The NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) reports that each year 1,400 college students die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries. In addition, alcohol is involved in 500,000 unintentional injuries, 600,000 assaults, and 70,000 cases of sexual assault and acquaintance rape.

Drugs (substances) include alcohol, illicit drugs, tobacco, caffeine, and prescription and over-the-counter medications. On this website, you will find information and resources on alcohol and illicit drugs. It is important for UNCG students and employees to know about these substances, and we encourage your feedback and questions.


Drugs & Alcohol Resources


National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

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Under the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315) adopted by Congress in 2008, UNCG prohibits the unlawful manufacture, possession, use or distribution of controlled substances or illicit drugs on its campus. UNCG will take all lawful actions necessary to eliminate illegal drugs from our campus community. UNCG also adheres to UNC System policy on Illegal Drugs, adopted by the Board of Governors on January 15, 1988, and published in The UNC Policy Manual, section 1300.1. (See https://www.northcarolina.edu/apps/policy/index.php).


UNCG Smoking Policy

The university has adopted an outdoor smoking policy effective August 1, 2008.

The policy reads: “Smoking shall be prohibited outdoors within 25 feet of any campus building unless designation otherwise has been provided. Wherever possible, ash urns and other provisions made available to smokers should be located to positions outside the 25 foot perimeter of buildings. No facilities shall be approved or areas otherwise designated within 25 feet of any entrance, outdoor air intake, or operable window.“

Tips before you Sip

Before drinking, always know the type and exact amount of alcohol in your cup. Did you know that you can use the lines on a solo cup to measure standard drinks of alcohol? When you know what’s in your cup, you  can keep track of what you are drinking!


In the United States, a “standard” drink is any drink that contains about 0.6 fluid ounces or 14 grams of “pure” alcohol. Although the drinks pictured below are different sizes, each contains approximately the same amount of alcohol and counts as a single drink.


UNCG’s Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program Report

In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) and Part 86 of the Department of Education’s General Administrative Regulations, UNCG must distribute its Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program (DAAPP) report to all students and employees on an annual basis. UNCG’s Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program Report is located here.