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Drug Free Schools

Overview

In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 and to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by all students and employees, the University of Alaska presents the following information about health risks associated with drug and alcohol use; federal, state, and local law and legal sanctions; University policies and sanctions; and counseling, treatment, and resource options.

Health Risks Associated With Substance Abuse

Alcohol

Alcohol consumption causes a number of marked changes in behavior. Even low doses significantly impair the judgment and coordination required to drive a car safely, increasing the likelihood that the driver will be involved in an accident. Low to moderate doses of alcohol also increase the incidence of a variety of aggressive acts, including spouse and child abuse. Moderate to high doses of alcohol cause marked impairments in higher mental functions, severely affecting a person's ability to learn and remember information. Very high doses cause respiratory depression and death. If combined with other depressants of the central nervous system, much lower doses of alcohol will produce these effects.

Repeated use of alcohol can lead to dependence. Sudden cessation of alcohol intake is likely to produce withdrawal symptoms, including severe anxiety, tremors, hallucinations, and convulsions. Alcohol withdrawal can be life threatening. Long term consumption of large quantities of alcohol, particularly when combined with poor nutrition, can also lead to permanent damage to vital organs such as the brain and the liver.

Women who drink alcohol during pregnancy may give birth to infants with fetal alcohol syndrome. These infants have irreversible physical abnormalities and intellectual disabilities. In addition, research indicates that children of parents with alcohol addiction are at a greater risk than others of developing an alcohol addiction.

From page 62 of “What Works: Schools Without Drugs” published by the US Department of Education

Drugs

Drug use can have a wide range of short-term, long-term, direct, and indirect effects. Short-term effects can range from changes in appetite, wakefulness, heart rate, blood pressure, and/or mood to heart attack, stroke, psychosis, overdose, and even death. These health effects may occur after just one use.

Longer-term effects can include heart or lung disease, cancer, mental illness, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and other diseases. Long-term drug use can also lead to addiction. Drug addiction is a brain disorder. Not everyone who uses drugs will become addicted, but for some, drug use can change how certain brain circuits work. These brain changes interfere with how people experience normal pleasures in life and can make it much more difficult for someone to stop taking the drug even when it's having negative effects on their life and they want to quit.

Drug use can also have indirect effects on both the people who are taking drugs and on those around them. This can include affecting a person's nutrition; sleep; decision-making and impulsivity; and risk for trauma, violence, injury, and communicable diseases. Drug use can also affect babies born to women who use drugs while pregnant. Broader negative outcomes may be seen in education level, employment, housing, relationships, and criminal justice involvement.

From National Institute on Drug Abuse. Health Consequences of Drug Misuse.

Drugs of Abuse/Uses and Effects

Narcotics

Table of Drug Abuse, Uses and Effects for Narcotics
DrugsCSA SchedulesTrade or Other NamesMedical UsesDependence: PhysicalDependence: PsychologicalDependence: ToleranceUsual MethodPossible EffectsEffects of OverdoseWithdrawal Syndrome
HeroinSubstance IDiamorphine, Horse, Smack, Black tar, Chiva, Negra (black tar)None in U.S.HighHighYesInjected, snorted, smokedEuphoria, drowsiness, respiratory depression, constricted pupils, nauseaSlow and shallow breathing, clammy skin, convulsions, coma, possible deathWatery eyes, runny nose, yawning, loss of appetite, irritability, tremors, panic, cramps, nausea, chills and sweating
MorphineSubstance IIMS-Contin, Roxanol, Oramorph SR, MSIRAnalgesicHighHighYesOral, injected
HydrocodoneSubstance II, Product III, VHydrocodone w/ Acetaminophen, Vicodin, Vicoprofen, Tussionex, LortabAnalgesic, AntitussiveHighHighYesOral
HydromophoneSubstance IIDilaudidAnalgesicHighHighYesOral, injected
OxycodoneSubstance IIRoxicet, Oxycodone w/ Acetaminophen, OxyContin, Endocet, Percocet, PercodanAnalgesicHighHighYesOral
CodeineSubstance II, Product III, VAcetaminophen, Guaifenesin or Promethazine w/Codeine, Fiorinal, Fioricet or Tylenol w/CodeineAnalgesic, AntitussiveModerateModerateYesOral, injected
Other NarcoticsSubstance II, III, IVFentanyl, Demerol, Methadone, Darvon, Stadol, Talwin, Paregoric, BuprenexAnalgesic, Antidiarrheal, AntitussiveHigh-LowHigh-LowYesOral, injected, snorted, smoked

Information used for these charts can be referenced on the DEA's Drug Fact Sheets web site.

Depressants

Table of Drug Abuse, Uses and Effects for Depressants
DrugsCSA SchedulesTrade or Other NamesMedical UsesDependence: PhysicalDependence: PsychologicalDependence: ToleranceUsual MethodPossible EffectsEffects of OverdoseWithdrawal Syndrome
Gamma Hydroxybutyric AcidSubstance I, Product IIIGHB, Liquid Ecstasy, Liquid X, Sodium, Oxybate, XyremNone in U.S.ModerateModerateYesOralSlurred speech, disorientation, drunken behavior without odor of alcohol, impaired memory of events, interacts with alcoholShallow respiration, clammy skin, dilated pupils, weak and rapid pulse, coma, possible deathAnxiety, insomnia, tremors, delirium, convulsions, possible death
BenzodiazepinesSubstance IVValium, Xanax, Halcion, Ativan, Restoril, Rohypnol (Roofies, R-2), KlonopinAntianxiety, Sedative,Anti-convulsant, Hypnotic, Muscle RelaxantModerateModerateYesOral, injected
Other DepressantsSubstance I, II, III, IVAmbien, Sonata, Meprobamate, Chloral Hydrate, Barbiturate, Methaqualone (Quaalude)Antianxiety, Sedative, HypnoticModerateModerateYesOral

Information used for these charts can be referenced on the DEA's Drug Fact Sheets web site.

Stimulants

Table of Drug Abuse, Uses and Effects for Stimulants
DrugsCSA SchedulesTrade or Other NamesMedical UsesDependence: PhysicalDependence: PsychologicalDependence: ToleranceUsual MethodPossible EffectsEffects of OverdoseWithdrawal Syndrome
CocaineSubstance IICoke, Flake, Snow, Crack, Coca, Blanca, Perico, Nieve, SodaLocal anestheticPossibleHighYesSnorted, smoked, injectedIncreased alertness, excitation, euphoria, increased pulse rate and blood pressure, insomnia, loss of appetiteAgitation, increased body temperature, hallucinations, convulsions, possible deathApathy, long periods of sleep, irritability, depression, disorientation
Amphetamine/Meth-amphetamineSubstance IICrank, Ice, Cristal, Krystal Meth, Speed, Adderall, Dexedrine, DesoxynAttention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, narcolepsy, weight controlPossibleHighYesOral, injected, smoked
MethylphenidateSubstance IIRitalin (Illy's), Concerta, Focalin, MetadateAttention deficit/hyperactivity disorderPossibleHighYesOral, injected, snorted, smoked
Other StimulantsSubstance III, IVAdipex P, Ionamin, Prelu-2, Didrex, ProvigilVasoconstrictionPossibleModerateYesOral

Information used for these charts can be referenced on the DEA's Drug Fact Sheets web site.

Hallucinogens

Table of Drug Abuse, Uses and Effects for Hallucinogens
DrugsCSA SchedulesTrade or Other NamesMedical UsesDependence: PhysicalDependence: PsychologicalDependence: ToleranceUsual MethodPossible EffectsEffects of OverdoseWithdrawal Syndrome
MDMA and AnalogsSubstance IEcstasy, XTC, MDA, Love Drug, MDEA, Eve, MBDBNoneNoneModerateYesOral, snorted, smokedHeightened senses, teeth grinding and dehydrationIncreased body temperature, electrolyte imbalance, cardiac arrestMuscle aches, drowsiness, depression, acne
LSDSubstance IAcid, Microdot, Sunshine, BoomersNoneNoneUnknownYesOralIllusions and hallucinations, altered perception of time and distance(LSD) Longer, more intense "trip" episodesNone
Phencyclidine and AnalogsSubstance I, II, IIIPCP, Angel Dust, Hog, Loveboat, Ketamine, Special K, PCE, PCPy, TCPAnesthetic (Ketamine)PossibleHighYesSmoked, oral, injected, snortedUnable to direct movement, feel pain, or rememberDrug seeking behavior 
Other HallucinogensSubstance IPsilocybe mushrooms, Mescaline, Peyote Cactus, Ayahausca, DMT, Dextromethorphan (DXM)NoneNoneNonePossibleOral

Information used for these charts can be referenced on the DEA's Drug Fact Sheets web site.

Cannabis

Table of Drug Abuse, Uses and Effects for Cannabis
DrugsCSA SchedulesTrade or Other NamesMedical UsesDependence: PhysicalDependence: PsychologicalDependence: ToleranceUsual MethodPossible EffectsEffects of OverdoseWithdrawal Syndrome
MarijuanaSubstance IPot, Grass, Sinsemilla, Blunts, Mota, Yerba, GrifaFederally NoneUnknownModerateYesSmoked, oralEuphoria, relaxed inhibitions, increased appetite, disorientationFatigue, paranoia, possible psychosisOccasional reports of insomnia, hyperactivity, decreased appetite
TetrahydrocannabinolsSubstance I, Product IIITHC, MarinolAntinauseant, Appetite stimulantYesModerateYesSmoked, oral
Hashish and Hashish OilSubstance IHash, Hash oilNoneUnknownModerateYesOral, injected, snorted, smoked

Information used for these charts can be referenced on the DEA's Drug Fact Sheets web site.

Anabolic Steroids

Table of Drug Abuse, Uses and Effects for Anabolic Steroids
DrugsCSA SchedulesTrade or Other NamesMedical UsesDependence: PhysicalDependence: PsychologicalDependence: ToleranceUsual MethodPossible EffectsEffects of OverdoseWithdrawal Syndrome
TestosteroneSubstance IIIDepo Testosterone, Sustanon, Sten, CyptHypogonadismUnknownUnknownUnknownInjectedVirilization, edema, testicular atrophy, gynecomastia, acne, aggressive behaviorUnknownPossible depression
Other Anabolic SteroidsSubstance IIIParabolan, Winstrol, Equipose, Anadrol, Dianabol, Primabolin-Depo, D-BallAnemia, Breast cancerUnknownYesUnknownOral, injected

Information used for these charts can be referenced on the DEA's Drug Fact Sheets web site.

