A substance-free environment is one in which all residents and their guests agree to keep their space free from substances at all times. Substances are defined to include alcohol, cigarettes, and other smoking materials, as well as illicit and illegal drugs. While there is an expectation for the entire community to comply with all College, local, state, and federal regulations regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs, the sub-free housing option provides an added measure of support for people who choose not to smoke, drink, or use other drugs. Residence life and housing is committed to maintaining substance-free communities within each of our residential areas in proportion to the desire for those spaces.
Students must register for substance-free status each year in order to reside in a designated sub-free community. Please check the room choosing calendar for the deadline to register in advance of the mod lottery.
Substance-free lottery groups are groups composed entirely of students who have a current registration on file with the HOO (meaning they have submitted the registration prior to the deadline) and will participate in the regular lottery process. Substance-free groups should mark the "substance free" section in the lottery registration form.
Residence life and housing is committed to maintaining substance-free beds in the mods as long as there is a need for them. If a substance-free group has not already won a mod in a particular size mod group based on points, the substance-free group with the most points will win the last available mod of that size.
Yes. Only professional residence life and housing staff have access to your responses, and they are kept strictly confidential. Any information you submit is used only for the purpose of housing you.
We are committed to providing substance-free spaces for any students who need them. Prior to your arrival on campus, contact the housing operations office directly to discuss your options. Once the semester is under way, please contact your current area coordinator to start the process. We will work with you to find a space that meets your needs as quickly as possible within the confines of current vacancies.