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Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

UWF prohibits the use of tobacco products by students, staff, faculty and visitors in all University facilities, property, vehicles, owned or leased, regardless of location.

Alcoholic Beverages on Campus Property

Any individual serving, possessing, using, consuming, distributing or selling alcohol on any UWF campus must abide by all applicable federal, state, local laws and ordinances and University and Board of Governors regulations and policies related to alcohol.


Florida Statutes and the UWF Student Code of Conduct prohibit the manufacturing, possession, dispensing, selling and consumption of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. Violation of these regulations will subject a student to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion from the University. Disciplinary action by the University does not preclude the filing of criminal charges against a student; nor does the filing of criminal charges preclude the taking of disciplinary action by the University. Educational and informational materials concerning the use, misuse and abuse of drugs are available from Wellness Services.

Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989.

This federal law requires that institutions of higher education provide students and employees with a copy of the written policies and laws related to drugs and alcohol. The University clearly prohibits the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its property or as part of any of its activities. To obtain information on applicable legal sanctions, the health risks associated with drug and alcohol abuse, available counseling and treatment programs, and disciplinary sanctions associated with student and employee violations, visit Drug Free Campus or contact the Dean of Students office at 850.474.2384 or Wellness Services at 850.473.7112.

Drug Free Biennial Review Report 2022 DAAPP


In the belief that education can exercise some control over the spread of HIV/AIDS and help the public to respond in a reasonable manner, the State of Florida is committed to providing the university communities and communities at large with education on the nature and transmission of the disease and the rights of individuals with HIV/AIDS.

The medical director of Student Health Services is designated as the HIV/AIDS counselor and is available to the student body and employees to answer questions and provide counseling with regard to the disease. Appointments with the HIV/AIDS counselor will be confidential; call 850.474.2172. Wellness Services provides educational programs on campus and informational materials about sexual health.