Inhalants

Table of Drug Abuse, Uses and Effects for Inhalants
DrugsTrade or Other NamesMedical UsesDependence: PhysicalDependence: PsychologicalDependence: ToleranceUsual MethodPossible EffectsEffects of OverdoseWithdrawal Syndrome
Amyl and Butyl NitritePearls, Poppers, Rush, Locker RoomAngina (Amyl)UnknownUnknownNoInhaledFlushing, hypotension, headacheMethemoglobinemiaAgitation
Nitrous OxideLaughing gas, Balloons, WhippetsAnestheticUnknownLowNoInhaledImpaired memory, slurred speech, drunken behavior, slow onset vitamin deficiency, organ damageVomiting, respiratory depression, loss of consciousness, possible deathTrembling, anxiety, insomnia, vitamin deficiency, confusion, hallucinations, convulsions
Other InhalantsAdhesives, Spray paint, Dry cleaning fluid, fluid, Spot remover, Lighter fluidNoneUnknownHighNoInhaled

Information used for these charts can be referenced on the DEA's Drug Fact Sheets web site.

Alcohol

Table of Drug Abuse, Uses and Effects for Alcohol
DrugsTrade or Other NamesMedical UsesDependence: PhysicalDependence: PsychologicalDependence: ToleranceUsual MethodPossible EffectsEffects of OverdoseWithdrawal Syndrome
AlcoholBeer, wine, liquorNoneHighHighYesOralImpaired memory, slurred speech, drunken behavior, slow onset vitamin deficiency, organ damageVomiting, respiratory depression, loss of consciousness, possible deathTrembling, anxiety, insomnia, vitamin deficiency, confusion, hallucinations, convulsions

Information used for these charts can be referenced on the DEA's Drug Fact Sheets web site.

Standards of Conduct for Students and Employees

Students

The University of Alaska Board of Regents have established a set of rights and responsibilities, The Student Code of Conduct (the Code), that students attending at any of the UA campuses are expected to abide by. The Code for all universities can be found in the University of Alaska Board of Regents' Policy and University Regulation.

Applicable sections of the Code include:

Violations of the Code, that occur on property, owned or controlled by the University, or at activities authorized by the University, are subject to University student conduct review and disciplinary action by the University. The Student Code of Conduct may also apply to behavior that occurs off campus. See P09.02.030.B.

The University may initiate disciplinary action and impose sanctions on any student or student organization found responsible for committing, attempting to commit, or intentionally assisting in the commission of prohibited conduct. See P09.02.020.C.

Misuse of Alcohol

Misuse of alcohol includes but is not limited to:

  • use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of alcoholic beverages in violation of local, state or federal law, Regents' Policy, University Regulation, or MAU rules and procedures; or
  • engaging in any other category of prohibited conduct while under the influence of alcohol may constitute a violation of this category. See R09.02.020(14).

Misuse of Drugs or Other Intoxicants

Misuse of drugs or other intoxicants includes but is not limited to:

  • use, possession, manufacture, distribution, or being under the influence of illegal drugs or other controlled substances in violation of local, state or federal law, Regents' Policy, University Regulation or MAU rules and procedures;
  • abuse or misuse of prescription or over-the-counter medications, other chemical substances or other intoxicants;
  • engaging in any other category of prohibited conduct while under the influence of legal drugs or other intoxicants may constitute a violation of this category; or
  • use, possession, manufacture, distribution, or being under the influence of designer drugs. See R09.02.020(15).

Employees

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use by an employee of a controlled substance is prohibited in any workplace of the University. Further, the use of any legally obtained drug, including alcohol, to the point where such use adversely affects the employee's job performance, is prohibited. An employee must notify the University within five days of any conviction for criminal drug statute violations occurring on-or off University premises while conducting University business. University Board of Regents' Policy and Regulations, P04.02.040 and P04.02.050, provide for a University Drug-Free Workplace; and Employee Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing for certain employees.

Disciplinary Procedures and Sanctions for Students and Employees

Students

Students found responsible for misuse of alcohol or other intoxicants or drugs will have disciplinary sanctions imposed. Additionally, student conduct violating federal, state, or local laws may be referred for prosecution. In determining appropriate University sanctions, a student’s present and past disciplinary record, the nature of the offense, the severity of any damage, injury, or harm resulting from the prohibited behavior, and other factors relevant to the matter will be considered. The following list of sanctions is an illustrative rather than exhaustive list of disciplinary measures that may be taken by the University. The University reserves the right to create other reasonable sanctions or combine sanctions as it deems appropriate. Sanctions include:

  • Warning - A written notice that the student is violating or has violated the Code, and that further misconduct may result in more severe disciplinary action.
  • Probation - A written warning that includes the probability of more severe disciplinary sanctions if the student is found to be violating the Code during a specified probationary period.
  • Denial of Benefits - Specific benefits may be denied a student for a designated period of time.
  • Restitution - A student may be required to reimburse the University or other victims related to the misconduct for damage to or misappropriation of property, or for reasonable expenses incurred.
  • Discretionary Sanction - Discretionary sanctions include community service work or other uncompensated labor, educational classes, research papers, reflective essays, counseling, or other sanctions that may be seen as appropriate to the circumstances of a given matter. Costs incurred by the student in fulfilling a discretionary sanction will be the responsibility of the student.
  • Restricted Access - A student may be restricted from entering certain designated areas and/or facilities or from using specific equipment for a specified period of time.
  • Suspension - The separation of the student from the University for a specified period of time, after which the student may be eligible to return. During the period of suspension, the student may be prohibited from participation in any activity authorized by the University and may be barred from all property owned or controlled by the University.
  • Expulsion - Expulsion is considered to be the permanent separation of the student from the University. The student may be prohibited from participation in any activity authorized by the University and may be barred from property owned or controlled by the University.
  • Group Sanctions - Student groups or organizations found to have violated provisions of the Code may be put on probation or sanctioned, which may include loss of University-related benefits and access to University facilities and University-held funds.

UA Amnesty Policy

This policy provides amnesty from minor policy violations, such as misuse of alcohol, to students who may be hesitant to report student misconduct, such as sexual assault. This policy provides amnesty to individuals who help others in need, students who ask for help with addictive behaviors, and individuals who bring serious crimes to the University's attention. To review the full amnesty policy, please refer to BOR Policy and Regulations 09.02.

Employees

Violation of employee standards of conduct will result in corrective or disciplinary action. Such actions may include, but are not limited to, the following actions which may be taken in any order as deemed appropriate by the University:

  • Oral Warning - An oral warning is an oral statement or conversation initiated by a supervisor with an employee indicating a performance expectation has not met. As a part of the verbal warning the supervisor will revisit with the employee what is expected moving forward.
  • Written Reprimand - A written reprimand describes the nature of the offense or deficiency, the method or methods of correction, and the probable action to be taken if the offense is repeated or the deficiency persists.  The written reprimand will be placed in the employee’s official personnel file and also state the employee’s right to request administrative review of the action.
  • Written Notice of Intent to Take Corrective Action - If corrective action more formal that written reprimand is necessary, the supervisor will work with HR to notify the employee in writing of the action to be taken.
  • Disciplinary Probation - Any employee who fails to meet the performance standards or employment conditions of the supervisor may, at the discretion of the supervisor, be placed on disciplinary probation for a period not exceeding six months.  Failure to meet the performance standards or employment conditions of the supervisor may result in termination of employment for cause.
  • Investigatory Leave - After review by UA Human Resources, a supervisor may place an employee on paid investigatory leave without prior written warning in order to review or investigate allegations of serious misconduct of a nature which, at the discretion of the university, requires removing the employee from the premises.
  • Suspension - Suspension without pay of not greater than 10 working days may be used in circumstances which the supervisor believes that by its use the employee will correct the employee’s job related behavior or performance and where discharge appears unwarranted.  The employee will be provided the reason for the suspension and the date and time to return to work in writing.  The written notice will also state the employee’s right to request administrative review of the action.  A suspended employee will not receive holidays, wages, sick or annual leave accrual or other benefits based on hours worked during the leave period, but will continue to be covered by the applicable group insurance program.
  • Termination of Employment - Regular employees may be terminated from employment for cause. In the event of a decision to terminate an employee for cause, the supervisor will provide the employee a written statement of the reason for the planned action, a statement of the evidence supporting the reason for the planned action, and notice of the employee’s right to request a hearing in accordance with the procedure set forth in university policy.  
  • Referral for Prosecution - The University may report and refer illegal activities to law enforcement for prosecution.

Alcohol & Drugs: Federal & State Laws and Penalties

The University of Alaska prohibits the misuse of alcohol, marijuana, and other controlled substances and enforces state and federal laws regarding these substances on campus. Individuals who violate this policy are subject to university disciplinary action, including suspension or expulsion of students and termination of employment, as well as local, state, and federal legal penalties.

The following is a summary of some pertinent state laws concerning controlled substances and is subject to change. If you have questions concerning the actual provisions, scope, application, or penalties of the law, you should consult legal counsel. The most current information on State of Alaska laws is available on the Alaska Statutes web site. In addition to criminal penalties, civil consequences may also occur for illegal activity involving controlled substances, including drugs, tobacco, and alcohol.

Applicable Laws and Penalties

Controlled Substances

The top chart classifies specific drugs into categories called schedules as per AK Statute Title 11.71. These schedule classifications are used in the charts below to describe laws pertaining to those categories of drugs.

ScheduleDrugs
IARaw Opium, Opium Extracts, Codeine, Ethylmorphine, Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone, Morphine, Oxycodone, Oxymorphone, Thebaine
IIABufotenine, LSD, Mescaline, Peyote, Psilocybin, Psilocyn, MDMA
IIIAHashish, Barbiturates, Imitation controlled substance
IVABarbital, Chloral Betaine, Diazepam, Flurazepam
VASmall amounts of Codeine or Opium in non-narcotic mixtures, Anabolic Steroids
VIAMarijuana
StatuteOffensePenalty
First-degree Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance, AS 11.71.010Delivering any amount of a schedule IA, IIA, or IIIA drug to someone who is under 19 and at least three years younger, or engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise.
  • Unclassified felony;
  • 0-99 years;
  • $0-$500,000
Second-degree Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance, AS 11.71.021

Manufacturing, delivering, or possessing with intent to manufacture or deliver:

  • Any amount of a schedule IA drug;

Possessing or delivering an immediate precursor of methamphetamine with the intent to manufacture a substance containing methamphetamine;

Possessing methamphetamine in an organic solution with the intent to extract methamphetamine or related substances;

Delivering a listed chemical with reckless disregard that it will be used to manufacture methamphetamine or related substances.

