The University of Nevada, Reno has joined other colleges and universities across the nation in encouraging the elimination of alcohol and other drug abuse on our campus and in our community. The University believes that the unlawful possession or use of drugs, including alcohol, and the abuse of alcohol and any drug by students constitutes a grave threat to their physical and mental well-being, and significantly impedes the process of learning and personal development.
The Office of Student Conduct offers educational and treatment programs (listed below) for students enrolled at the University. Eligibility for these programs is limited to those individuals enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno, who are involved in substance-related misconduct and referred by the Office of Student Conduct and Residential Life, or self-referral by the student himself/herself. We actively encourage students involved in the criminal process to seek referrals to these programs from the court (when applicable to the resolution in court).
For information on participating in any of these programs, please contact us.
An educational program designed to assist mild to moderate alcohol abusers and/or policy violators in correcting behavior through enforcement and instruction. This program offers a one-on-one experience with a trained alcohol counselor/educator to provide individual information and guidance to students, including tools to make choices to reduce binge drinking and to assist students in setting healthy goals for reducing abusive and/or underage drinking.
An educational program designed to assist first-time student violations of our University substance abuse policy for possession/use of marijuana in correcting the student's behavior through enforcement and instruction. This program offers a one-on-one experience with a trained substance abuse counselor/educator to provide individual information and guidance to students, including tools to make choices to prevent use of illegal substances (marijuana) and information on the effects of marijuana.
A program that combines education and treatment approaches and addresses student decision-making and life skills. This program is designed for students having a second alcohol violation and for students involved in a first time substance abuse violation for illegal drugs. The STEPSS program is a four week workshop during which the student will be drug tested (illegal drug referral) or breathalyzed (alcohol referral) and will complete a private assessment with an alcohol and other drug counselor.
A comprehensive drug court style of educational and treatment program, designed for students in need of a highly structured intervention plan, due to the student's serious level of dependency on alcohol or illegal drugs, and/or the student's repeated drug and alcohol violations. This is an individualized program that combines treatment with student academic success strategies, and involves alcohol and other drug randomized testing throughout the student's participation in the program. OnTRAC is a 16-20 week program that models itself after successful drug court programs, with the added dimension of focusing on university students and on providing an intensive treatment program while remaining enrolled as a student.
The staff in the Office of Student Conduct provide educational, prevention and intervention services, along with alcohol-free programs and activities for students at the University of Nevada, Reno. The goal of these services and programs is to prevent underage drinking; to address violations of the law for being a "Minor in Possession" of alcohol that occur on campus and in the student neighborhoods bordering the University campus; and to promote a campus environment supportive of safe and healthy choices by students for socializing and recreating.