Does the University of Georgia have substance free dorms?

Does the University of Georgia (UGA) have substance free dorms (sober housing)?

asked 03 Jul '12, 22:39

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The University of Georgia, often called UGA or "uga", is located in Athens, Georgia. The University of Georgia (UG, U of G) is a public research university. In "sober dorms" or "substance free" dorms, drugs and alcohol are prohibited. Some colleges and universities also include drug treatment, addiction counseling, sober living services student sobriety support programs, and additional drug awareness information.

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Alcohol use is common on college campuses, however, not everyone drinks. Some students prefer to live in a sober community, free from substance use and abuse.



It is common for colleges and universities to have high rates of drug use and abuse in student housing. However, many students do not use drugs and want the option of living in substance-free dorms.



The University of Georgia campus is in Athens, GA just outside of Atlanta.

University of Georgia offers 22 residence halls in eight community complexes near Sanford Stadium in central Athens, GA.

All housing is securely accessed via UGACard swipe and all are designated healthy living (alcohol free) accommodations.

Substance-free (healthy living, or alcohol-free) residences in 2014 include Brumby Community, Creswell Community, East Campus Village (Busbee Hall, McWhorter Hall, Rooker Hall, Vandiver Hall), Brown Hall at Health Sciences Campus, Hill Community (Boggs Hall, Church Hall, Hill Hall, Lipscomb Hall, Mell Hall, Oglethorpe House), Myers Community (Mary Lyndon Hall, Myers Hall, Rutherford Hall, Soule Hall), Reed Community (Building 1516, Morris Hall, Payne Hall, Reed Hall) and Russell Hall within Russell Community.


All dormitories and on-campus housing at the University of Georgia (UGA) are technically "substance-free", according to a housing representative I called earlier this week. Even for those students that are above the age of 21, alcohol and drug use are forbidden, or else "you will get written-up" and subject to probation for 6-12 months. However, there are no dorms or communities that are specifically invested in substance-free living.

UGA abides by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. You can find out more by searching University of Georgia: "Policy on Alcohol and Other Drugs".


answered 28 Aug '12, 12:57

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This is increasingly popular (sober living or no-alcohol dorms) but I'm afraid there is also a very large student population interested in "sober-free" living, too.

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