  • Class A felony;
  • 0-20 years;
  • $0-$250,000
Third-degree Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance, AS 11.71.030

Delivering any amount of a schedule amount of a schedule IVA or VA or VIA drug to a person under 19 and at least three years younger;

Possessing any amount of a schedule IA or IIA drug near a school or a recreation or youth center or on a school bus; or

Manufacturing or delivering any amount of a schedule IIA or IIIA drug or possessing any amount of a schedule IIA or IIIA drug with intent to manufacture or deliver.

  • Class B felony;
  • 0-10 years;
  • $0-$100,000
Fourth-degree Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance, AS 11.71.040

Manufacturing or delivering any schedule IVA or VA drug or possessing any amount of a schedule IVA or VA drug with intent to manufacture or deliver;

Manufacturing or delivering, or possessing with the intent to manufacture or deliver, one or more substances weighing one ounce or more containing a schedule VIA drug;

Possessing any amount of a schedule IA drug;

Possessing a schedule IIIA, IVA, VA, or VIA drug near a school or a recreation or youth center, or on a school bus;

Maintaining a store, shop, warehouse, dwelling, building, vehicle, boat, aircraft, or other structure or place that is used for keeping or distributing drugs in violation of a felony offense under AS 11.71 or AS 17.30 (controlled substances);

Making, delivering, or possessing anything that prints, imprints, or reproduces a trademark or other identifying mark, imprint, or likeness on a drug, drug container, or labeling so as to render the drug a counterfeit substance;

Using in the course of manufacturing or distributing a drug a registration number that’s fictitious, revoked, suspended, or issued to another person;

Knowingly furnishing false or fraudulent information in or omitting material information from any application, report, record, or other document required to be kept or filed under AS 17.30 (controlled substances);

Obtaining possession of a drug by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception, or subterfuge;

Affixing a false or forged label to a package or other container containing any drug.

Committing certain fifth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances acts and, within the preceding 10 years has previously been convicted of the same acts or a law in this or another jurisdiction with similar elements.

  • Class C felony;
  • 0-5 years;
  • $0-$50,000
Fifth-degree Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance, AS 11.71.050

Manufacturing or delivering, or possessing with the intent to manufacture or deliver, one or more substances with a total weight of less than one ounce of a schedule VI drug;

Failing to make, keep, or furnish any record, specific documents, or information required under AS 17.30 (controlled substances);

Possessing any amount of a schedule IA, IIA, IIIA, IVA, or VA controlled substance not prohibited by other laws;

Possessing one or more substances with a total weight of an ounce or more of a schedule VI drug.

  • Class A misdemeanor;
  • 0-1 year;
  • 0-$25,000
Six-degree Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance, AS 11.71.060Unless otherwise authorized:
  • Using or displaying any amount of a schedule VIA drug;
  • Possessing one or more substances with a total weight of less than one ounce containing a schedule VIA drug;
  • Refusing entry into a premise for an inspection authorized under AS 17.30 (controlled substances).
  • Class B misdemeanor;
  • 0-90 days;
  • 0-$2,000

Tobacco

StatuteOffensePenalty
Tobacco, AS 11.76.100Selling, exchanging or giving a cigarette, cigar, tobacco, or a product containing tobacco to a person under 19; Maintaining a vending machine that dispenses tobacco products except as provided by law.$300

Alcoholic Beverages

StatuteOffensePenalty
License or Permit Required; Presumption Concerning Possession for Sale, AS 04.11.010Manufacturing, selling, offering for sale, possessing for sale or barter, traffic in, or barter an alcoholic beverage without a legal license.
  • Pursuant to AS 04.16.200, class A misdemeanor;
  • 0-1 year;
  • 0-$25,000 fine;
  • a minimum sentence of 10 days, unless in a local option area, then class C felony. All alcohol, materials, equipment used and aircraft, vehicles, or vessels involved in the transportation of alcoholic beverages in violation of this statute are subject to forfeiture
Purchase from Nonlicensee Prohibited, AS 04.11.015Purchasing or bartering for alcoholic beverages from a person who is not a licensed to sell alcohol by the State of Alaska.
  • Violation;
  • $0-500 fine
Solicitation of Alcoholic Beverages; Purchase on Behalf of Another, AS 04.16.020Paying or receiving from another a salary, percentage, or commission to solicit or encourage a patron of a licensed premises to purchase alcoholic or other beverages for a person other than the patron.
  • Violation with a fine of $100
  • AS 04.16.180 provides if the offender is under 21, pay for and enroll in a juvenile alcohol safety action program, if available.
Online Sale and Purchase of Alcoholic Beverages, AS 04.16.022Purchasing alcoholic beverages online except from the holder of a manufacturer direct shipment license or package store shipping endorsement issued under state law.
  • Violation;
  • $0-500 fine;
  • AS 04.16.180 provides if the offender is under 21, pay for and enroll in a juvenile alcohol safety action program, if available.
Illegal Presence on Premises Involving Alcoholic Beverages, AS 04.16.025Entering or remaining on premises in which alcoholic beverages are manufactured, sold, offered for sale, possessed for sale or barter, trafficked in, or bartered in violation of AS 04.11.010, which requires anyone engaging in these acts to be licensed.
  • Violation;
  • $0-500 fine;
  • AS 04.16.180 provides if the offender is under 21, pay for and enroll in a juvenile alcohol safety action program, if available.
Access of Drunken Persons to Licensed Premises, AS 04.16.040Entering or remaining on licensed premises if drunken.
  • Violation;
  • $0-500 fine;
  • AS 04.16.180 provides if the offender is under 21, pay for and enroll in a juvenile alcohol safety action program, if available.
Access of Persons with Restriction on Purchasing Alcohol, AS 04.16.047Entering or remaining on licensed premises to obtain or consume alcohol when restricted from purchasing alcohol under AS 04.16.160
  • Class A misdemeanor;
  • 0-1 year;
  • 0-$25,000 fine;
  • AS 04.16.180 provides if the offender is under 21, pay for and enroll in a juvenile alcohol safety action program, if available.
Access of Persons Under 21 to Licensed Premises, AS 04.16.049Knowingly entering or remaining on licensed premises without appropriate companion or consent if under 21.
  • Violation with a fine of $500;
  • AS 04.16.180 provides if the offender is under 21, pay for and enroll in a juvenile alcohol safety action program, if available;
  • Civil Lawsuit by licensee authorized with statutory damages of $1000 and reasonable costs and attorney fees.
Possession, Control, or Consumption Under 21, AS 04.16.050Knowingly consume, possess, or control alcohol if under 21
  • Violation with a fine of $500;
  • AS 04.16.180 provides if the offender is under 21, pay for and enroll in a juvenile alcohol safety action program, if available.
Furnishing to Persons Under 21, AS 04.16.051Furnishing or delivering alcohol to someone under 21
  • Class A Misdemeanor;
  • 0-1 year;
  • 0-$25,000;
  • AS 04.16.180 provides if the offender is under 21, pay for and enroll in a juvenile alcohol safety action program, if available.
If the person who furnishes the alcohol has a prior qualifying conviction or if the person who receives the alcohol causes serious physical injury or death to another while under the influence
  • Class C Felony;
  • 0-5 years;
  • 0-$50,000;
  • AS 04.16.180 provides if the offender is under 21, pay for and enroll in a juvenile alcohol safety action program, if available.
Room Rental for Purposes of Consuming Alcoholic Beverages, AS 04.16.055Renting a room in a hotel, resort, or similar business for the purpose of providing alcohol to someone under 21
  • Class A Misdemeanor;
  • 0-1 year;
  • 0-$25,000 fine;
  • AS 04.16.180 provides if the offender is under 21, pay for and enroll in a juvenile alcohol safety action program, if available.
Permitting Minor to Illegally Posses Liquor in Dwelling, AS 04.16.057Allowing someone under 21 to possess alcohol in a dwelling.
  • Violation with a fine of $500;
  • AS 04.16.180 provides if the offender is under 21, pay for and enroll in a juvenile alcohol safety action program, if available.
Purchase by or Delivery to Persons Under the Age of 21, AS 04.16.060
  • Purchasing or soliciting another to purchase alcohol while under 21; or
  • misrepresenting the age of a person under 21 to influence the sale, gift, or service
  • of alcohol to a person who’s under 21; or
  • entering licensed premises or presenting false ID for the purpose of buying or receiving
  • alcohol while under 21.
  • Violation with a fine of $500;
  • AS 04.16.180 provides if the offender is under 21, pay for and enroll in a juvenile alcohol safety action program, if available;
  • AS 04.16.065 further provides a person who is at least 18 or an emancipated minor who violates this statute is also liable in a civil action to the licensee for a civil penalty of $1500 plus costs and attorney fees
Consumption at School Events, AS 04.16.080Selling or consuming alcoholic beverages during a school event at the site of the event. If 21 or over, the offender commits the offense of consuming at a school event.
  • Violation with a fine of $100;
  • AS 04.16.180 provides if the offender is under 21, pay for and enroll in a juvenile alcohol safety action program, if available.
Removal or Introduction of Alcoholic Beverages, AS 04.16.120Removing from a licensed premises alcoholic beverages that have been sold or furnished for consumption only on the premises; except as otherwise allowed, bringing an alcoholic beverage into licensed premises for use or consumption by oneself or another.
  • Violation with a fine of $100;
  • AS 04.16.180 provides if the offender is under 21, pay for and enroll in a juvenile alcohol safety action program, if available.
Restriction on Purchasing Alcoholic Beverages, AS 04.16.160Purchasing alcoholic beverages if the person has been ordered to refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages as a condition of a criminal sentence, or as condition of a sentence or probation for conviction of DUI or Refusal.
  • Class A misdemeanor;
  • 0-1 year;
  • 0-$25,000 fine;
  • AS 04.16.180 provides if the offender is under 21, pay for and enroll in a juvenile alcohol safety action program, if available.
Source of Alcoholic Beverages, AS 04.16.170
  • Selling alcoholic beverages for consumption by the purchaser unless licensed under state law;
  • Selling alcoholic beverages a person has transported into the state unless licensed under state law, except if allowed by statute.
  • Class A misdemeanor;
  • 0-1 year;
  • 0-$25,000 fine;
  • AS 04.16.180 provides if the offender is under 21, pay for and enroll in a juvenile alcohol safety action program, if available.

