (and their guests) will not possess or consume alcoholic beverages, smoking or tobacco products, or use illegal substances in the residence hall. University Housing and Residence Life strongly enforces expectations that all residence halls comply with all federal, state and University regulations related to the use or possession of alcohol and other drugs. Substance-Free rooms offer an additional measure of support for those who choose to live a lifestyle free of substances including but not limited to alcohol, cigarettes and other smoking materials as well as all illicit drugs. Substance-Free residents of the University are expected to adhere to this policy inside residence halls. 

University Housing and Residence Life hold students under contract to higher community standards and members of the community are expected to hold their guest to these standards, too. These include, but are not limited to: 

More information is included in the Interest Form. If you are interested in this option, please complete the interest form, including a brief statement of interest, and acknowledge the expectations for participating in this community.  

If you would like additional information about the Substance-Free LLC, contact the Housing Assignments office at 304-293-2811 or