Does Penn State have substance free dorms?

Does Pennsylvania State University (PSU) have substance free dorms (sober housing)?

asked 03 Jul '12, 22:43

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PSU is Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), located in University Park, Pennsylvania. Penn State 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.

Pennsylvania State University, AKA Penn State, has many Special Living Options (SLO), including substance free dorms and sober living communities. Many drug and alcohol free dorms at Penn State are called L.I.F.E. Houses (Living in a Free Environment), in which "members promise to abstain from the use of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco products at all times." Below is a list of the substance free campuses/dorms I found on their web page:

-Penn State Altoona: "LIFE House"

-Penn State Berks: "Healthy LIFE" (Ivy House, 4th Floor)

-Penn State Hazleton: "Healthy Living"

-Penn State University Park: "Living in a Free Environment House" (Tener Hall, East Halls & Ewing Hall, South Halls)

In most cases, students who wish to join SLOs must fill out an application. You should be able to find out more on the Penn State site if you need to, under Undergraduate Admissions Home > Student Life > Residence Life > Special Living Options.

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