Motor Vehicles

StatuteOffensePenalty
Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence (DUI), AS 28.35.030Operating a motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, inhalant, or controlled substance, or any combination of these substances, or if the person’s blood alcohol is over the proscribed limit within four hours after driving

Class A misdemeanor, up to 1 year in jail, up to $25,000 fine, alcohol treatment screening and possible treatment, cost of imprisonment (up to $2000); driver’s license revocation, and possible forfeiture of vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft used in the offense.

  • 1st time minimum sentence: 72 hours in jail, $1500 fine, 6-month ignition interlock device.
  • 2nd time minimum sentence: 20 days in jail, $3000 fine, 12-month ignition interlock device.
  • 3rd time minimum sentence: 60 days in jail, $4000 fine, 18-month ignition interlock device.
  • 4th time minimum sentence: 120 days in jail, $5000 fine, 24-month ignition interlock device.
  • 5th time minimum sentence:  240 days in jail, $6000 fine, 30-month ignition interlock device.
  • 6th and more times minimum sentence: 360 days in jail, $7000 fine, 36-month ignition interlock device.

3 or more convictions in 10 years, Class C Felony, up to 5 years in jail, up to $50,000 fine (with respective mandatory minimum penalties based on prior offenses); alcohol treatment screening and possible treatment, cost of imprisonment (up to $2000); permanent revocation of driver’s license; forfeiture of vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft used in the offense.

Breath Test Refusal, AS 28.35.032Refusing to submit to a chemical breath test at the request of a law officer if arrested for DUI.

Class A misdemeanor, up to 1 year in jail, up to $25,000 fine, alcohol treatment screening and possible treatment, cost of imprisonment (up to $2000); driver’s license revocation, and possible forfeiture of vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft used in the offense.

  • 1st time minimum sentence: 72 hours in jail, $1500 fine, 6-month ignition interlock device.
  • 2nd time minimum sentence: 20 days in jail, $3000 fine, 12-month ignition interlock device.
  • 3rd time minimum sentence: 60 days in jail, $4000 fine, 18-month ignition interlock device.
  • 4th time minimum sentence: 120 days in jail, $5000 fine, 24-month ignition interlock device.
  • 5th time minimum sentence:  240 days in jail, $6000 fine, 30-month ignition interlock device.
  • 6th and more times minimum sentence: 360 days in jail, $7000 fine, 36-month ignition interlock device.

3 or more conviction in 10 years, Class C Felony, up to 5 years in jail, up to $50,000 fine (with respective mandatory minimum penalties based on prior offenses); alcohol treatment screening and possible treatment, cost of imprisonment (up to $2000); permanent revocation of driver’s license; forfeiture of vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft used in the offense.

Open Container, AS 28.35.029

Driving with an open container of alcohol in the passenger compartment of the vehicle.

Alaska Rule of Administrative Procedure 43.1 provides the penalty imposed for this offense cannot exceed $200.

  • Infraction;
  • $200
Minor Operating a Vehicle after Consuming Alcohol, AS 28.35.280Operating a motor vehicle, aircraft or watercraft after consuming any quantity of alcohol if at least 14 but under 21Infraction

First conviction for violating this statute or Minor’s Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test or Driving During the 24 hours after Being Cited for Alcohol or Breath Test Offenses:

  • $500 fine;
  • 20-40 hours community work service

Second conviction:

  • $1000 fine
  • 40-60 hours community work service

3rd or subsequent conviction:

  • $1500 fine
  • 60-80 hours community work service
Refusing to submit to a chemical breath test if under arrest for Minor Operating a Vehicle after Consuming Alcohol

Infraction

First conviction for violating this statute or Minor Operating a Vehicle after Consuming Alcohol or Driving During the 24 hours after Being Cited for Alcohol or Breath Test Offenses:

  • $500 fine;
  • 20-40 hours community work service

Second conviction:

  • $1000 fine
  • 40-60 hours community work service

3rd or subsequent conviction:

  • $1500 fine
  • 60-80 hours community work service
Driving During the 24 Hours after Being Cited for Alcohol or Breath Test Offenses, AS 28.35.290Operating a motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft during the 24 hours after being cited for Minor Operating a Vehicle after Consuming Alcohol or Minor’s Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test

Infraction

First conviction for violating this statute or Minor Operating a Vehicle after Consuming Alcohol or Minor’s Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test Offenses:

  • $500 fine;
  • 20-40 hours community work service

Second conviction:

  • $1000 fine
  • 40-60 hours community work service

3rd or subsequent conviction: 

  • $1500 fine
  • 60-80 hours community work service

Marijuana

StatuteOffensePenalty
Personal use of Marijuana, AS 17.38.020

A person 21 or older may possess, use, display, purchase, or transport marijuana accessories or one ounce or less of marijuana.

A person 21 or older may possess, grow, process, or transport not more than 6 plants (with three or fewer being mature, flowering plants) and possess the marijuana produced by the pants on the premises where the plants were grown; except, not more than 12 marijuana plants (with six or fewer being mature, flowering plants) may be present in a single household of individuals 21 or older residing in the dwelling.

A person 21 or older may transfer one ounce or less of marijuana and up to six immature marijuana plants to a person who is 21 or older without remuneration;

A person 21 or older may consume marijuana (except not in public)

A person 21 or older may assist, aid, or support another person who is 21 or older in any of these activities.
N/A
Sixth-Degree Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance AS 11.71.060A person under 21 possessing, using, displaying, purchasing, or transporting marijuana
  • Class B Misdemeanor;
  • 0-90 days;
  • 0-$2,000
Restrictions on Personal Cultivation, Penalty, AS 17.38.030A person 21 or over possessing, growing, processing more than 6 plants, or a household of individuals 21 or over possessing, processing more than 12 plants$750
Personal Cultivation of Marijuana Plants, AS 17.38.030

When legally cultivated, marijuana plants shall be cultivated in an area where they are not subject to public view;

A person who cultivates marijuana must take reasonable precautions to secure the plants from unauthorized access; and

They may only be grown on property lawfully in the possession of the person growing them or with the consent of the person who lawfully possesses the property.

$750
Public Consumption of Marijuana, AS 17.38.040It is unlawful for any person to publicly consume marijuana$100

False Identification, AS 17.38.050

A person under 21 presenting or offering to a marijuana establishment a false age for the purpose of purchasing or procuring marijuana products$400

Marijuana is federally classified as a schedule I drug; possession, consumption, cultivation, and sale of it can result in penalties including imprisonment and serious fines. The University of Alaska is a federally funded institution and must comply with federal law. Therefore, no person may possess, consume, cultivate, or be perceptively under the influence of marijuana on university property or at university-sanctioned events. Violation of this policy can result in disciplinary action, including suspension or expulsion and termination of employment, as well as local, state, and federal penalties. Please note that although Alaska state law allows individuals over the age of 21 to possess and consume marijuana, it is still prohibited on all UA property and at UA activities, and violators face serious university sanctions.

In addition to the state laws listed above, the possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs is also prohibited by federal law. Strict penalties are enforced for drug convictions, including mandatory prison terms for many offenses.

The misuse of prescription medication, including giving or sharing medication with another person, is unlawful use or distribution of a controlled substance. Penalties can include jail time and serious fines.

There are also strict penalties for federal trafficking of controlled substances, including marijuana. Please see the charts in the next section for specific information.

Federal Trafficking Penalties - Controlled Substances

Drug/ScheduleQuantityPenalties
Cocaine (Schedule II)500-4999 grams mixture

First Offense: Not less than 5 yrs, and not more than 40 yrs. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 or more than life. Fine of not more than $5 million if an individual, $25 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not less than 10 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $8 million if an individual, $50 million if not an individual.

Cocaine Base (Schedule II)28-279 grams mixture
Fentanyl (Schedule II)40-399 grams mixture
Fentanyl Analogue (Schedule I)10-99 grams mixture
Heroin (Schedule I)100-999 grams mixture
LSD (Schedule I)1-9 grams mixture
Methamphetamine (Schedule II)

5-49 grams pure; or

50-499 grams mixture

PCP (Schedule II)

10-99 grams pure; or

100-999 grams mixture

Cocaine (Schedule II)5 kgs or more mixture

First Offense: Not less than 10 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 or more than life. Fine of not more than $10 million if an individual, $50 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not less than 20 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if not an individual.

2 or More Prior Offenses: Life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if not an individual.

Cocaine Base (Schedule II)280 grams or more mixture
Fentanyl (Schedule II)400 grams or more mixture
Fentanyl Analogue (Schedule I)100 grams or more mixture
Heroin (Schedule I)1 kg or more mixture
LSD (Schedule I)10 grams or more mixture
Methamphetamine (Schedule II)

50 grams or more pure; or

500 grams or more mixture

PCP (Schedule II)

100 gram or more pure; or

1 kg or more mixture

Other Schedule I & II drugs (and any drug product containing Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid)Any amount

First Offense: Not more than 20 yrs. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 yrs, or more than life. Fine $1 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not more than 30 yrs. If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine $2 million if an individual, $10 million if not an individual.

Flunitrazepam (Schedule IV)1 gram
Other Schedule III drugsAny amount

First Offense: Not more than 10 years. If death or serious injury, not more than 15 years. Fine $500,000 if an individual, $2.5 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not more than 20 yrs. If death or serious bodily injury, not more than 30 yrs. Fine not more than $1 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual.

All other Schedule IV drugsAny amount

First Offense: Not more than 5 yrs. Fine not more than $250,000 if an individual, $1 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not more than 10 yrs. Fine not more than $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if other than an individual.

Flunitrazepam (Schedule IV)Other than 1 gram or more
All Schedule V drugsAny amount

First Offense: Not more than 1 yr. Fine not more than $100,000 if an individual, $250,000 if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not more than 4 yrs. Fine not more than $200,000 if an individual, $500,000 if not an individual.

