Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention and Educational Services

Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Educational Services


The University of Northern Iowa adheres to the laws of the state of Iowa, and strives to create an environment that supports healthy decisions and lifestyles. While the use of illegal drugs is prohibited, the University acknowledges and respects the rights of individuals to use alcohol in a legal and responsible manner, just as it acknowledges and respects the rights of individuals who choose not to use alcohol. Although the moderate consumption of alcohol may be an acceptable part of certain social activities, alcohol and drug abuse interferes with the ability of the University to achieve its mission and can adversely affect individuals, the university, and the larger community. For more information on UNI's alcohol policy

Student Wellness Services provides alcohol and other drug (AOD) preventative and educational services on campus. Services include:

  • Educational presentations and prevention programming for students
  • Collaboration with Public Safety, Department of Residence staff, UNI Athletics and other on-campus departments to provide AOD training/programming 
  • Consultation and referral services for students
  • Screening and brief intervention for alcohol and marijuana (BASICS and eMarijuana CheckupToGo individual sessions)

For more information, contact Shawna Haislet, Health Promotion Coordinator at or call (319) 273-6119.

Let's Clear the Air...Vaping Isn't Worry Free

There are a lot of myths regarding e-cigarettes (AKA JUULs, vapes, e-cigs, or other devices). Even if listed otherwise, many vape juices or pods contain nicotine. In fact, a single JUUL pod contains as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes, according to the manufacturer. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance that can harm brain development, which continues until about age 25. The aerosol that’s created when an e-cigarette heats up the liquid is not just water vapor. It contains harmful substances, including heavy metals, cancer-causing chemicals, compounds such as benzene (found in car exhaust), and nicotine. JUULs and other vaping devices are considered tobacco products, meaning they are prohibited on campus, according to UNI’s policy. For those looking to ditch the JUUL, help is available! Call UNI Student Health Clinic at 319-273-2009 or visit online resources: and For questions or to learn more about this campaign, email

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