Student Campus Life AOD Philisophy Statement
The University of Vermont and the Division of Student and Campus Life care
deeply about each and every UVM student. We are invested in their success and
in their health and safety. Collectively, our goal is to ensure that all members
of our community - including students, faculty and staff - feel free to pursue
personal and academic enrichment in a healthy environment that promotes and
As a division, we are strongly committed to creating a community that allows our students to live and learn freely, openly and safely. We encourage students to question conventions, entertain new ideas, and explore new opportunities and experiences.
However, this new found freedom cannot be at the expense of individual or community harm. Like many other colleges, The University of Vermont is dedicated to reducing the prevalence and impact of high-risk substance use. We remain intolerant of behavior that has negative impacts for both the community and individuals. Through a basis of mutual respect and a proactive, educational approach, we will hold individuals accountable for their actions and work with those who wish to change their behavior.
All of us at UVM share the responsibility for the success of this vision, and are equally accountable, as members of this community, to make the decisions that create a strong vibrant community of learners.