Federal Trafficking Penalties - Marijuana

DrugQuantity1st Offense2nd Offense
Marijuana (Schedule I)

1,000 kg or more marijuana mixture; or

1,000 or more marijuana plants

Not less than 10 yrs. or more than life. If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs., or more than life. Fine not more than $10 million if an individual, $50 million if other than an individual.Not less than 20 yrs. or more than life. If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if other than an individual.
Marijuana (Schedule I)

100 kg to 999 kg marijuana mixture; or

100 to 999 marijuana plants

Not less than 5 yrs. or more than 40 yrs. If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs., or more than life. Fine not more than $5 million if an individual, $25 million if other than an individual.Not less than 10 yrs. or more than life. If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine not more than $20 million if an individual, $75 million if other than an individual.
Marijuana (Schedule I)

More than 10 kgs hashish; 50 to 99 kg marijuana mixture

More than 1 kg of hashish oil; 50 to 99 marijuana plants

Not less than 20 yrs. If death or serious bodily injury, not less than 20 yrs., or more than life. Fine $1 million if an individual, $5 million if other than an individual.Not less than 30 yrs. If death or serious bodily injury, life imprisonment. Fine $2 million if an individual, $10 million if other than individual.
Marijuana (Schedule I)

Less than 50 kilograms of marijuana (but does not include 50 or more marijuana plants regardless of weight) marijuana plants;

1 to 49 marijuana plants

Not less than 5 yrs. Fine not more than $250,000, $1 million if other than an individual.Not less than 10 yrs. Fine $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if other than individual
Hashish (Schedule I)10 kg or less
Hashish Oil (Schedule I)1 kg or less

The minium sentence for a violation after two or more prior convictions for a felony drug offense have become final is a mandatory term of life imprisonment without release and a fine up to $20 million if an individual and $75 million of other than an individual

Denial of Federal Aid (20 USC 1091)

Under the Higher Education Act of 1998, students convicted under federal or state law for the sale or possession of drugs may have their federal financial aid eligibility suspended. This includes all federal grants, loans, federal work study programs, and more. Students convicted of drug possession will be ineligible for one year from the date of the conviction of the first offense, two years for the second offense, and indefinitely for the third offense. Students convicted of selling drugs will be ineligible for two years from the date of the first conviction, and indefinitely for the second offense. Those who lose eligibility may regain eligibility by successfully completing an approved drug rehabilitation program.

Campus Specific Local Policies & Resources

UAS Alcohol Policy Statement

The mission of the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is student learning and student success. The great majority of events and activities supported and hosted by UAS are alcohol-free. However, there are a limited number of events and activities where alcohol—limited specifically to beer or wine—may appropriately be served in modest quantities within a controlled environment. All such use requires written approval in advance from the Chancellor or designee.

UA Board of Regents policy P05.12.103 provides that “persons who have reached the statutory drinking age are permitted to possess and consume alcoholic beverages on university campuses as provided by applicable university regulation, campus procedures, and all applicable laws and regulations.” Moreover, Regent’s policy P01.02.030 sets expectations for maintaining good order on university premises, including avoiding any disruption of university operations and protecting and preserving life and property.

UAS policy and procedures are aligned with these system-wide policies. Our university is continuously attentive to the manner in which alcohol use and abuse may affect student learning and success, and the impact of this policy on the overall atmosphere and public perception of our campuses. In considering circumstances under which limited alcohol service and/or sale may or may not be approved, the following objectives apply:

  • Promote responsible behavior among all members of the University community
  • Educate the university community concerning the use and effects of alcoholic beverages in order to promote responsible decision-making
  • Help individuals experiencing difficulties associated with the use of alcohol
  • Promote public safety on our campuses and at university-sponsored events
  • Maintain a healthy atmosphere on campus and a positive public perception of UAS

UAS Alcohol Policy: Student Code of Conduct

Rights and Responsibilities

The university will maintain an academic environment in which the freedom to teach, conduct research, learn, and administer the university is protected. Students will enjoy maximum benefit from this environment by accepting responsibilities commensurate with their role in the academic community. The principles found herein are designed to facilitate communication, foster academic integrity, and defend freedoms of inquiry, discussion, and expression among members of the university community. BOR Policy P09.02.010 states:

  1. Students will have the right:
    1. to pursue an education free from illegal discrimination and to be judged on the basis of relevant abilities, qualifications, and performance;
    2. to fair and impartial academic evaluation and a means of recourse through orderly procedures to challenge action contrary to such standard;
    3. to free inquiry and expression;
    4. to access their own personnel and education records and to have the university maintain and protect the confidential status of such records, as required by appropriate legal authority;
    5. through student representatives, to participate in formulating and evaluating institutional policies;
    6. to organize and join associations to promote their common and lawful interests;
    7. to be able to protest on university premises in a manner which does not obstruct or disrupt teaching, research, administration, or other activities authorized by the university;
    8. to an academic environment conducive to intellectual freedom;
    9. to a fair and orderly disciplinary process; and
    10. to have access to accurate information regarding tuition, fees and charges, course availability, general requirements for establishing and maintaining acceptable academic standing, and graduation requirements.

Students are responsible for knowing, understanding and complying with the University of Alaska Student Code of Conduct, which outlines both student rights and responsibilities as members of the academic community. The student Code of Conduct is available in the student handbook and is also available in the UAS Academic Catalog.

Students are expected to balance these rights and responsibilities to promote a learning environment that is conducive to the academic success of all members of the community and strive to be a positive, contributing member of the academic community.

Student Code of Conduct: Alcohol Policy & Authority

As with all members of the university community, the university requires students to conduct themselves honestly and responsibly and to respect the rights of others. Students may not engage in behavior that disrupts the learning environment, violates the rights of others or otherwise violates the Student Code of Conduct (Code), university rules, regulations, or procedures. Students and student organizations will be responsible for ensuring that they and their guests comply with the Code while on property owned or controlled by the university or at activities authorized or sponsored by the university.

The University may initiate disciplinary action and impose sanctions on any student or student organization found responsible for committing, attempting to commit, or intentionally assisting in the commission of any of the following prohibited forms of conduct:

Misuse of Alcohol

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • use, possession, manufacture, or distribution of alcoholic beverages in violation of local, state or federal law, Regents’ Policy, University Regulation, or MAU rules and procedures.; or
  • engaging in any other category of prohibited conduct while under the influence of alcohol may constitute a violation of this category.

Violations of the Student Code of Conduct that occur on property owned or controlled by the university, or at activities authorized by the university, are subject to university judicial review and disciplinary action by the university. Student behavior which, were it to occur on property owned or controlled by the university or at activities authorized by the university, would constitute a code violation is subject to disciplinary sanction when the university determines that the behavior would likely have an adverse impact on the health or safety of members of the university community, regardless of where the behavior occurs. Students who are charged with violations of local, state or federal laws may be subject to disciplinary action by the university if the offenses are also violations of the Code. University judicial procedures and disciplinary actions are independent of and may precede, follow, or take place simultaneously with criminal proceedings. University actions will not be subject to challenge on the grounds that criminal charges involving the same incident have been dismissed or reduced.

A student who has been charged with a violation of the Code and refuses to participate in the judicial process may be prohibited from re-enrolling in the university until the charges are resolved to the satisfaction of the university.

UAS Residence Life Alcohol Policy

The use of alcoholic beverages should be in compliance with approved state, federal, and local laws, including, but not limited to the following:

  • A person less than 21 years of age shall not purchase alcohol, consume alcohol in licensed premises, or possess alcohol. A person who furnishes fraudulent identification to a person less than 21 years of age, or a person less than 21 years of age who uses a fraudulent identification to purchase alcoholic liquor, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
  • Alcohol shall not be sold or furnished to a person unless the person has attained 21 years of age. A person who knowingly sells or furnishes alcoholic liquor to a person who is less than 21 years of age is guilty of a misdemeanor. This includes hosting under-21 residents in an over-21 apartment where the minor is found to have consumed alcohol.
  • A person less than 21 years of age shall not knowingly transport or possess, in a motor vehicle, alcohol unless the person is employed by a licensee under the Liquor Control Commission Act or an agent of the Liquor Control Commission and is transporting or having the alcohol in a motor vehicle under the person’s control during regular working hours and in the course of the person’s employment. A person who violates this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor.
  • A person shall not transport or possess alcohol in a container which is open, uncapped, or upon which the seal is broken, within the passenger compartment of a vehicle.

Alcohol Policy for Over-21 Residents

Alcoholic beverages may be possessed and/or consumed by members of the Housing community who are of legal status to possess or consume such beverages as defined by the laws of the State of Alaska. Consumption and possession of alcohol beverages is restricted to apartments designated as “Over-21 Units.” Alcoholic beverages are not to be possessed or consumed at any time or place in UAS Student Housing or its buildings unless specifically authorized by the provisions of this policy. Residents who are unsure of their unit status or who wish to request a status change (after the last ‘under 21’ roommate celebrates their 21st birthday) should consult with Residence Life staff.

  • Students eligible to possess or consume alcoholic beverages are to do so only within the privacy of the apartments of students who can legally possess or consume alcoholic beverages. Any apartment in which all residents are of legal age will be designated an “Over-21 Unit,”, and can thereby host the consumption of alcohol by any persons of legal age. An apartment in which even one resident is under the age of 21 shall be designated an “Under-21 Unit,” and will remain a substance-free apartment until such time that all roommates are over-21.
    • Alcohol is not to be stored or consumed in an “Under-21 Unit,” even in private rooms of those residents who are over the age of 21.
    • The entirety of John Pugh Hall is a substance-free facility.
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages “in the privacy of (a resident’s) apartment” is interpreted to mean only within the apartment, with the door to the apartment closed, and with no more than 12 persons in an apartment at one time.
    • Students under 21 years of age may not be present in an “Over-21 Unit” when alcohol containers are open and/or alcohol is being consumed.
  • No common sources of alcohol or other concentrations of alcohol which require a common container are allowed on the campus or any of its facilities, e.g., “trash cans.” Containers requiring the use of a “tap system” are also not allowed in Student Housing or in any of its facilities. Kegs and similar containers may not even be present when empty, used as furniture or decoration, etc. Likewise, excessive amounts of liquor bottles in any single apartment may be considered a common source of alcohol. Individuals found to be responsible for common sources of alcohol may be fined and alcohol will be confiscated and disposed of immediately.
  • Alcohol is not to be consumed outside of an “Over-21” unit. This may include but is not limited to porches, roofs, decks or other exterior structures of living units, nor on their lawns or grounds. Under this provision, alcohol is not to be consumed in common areas within the Housing complex, including anywhere in the Lodge or in outdoor common areas such as the pavilion, the basketball court, sidewalks, or parking lot.
  • Any alcohol found to be in the possession or presence of under-21 year-old individuals will be confiscated and disposed of immediately.
  • Residents under the age of 21 may not possess or transport empty bottles or alcohol containers, nor any glass or container in which alcohol residue or remnants can be detected. These materials will be considered alcohol paraphernalia and be confiscated by the responding staff members.
  • Distilling, fermenting, and brewing of beer and other spirits are not permitted on premises.
  • Public intoxication and disorderly conduct of an intoxicated individual, including a resident who may legally consume alcohol, will be considered a violation of the alcohol policy.
  • The suspected violation of any portion of this alcohol policy may result in the search of the living unit where the violation is to take place.

