Substance-Free Environment

It's The Law

Residents and guests in any part of a University Housing facility are expected to comply with federal and local regulations regarding the use of alcohol and other drugs. In addition, all parts of all residence halls are designated non-smoking. The law and our non-smoking policy are enforced throughout on-campus housing.

The University of Michigan campus (including all residence halls and apartments) is smoke-free both indoors and out.

Approximately 20% of our living spaces are designated as substance-free. New students can request assignment to substance-free rooms on their housing application.

The substance-free room option offers an additional measure of support for students who choose not to drink, smoke or use illegal drugs.

  • No tobacco products of any kind are kept in the room, regardless of whether they are actually used.
  • Alcoholic beverages and behavior stemming from their use is not permitted in the room, regardless of the student’s age.
  • Illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia and items promoting a drug culture (posters, clothing, etc.) are not kept or displayed in the room.

Community members who voluntarily choose a substance-free environmnet are committed to that choice and believe it is significant to their success at the University of Michigan. University Housing also takes this commitment seriously.

For policies related to substance–free rooms and conflict resolution arising from non-compliance, see the guide at the Community Living at Michigan site.

University Housing is a unit of Student Life, and an equal opportunity educator and employer.

For housing related questions, please contact University Housing.
Phone: (734) 763-3164