Alcohol Emergencies

Heavily intoxicated individuals have a high risk of experiencing at least some symptoms of alcohol poisoning. Students who are aware that another individual who has been consuming alcohol is completely unresponsive should not simply assume that he/she has simply “passed out.” If attempts to rouse the person are unsuccessful, he/she may be in dire need of medical attention. Breathing may slow to dangerously low rates or students may choke on their own vomit if left unattended. Alcohol poisoning is just what it sounds like: the body is literally poisoned by excessive amounts of a toxic substance until the point where organs may begin to shut down or brain damage occurs. Other symptoms of alcohol poisoning is vomiting uncontrollably or vomiting blood, dilated pupils or uneven/unresponsive pupils, or seizures. These symptoms indicate an immediate need for medical care or assessment. Because individuals’ physiology and genetic predispositions vary greatly, one amount of alcohol may be just enough to give one person a “buzz,” while it is enough to put another into grave medical risk.

If you believe someone is experiencing Alcohol Poisoning, contact 911 immediately. After contacting 911, contact the RA On Duty at (907) 209-6539 for the Main Housing Complex or (907) 209-6534 for the John Pugh Residence Hall.

Service of Alcohol on University Premises

The UAS Chancellor or designee has the authority to approve in writing special events on university premises where beer or wine may be served to individuals of legal age. Only beer or wine may be approved; no other alcoholic beverages are allowed. Approval may be granted only for designated premises and for discrete periods of time, as outlined in conditions of the permit.

The Chancellor, at his/her discretion, may provide additional limitations on service of beer or wine, including but not limited to requirements for service by a state-certified vendor, a plan for monitoring alcohol served at the event, and advance approval of the event’s location, participants, room layout, food service, and advertising. Kegs or other large quantity containers of beer or wine are not allowed. Any beer or wine consumed must stay within a well-defined and controlled environment specified in the request for approval. Provision of alcohol should not be the foremost focus of any event. Food and non-alcoholic beverages should also be available for participants. UAS student organizations may not serve alcohol at the meetings where official student organization business is being conducted. Alcoholic beverages may not be purchased with public funds.

Parties requesting to provide beer or wine service on university premises will be held fully accountable for any violation of permission granted by the Chancellor. Violation of any applicable public law or ordinance, Regents’ policy, or university regulation relating to alcohol use will result in disciplinary action and/or prosecution by university and/or civil authorities.

Any individual, group, or organization wishing to request approval to serve beer or wine on university premises must do so in advance by completing the official UAS Alcoholic Beverage Service Application posted on the university’s website.

Service or Sales of Alcoholic Beverages at University Sponsored Events Not on University Premises

Serving alcoholic beverages at university-sponsored events off campus may be approved if the server has an appropriate state alcohol serving certificate. As above, such service requires approval by the Chancellor or designee. Food and non-alcoholic beverages should also be available for participants.

Any sale of alcohol must be conducted by a vendor in compliance with state laws and regulations and with assurances that the service will be provided consistent with the UAS Alcoholic Beverage Service Application. More information on the permit process is available on the university’s website.

UAS Drugs & Marijuana Policy: Student Code of Conduct

Rights and Responsibilities

The university will maintain an academic environment in which the freedom to teach, conduct research, learn, and administer the university is protected. Students will enjoy maximum benefit from this environment by accepting responsibilities commensurate with their role in the academic community. The principles found herein are designed to facilitate communication, foster academic integrity, and defend freedoms of inquiry, discussion, and expression among members of the university community. BOR Policy P09.02.010 states:

  1. Students will have the right:
    1. to pursue an education free from illegal discrimination and to be judged on the basis of relevant abilities, qualifications, and performance;
    2. to fair and impartial academic evaluation and a means of recourse through orderly procedures to challenge action contrary to such standard;
    3. to free inquiry and expression;
    4. to access their own personnel and education records and to have the university maintain and protect the confidential status of such records, as required by appropriate legal authority;
    5. through student representatives, to participate in formulating and evaluating institutional policies;
    6. to organize and join associations to promote their common and lawful interests;
    7. to be able to protest on university premises in a manner which does not obstruct or disrupt teaching, research, administration, or other activities authorized by the university;
    8. to an academic environment conducive to intellectual freedom;
    9. to a fair and orderly disciplinary process; and
    10. to have access to accurate information regarding tuition, fees and charges, course availability, general requirements for establishing and maintaining acceptable academic standing, and graduation requirements.

Students are responsible for knowing, understanding and complying with the University of Alaska Student Code of Conduct, which outlines both student rights and responsibilities as members of the academic community. The student Code of Conduct is available in the student handbook and is also available in the UAS Academic Catalog.

Students are expected to balance these rights and responsibilities to promote a learning environment that is conducive to the academic success of all members of the community and strive to be a positive, contributing member of the academic community.

Student Code of Conduct: Misuse of Drugs and Other Intoxicants Policy & Authority

As with all members of the university community, the university requires students to conduct themselves honestly and responsibly and to respect the rights of others. Students may not engage in behavior that disrupts the learning environment, violates the rights of others or otherwise violates the Student Code of Conduct (Code), university rules, regulations, or procedures. Students and student organizations will be responsible for ensuring that they and their guests comply with the Code while on property owned or controlled by the university or at activities authorized or sponsored by the university.

The University may initiate disciplinary action and impose sanctions on any student or student organization found responsible for committing, attempting to commit, or intentionally assisting in the commission of any of the following prohibited forms of conduct:

Misuse of Drugs and Other Intoxicants

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • use, possession, manufacture, distribution, or being under the influence of illegal drugs or other controlled substances in violation of local, state or federal law, Regents’ Policy, University Regulation or MAU rules and procedures;
  • abuse or misuse of prescription or over-the-counter medications, other chemical substances or other intoxicants;
  • engaging in any other category of prohibited conduct while under the influence of legal drugs or other intoxicants may constitute a violation of this category; or
  • use, possession, manufacture, distribution, or being under the influence of designer drugs.

Violations of the Student Code of Conduct that occur on property owned or controlled by the university, or at activities authorized by the university, are subject to university judicial review and disciplinary action by the university. Student behavior which, were it to occur on property owned or controlled by the university or at activities authorized by the university, would constitute a code violation is subject to disciplinary sanction when the university determines that the behavior would likely have an adverse impact on the health or safety of members of the university community, regardless of where the behavior occurs. Students who are charged with violations of local, state or federal laws may be subject to disciplinary action by the university if the offenses are also violations of the Code. University judicial procedures and disciplinary actions are independent of and may precede, follow, or take place simultaneously with criminal proceedings. University actions will not be subject to challenge on the grounds that criminal charges involving the same incident have been dismissed or reduced.

A student who has been charged with a violation of the Code and refuses to participate in the judicial process may be prohibited from re-enrolling in the university until the charges are resolved to the satisfaction of the university.

UAS Residence Life Illegal Substances & Marijuana Policy

Due to the federal funding and grants UAS and its students receive annually, the possession, use or sale of drugs and narcotics, including marijuana, as specified by the State of Alaska and federal laws and regulations, is not allowed on campus, including Student Housing. Any resident(s) involved in such actions will be subject to the conduct process and considered for major sanctions to include, but not limited to, eviction.

Local Municipal Laws

Applicable local alcohol and drug laws and ordinances are in accordance with state statutes, but may be subject to change with the passage and implementation of possible new laws.

City and Borough of Juneau

  • CBJ Municipal Code 36.20.058 prohibits manufacturing marijuana concentrate by any means other than water-based, alcohol-based, or food-based extraction. Violation of this provision is a class A misdemeanor.
  • CBJ Municipal Code 36.45.030 prohibits selling or possessing with the intent to sell drug paraphernalia. Violation of this provision is an infraction.
  • CBJ Municipal Code 36.50.010, Selling or Giving Tobacco to a Minor, prohibits selling or giving tobacco to a minor if the person is 19 or older and sells, exchanges, or gives a product containing tobacco to a person under 19 or maintains a tobacco product vending machine unless otherwise authorized. Violation of this ordinance is an infraction with a fine not less than $300.
  • CBJ Municipal Code 36.50.020, Possession of Tobacco by a Minor, prohibits a person under 19 from possessing a product containing tobacco unless the person is a prisoner at an adult correctional facility. Violation of this ordinance is an infraction.
  • CBJ Municipal Code 36.60.010, Smoking Prohibited, prohibits smoking in enclosed public places; enclosed areas that are places of employment; in CBJ vehicles; in commercial passenger vehicles regulated by CBJ; bus passenger shelters; private clubs licensed under state law; designated indoor and outdoor areas; within 10 feet of playground equipment at a public or private school or state or municipal park when kids are present; within 10 feet of an entrance to a bar or restaurant that serves alcohol; within 20 feet of an entrance, open window, or air intake vent of a building in which smoking is prohibited; near the entrance, open window, or air intake vent of a vessel or long-term care facility. And, it prohibits the use of any tobacco products within a designated “Hospital Tobacco-free Campus.” Violation of this ordinance is an infraction.
  • CBJ Municipal Code 72.10.010, Driving While Under the Influence, prohibits operating a motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft while under the influence of alcohol, an inhalant, or any controlled substance or any combination of these substances, or if the person’s blood alcohol is over the proscribed limit within four hours after driving. Violation of this ordinance is a class A misdemeanor, and penalties mirror those under state law.
  • CBJ Municipal Code 72.10.010, Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test, prohibits refusing to submit to a chemical breath test at the request of a law officer if arrested for DUI. Violation of this ordinance is a class A misdemeanor, and penalties mirror those under state law.
  • CBJ Municipal Code 72.10.016, Minor Operating a Vehicle after Consuming Alcohol, prohibits operating a motor vehicle, aircraft or watercraft after consuming any quantity of alcohol if at least 14 but under 21. Violation of this ordinance is an infraction, and the penalty is a fine of not more than $300, community work service, or both.
  • CBJ Municipal Code 72.10.017, Minor’s Refusal to submit to Chemical Test, prohibits refusing to submit to a chemical breath test if under arrest for Minor Operating a Vehicle after Consuming Alcohol. Violation of this ordinance is an infraction, and the penalty is a fine of not more than $300, community work service, or both.
  • CBJ Municipal Code 72.10.018, Driving During the 24 Hours after Being Cited for Alcohol or Breath Test Offenses, prohibits operating a motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft during the 24 hours after being cited for Minor Operating a Vehicle after Consuming Alcohol or Minor’s Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test. Violation of this ordinance is an infraction, and the penalty is a fine of not more than $300, community work service, or both.
  • CBJ Municipal Code 72.10.026, Open Container, prohibits driving with an open container of alcohol in the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Violation of this ordinance is an infraction with up to a $300 fine.
  • CBJ Municipal Code 72.10.029, Consumption of Marijuana in Motor Vehicles Prohibited, prohibits driving a motor vehicle when the person driving or any passenger in the motor vehicle is consuming marijuana. Violation of this ordinance is an infraction with up to a $300 fine.

Ketchikan

  • Ketchikan Municipal Code 9.04.010, Certain Acts Declared Misdemeanors, prohibits consuming alcoholic beverages, possessing an open container of any alcoholic beverage, in any public carrier, in any business establishment offering goods or services to the public, or in any public place, unless otherwise allowed by law. Ketchikan Municipal Code 9.04.030, Penalty, provides violation of this ordinance is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $1500 or imprisonment for not more than 24 hours or both.
  • Ketchikan Municipal Code 9.12.020 and .030, Sale Prohibited and Exemptions, prohibit selling, possessing with intent to sell or offer for sale drug paraphernalia, except as authorized by law. Ketchikan Municipal Code 9.12.040 provides violation of KMC 9.12.020 is punish by a fine of not more than $500; punishment for a first offense is $200; punishment for a second offense in 12 months is $350; and punishment for a third or subsequent offense in 12 months is $500. Ketchikan Municipal Code 9.12.050, Civil Proceedings and Forfeitures, provides the city may also file a civil action seeking an injunction; any item involved in a violation of this ordinance is subject to forfeiture.
  • Ketchikan Municipal Code 9.28.030, Furnishing Liquor or Weapons to Prisoners, prohibits introducing or taking into the jail or other prison or delivers to any person confined in jail any wine or spirituous or malt liquor unless permitted by the chief of police or upon the prescription of a practicing physician. Violation of this ordinance is a misdemeanor. Ketchikan Municipal Code 9.28.080 provides violation of this ordinance is punishable by a fine not to exceed $500 or imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or both.
  • Ketchikan Municipal Code 9.72.040, Fireworks – Discharging General Requirements, prohibits discharging consumer fireworks by persons showing visible signs of, or determined to be, intoxicated or under the influence of a drug or narcotic. Ketchikan Municipal Code 9.72.050, Violations, provides violation of this ordinance is punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.
  • Ketchikan Municipal Code 10.12.040, State Traffic Laws Adopted by Reference, adopts by reference all vehicle and traffic statutes and regulations of the state except felonies or those misdemeanors where conviction imposes mandatory minimum period of imprisonment in excess of 72 hours, including:
    • AS 28.35.030, Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence (operating a motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, inhalant, or controlled substance, or any combination of these substances, or if the person’s blood alcohol is over the proscribed limit within four hours after driving), which provides violation of this offense is a Class A misdemeanor, up to 1 year in jail, up to $25,000 fine, alcohol treatment screening and possible treatment, cost of imprisonment (up to $2000); driver’s license revocation, and possible forfeiture of vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft used in the offense, and violation is punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence of 72 hours in jail, $1500 fine, 6-month ignition interlock device. Ketchikan Municipal Code 10.40.010, Impoundment and Forfeiture of Motor Vehicle, provides a vehicle may be subject to forfeiture if the operator is convicted of DUI or Refusal under AS 28.35.030 or 28.35.032 or similar statute within five years of a prior conviction for these crimes, and a vehicle may be impounded pending the conclusion of criminal or other civil procedure for the forfeiture of a vehicle;
    • AS 28.35.032, Breath Test Refusal (Refusing to submit to a chemical breath test at the request of a law officer if arrested for DUI), which provides violation of this offense is a Class A misdemeanor, up to 1 year in jail, up to $25,000 fine, alcohol treatment screening and possible treatment, cost of imprisonment (up to $2000); driver’s license revocation, and possible forfeiture of vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft used in the offense, and violation is punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence of 72 hours in jail, $1500 fine, 6-month ignition interlock device. Ketchikan Municipal Code 10.40.010, Impoundment and Forfeiture of Motor Vehicle, provides a vehicle may be subject to forfeiture if the operator is convicted of DUI or Refusal under AS 28.35.030 or 28.35.032 or similar statute within five years of a prior conviction for these crimes, and a vehicle may be impounded pending the conclusion of criminal or other civil procedure for the forfeiture of a vehicle;
    • AS 28.35.029, Open Container (driving with an open container of alcohol in the passenger compartment of the vehicle); Ketchikan Municipal Code 10.12.050, Traffic Fine Schedule — Adoption of State Bail Forfeiture Schedule by Reference, adopts as the city’s traffic fine schedule the state’s “Traffic Bail Forfeiture Schedule,” which provides the penalty for violating AS 28.35.029, Open Container, is $200;
    • AS 28.35.280, Minor Operating a Vehicle after Consuming Alcohol (operating a motor vehicle, aircraft or watercraft after consuming any quantity of alcohol if at least 14 but under 21), which provides the following penalties: First conviction for violating this statute or Minor’s Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test or Driving During the 24 hours after Being Cited for Alcohol or Breath Test Offenses: $500 fine and 20-40 hours of community work service; second conviction: $1000 fine and 40-60 hours of community work service; 3rd or subsequent conviction: $1500 fine and 60-80 hours of community work service;
    • AS 28.35.285, Minor’s Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test (refusing to submit to a chemical breath test if under arrest for Minor Operating a Vehicle after Consuming Alcohol), which provides the following penalties: First conviction for violating this statute or Minor Operating a Vehicle after Consuming Alcohol or Driving During the 24 hours after Being Cited for Alcohol or Breath Test Offenses: $500 fine and 20-40 hours of community work service; second conviction: $1000 fine and 40-60 hours of community work service; 3rd or subsequent conviction: $1500 fine and 60-80 hours of community work service;
    • AS 28.35.290, Driving During the 24 Hours after Being Cited for Alcohol or Breath Test Offenses (operating a motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft during the 24 hours after being cited for Minor Operating a Vehicle after Consuming Alcohol or Minor’s Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test), which provides the following penalties: First conviction for violating this statute or Minor Operating a Vehicle after Consuming Alcohol or Minor’s Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test Offenses: $500 fine and 20-40 hours of community work service; second conviction: $1000 fine and 40-60 hours of community work service; 3rd or subsequent conviction: $1500 fine and 60-80 hours of community work service.
  • Ketchikan Municipal Code 13.09.010, Designated – Penalty for Violation, prohibits being upon the dock facilities when under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, in such condition as to be unable to exercise care for one’s own safety or the safety of others; to drink, consume, or possess intoxicants of any kind, including but not limited to alcoholic beverages or other drugs or hallucinogens. Violation of this ordinance is a misdemeanor. Ketchikan Municipal Code 1.02.030 provides violation of this ordinance is punishable by a fine of not more than $500.
  • Ketchikan Municipal Code 14.20.110, Prohibited Activities, prohibits operating or being in actual physical control of any boat while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs. Violation of this ordinance is punishable by a fine of not more than $500 together with the costs of prosecution or imprisonment for not more than 30 days, plus the privilege of using the boat harbor facilities may be suspended for not more than one year.

Sitka

  • Sitka General Code 7.30.010, Public Consumption, prohibits public consumption of marijuana, including on any public street, alley, sidewalk, municipally operated harbor walkways and floats, restrooms, parking lots, any municipally controlled area open to the public and public school grounds, whether in a motor vehicle or not; at any public park recreation area, playground, or ballfield, whether in a motor vehicle or not; in or upon those portions of any private property upon which the public enters; and any other public or private property posted prohibiting the consumption of marijuana. Violation of this ordinance is a violation punishable by a fine of up to $100.
  • Sitka General Code 9.20.015, Prohibition of Smoking in Public Places, prohibits smoking in all enclosed public places within the city and borough of Sitka, including aquariums, fish hatcheries, galleries, libraries, and museums; areas open to the general public in businesses and nonprofits, including, but not limited to, professional offices, banks, laundromats, hotels, and motels; areas and/or buildings that host youth agencies; bingo facilities; convention facilities; elevators; performance facilities; health care facilities; licensed child care and adult day care facilities; lobbies, hallways, and other common areas in apartment buildings, condominiums, trailer parks, retirement facilities, nursing homes, and other multiple-unit residential facilities; polling places; public transportation facilities, including buses and taxicabs, and ticket, boarding, and waiting areas of public transit depots; restaurants; restrooms, lobbies, reception areas, hallways, and other common-use areas; retail stores; rooms, chambers, places of meeting or public assembly, including school buildings, under the control of the city and borough of Sitka or a political subdivision of the state when a public meeting is in progress, to the extent the place is subject to the jurisdiction of the city and borough of Sitka; service lines; shopping malls; sports arenas, including enclosed places in outdoor arenas; vessels inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard which are day boats with no overnight accommodations and are larger in capacity than a “six-pack” but have a capacity of less than one hundred fifty passengers. Sitka General Code 9.20.055, Violations and Penalties, provides violation of this ordinance is an infraction punishable by a fine not exceeding $50.
  • Sitka General Code 9.20.020, Prohibition of Smoking in Places of Employment, prohibits smoking in all enclosed facilities within places of employment. Sitka General Code 9.20.055, Violations and Penalties, provides violation of this ordinance is an infraction punishable by a fine not exceeding $50.
  • Sitka General Code 9.20.025, Reasonable Distance, prohibits smoking near entrances, windows, and ventilation systems of all work sites of public places where smoking is prohibited. Sitka General Code 9.20.055, Violations and Penalties, provides violation of this ordinance is an infraction punishable by a fine not exceeding $50.
  • Sitka General Code 9.22.055, Prohibition and Policy, prohibits the sale or distribution of any tobacco product to a person under 21. Sitka General Code 1.12.010, Violations — Penalty, provides violation of this ordinance is a violation punishable by a fine of not more than $500.
  • Sitka General Code 10.44.030, License Required, prohibits the sale, barter, or consumption of intoxicating liquor, including wine and beer on any premises not licensed by the State. Sitka General Code 1.12.010, Violations — Penalty, provides violation of this ordinance is a violation punishable by a fine of not more than $500.
  • Sitka General Code 10.44.080, Drinking in Public, prohibits consuming an intoxicating liquor outside of a building in the central commercial district unless it is beer or wine in the segregated outdoor area of a licensed premises and the consumption is no later than 11 p.m.; on any public street or sidewalk, municipally operated harbor walkways and floats and municipally owned parking lots and public school grounds; at any public park, recreation area, ball field any municipally controlled area open to the general public, or any other public or private property where the area is posted as prohibiting the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages; or all public and private business parking lots. Sitka General Code 1.12.010, Violations — Penalty, provides violation of this ordinance is a violation punishable by a fine of not more than $500.
  • Sitka General Code 10.44.085, Open Containers, prohibits having in any place in which Drinking in Public is prohibited, any intoxicating liquor or beer unless the liquor or beer is in its original, retail, unopened container and the tax seal remains unbroken. Sitka General Code 1.12.010, Violations — Penalty, provides violation of this ordinance is a violation punishable by a fine of not more than $500.
  • Sitka General Code 10.76.040, Sale and Display of Narcotic and Other Paraphernalia, prohibits anyone under 18 from being, remaining in, entering, or visiting any room in any place used for the sale, or displaying for sale, devices, contrivances, instruments, or paraphernalia for smoking or injecting marijuana, hashish, PCP, or any controlled substances, other than prescription drugs and devices to ingest or inject prescription drugs, including roach clips, and cigarette papers and rollers designed and used for smoking the foregoing, or any item defined by municipal code, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sitka General Code 1.12.010, Violations — Penalty, provides violation of this ordinance is a violation punishable by a fine of not more than $500.
  • Sitka General Code 10.76.050, Prohibited Contraband Substances to Minors, prohibits selling, transferring, or giving to anyone under 18, or anyone under 18 from possessing, any marijuana, hashish, PCP or any other controlled substance (except by prescription) or any device, contrivance, instrument or paraphernalia described in subsection A of Section 10.76.040, or any circular multi-bladed throwing knives. Violation of this ordinance by selling, transferring, or giving a prohibited item to someone under 18 is punishable by not more than 30 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $500. Any prohibited item found in the possession of someone under 18 will be confiscated and destroyed.
  • Sitka General Code 10.84.049, Access of Persons under the Age of Twenty-one to Licensed Premises, prohibits anyone under 21 from entering or remaining in licensed premises unless otherwise allowed by law. Sitka General Code 10.84.070, Penalty, provides violation of this ordinance is punishable by a fine of not more than $300.
  • Sitka General Code 10.84.050, Possession or Consumption by Persons under the Age of Twenty-one, prohibits anyone under 21 from consuming, possessing, or controlling alcoholic beverages, except as allowed by law. Violation of this ordinance is punishable for a first-time offense by a suspended imposition of sentence and probation for one year, or until 21, whichever is later, and referral to a community diversion panel, which can require counseling, education, treatment, community work, and payment of fees; or a fine between $200-600, attendance at alcohol information school, and probation for one year or until 21, whichever is later, payment for and successful completion of any education or treatment recommended, prohibition on consuming inhalants or possession controlled substances or alcoholic beverages, except as allowed by law. A second violation of this ordinance is punishable by a fine of $1000; 48 hours of community work; driver’s license revocation for 3 months; and probation for one year or until 21, whichever is later, payment for and successful completion of any education or treatment recommended, prohibition on consuming inhalants or possession controlled substances or alcoholic beverages, except as allowed by law.. A third or subsequent violation of this ordinance is punishable by imprisonment and fine, and 96 hours of community work, driver’s license revocation for 6 months, probation for one year or until 21, whichever is later, payment for and successful completion of any education or treatment recommended, prohibition on consuming inhalants or possession controlled substances or alcoholic beverages, except as allowed by law.
  • Sitka General Code 10.84.051, Furnishing of Alcoholic Beverages to Persons under the Age of Twenty-one, prohibits furnishing an alcoholic beverage to anyone under 21 unless allowed by law. Sitka General Code 10.84.070, Penalty, provides violation of this ordinance is punishable by a fine of not more than $300.
  • Sitka General Code 10.84.060, Purchase by Persons under the Age of Twenty-one, prohibits anyone under 21 from purchasing alcoholic beverages or soliciting another to purchase alcoholic beverages for the person under 21; influencing the sale, gift, or service of an alcoholic beverage to a person under 21 by misrepresenting the age of the person; ordering or receiving an alcoholic beverage from a licensee or another person for the purpose of selling, giving, or serving it to someone under 21; someone under 21 entering a licensed premises and offering or presenting to the licensee written evidence of age that is fraudulent or false or not actually the person’s own, or otherwise misrepresenting the person’s age, for the purpose of inducing the licensee to sell, give, serve, or furnish alcoholic beverages contrary to law; or someone under 21 seeking to enter and remain in a licensed premise misrepresenting the person’s age or having obtained the consent of a parent or guardian. Sitka General Code 10.84.070, Penalty, provides violation of this ordinance is punishable by a fine of not more than $300.
  • Sitka General Code 10.88.020, Prohibitions, prohibits carrying a concealed weapon if intoxicated or impaired by alcohol or controlled substances or into any place where intoxicating liquor is sold for onsite consumption, except at a restaurant and the person doesn’t consume alcoholic beverages. Sitka General Code 1.12.010, Violations — Penalty, provides violation of this ordinance is a violation punishable by a fine of not more than $500.
  • Sitka General Code 11.28.010, Traffic Code – Adoption of State Traffic Laws, adopts by reference all vehicle and traffic statutes and regulations of the state, including:
    • AS 28.35.030, Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence (operating a motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, inhalant, or controlled substance, or any combination of these substances, or if the person’s blood alcohol is over the proscribed limit within four hours after driving), which provides violation of this offense is a Class A misdemeanor, up to 1 year in jail, up to $25,000 fine, alcohol treatment screening and possible treatment, cost of imprisonment (up to $2000); driver’s license revocation, and possible forfeiture of vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft used in the offense, and violation is punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence of 72 hours in jail, $1500 fine, 6-month ignition interlock device;
    • AS 28.35.032, Breath Test Refusal (Refusing to submit to a chemical breath test at the request of a law officer if arrested for DUI), which provides violation of this offense is a Class A misdemeanor, up to 1 year in jail, up to $25,000 fine, alcohol treatment screening and possible treatment, cost of imprisonment (up to $2000); driver’s license revocation, and possible forfeiture of vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft used in the offense, and violation is punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence of 72 hours in jail, $1500 fine, 6-month ignition interlock device;
    • AS 28.35.029, Open Container (driving with an open container of alcohol in the passenger compartment of the vehicle); Sitka General Code 11.28.020, adopts as its traffic fine schedule the state “Traffic Bail Forfeiture Schedule,” which provides the penalty for violating AS 28.35.029, Open Container, is $200;
    • AS 28.35.280, Minor Operating a Vehicle after Consuming Alcohol (operating a motor vehicle, aircraft or watercraft after consuming any quantity of alcohol if at least 14 but under 21), which provides the following penalties: First conviction for violating this statute or Minor’s Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test or Driving During the 24 hours after Being Cited for Alcohol or Breath Test Offenses: $500 fine and 20-40 hours of community work service; second conviction: $1000 fine and 40-60 hours of community work service; 3rd or subsequent conviction: $1500 fine and 60-80 hours of community work service;
    • AS 28.35.285, Minor’s Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test (refusing to submit to a chemical breath test if under arrest for Minor Operating a Vehicle after Consuming Alcohol), which provides the following penalties: First conviction for violating this statute or Minor Operating a Vehicle after Consuming Alcohol or Driving During the 24 hours after Being Cited for Alcohol or Breath Test Offenses: $500 fine and 20-40 hours of community work service; second conviction: $1000 fine and 40-60 hours of community work service; 3rd or subsequent conviction: $1500 fine and 60-80 hours of community work service;
    • AS 28.35.290, Driving During the 24 Hours after Being Cited for Alcohol or Breath Test Offenses (operating a motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft during the 24 hours after being cited for Minor Operating a Vehicle after Consuming Alcohol or Minor’s Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test), which provides the following penalties: First conviction for violating this statute or Minor Operating a Vehicle after Consuming Alcohol or Minor’s Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test Offenses: $500 fine and 20-40 hours of community work service; second conviction: $1000 fine and 40-60 hours of community work service; 3rd or subsequent conviction: $1500 fine and 60-80 hours of community work service.
  • Sitka General Code 13.07.010, Port and Harbor, Prohibited Acts, prohibits consuming alcohol, except on licensed premises or private vessels, or engaging in the use of, or being an instrument in the exchange of, illicit drugs or narcotics. Sitka General Code 13.12.010, Fines, provides violation of this ordinance is punishable by a maximum penalty of $500 and minimum of $50.

Drug and Alcohol Counseling, Treatment, and Resource Options

Students

The University of Alaska offers numerous health education seminars, workshops, and events, and students are encouraged to participate. Treatment, personal counseling options, and campus resource information for our University of Alaska campus can be found below.

Employees

Employees experiencing substance abuse-related issues are strongly encouraged to seek confidential counseling services.

The ComPsych Employee Assistance Program is a free service provided for employees, spouses/FIPs, dependents, and anyone living in the employee’s home. It offers a wide variety of counseling, referral, and consultation services that are completely confidential. The program can be accessed 24/7 by contacting ComPsych’s toll-free helpline at 1-888-969-0155. Online access is also available. To login, click Register, and use the WebID: UofAK. The University of Alaska employee health insurance program also contains benefits for some in-patient and out-patient treatment.

Local Resources for Students and Employees

Juneau
Campus Resources
  • UAS Counseling Services - 907-796-6000
  • UAS Health Clinic - 907-796-6000
Community Resources
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics & Addiction: 907-789-0965
  • Alcohol Anonymous: 907-586-1161
  • Gastineau Human Services: 907-780-4338
  • Rainforest Recovery at Bartle: 907-796-8690
  • Salmon Creek Center – JAMHI Health & Wellness: 907-463-3303
  • SEARHC: 907-463-0600
Ketchikan
Campus Resources
  • UAS Counseling Services: 907-796-6000
Community Resources
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 907-225-5154
  • Gateway Center for Human Services: 907-225-4135
  • Ketchikan Wellness Coalition: 907-225-9355
Sitka
Campus Resources
  • UAS Counseling Services: 907-796-6000
Community Resources
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 907-747-8866
  • Ravens Way: 907-966-8714
  • Sitka Counseling & Prevention Services: 907-747-3636

State and National Resources for Students and Employees

Drug Free Contact

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Nathan Bodenstadt, M.S.

Dean of Students

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