UNF enforces new, stricter alcohol policy on campus

UNF announces stricter alcohol on campus policy

The University of North Florida sent an internal message to students and staff Friday afternoon announcing the new Alcohol Policy Guideline changes.

It said, in part, “The guidelines of the Alcohol and Other Drug Policy have been undergoing review since February, with the chair of the UNF Board of Trustees and campus leaders. These changes are part of a comprehensive approach to provide our students with a healthy and safe campus.”

The new policy bans alcohol in specific areas on campus, meaning students 21 or older can no longer drink on campus, including in dorm rooms and parking lots.

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The full list of banned locations includes parking lots and parking garages, Osprey Landing, Osprey Cove, Osprey Crossings, Osprey Hall, Robert W. Loftin Nature Trails, Lake Oneida, Osprey Challenge Courts and Sawmill Slough Preserve.

A full list of locations that allows students who 21 or older to drink can be found here.

“They’re going to drink anyway, so taking it out of the school is just going to make it more dangerous,” student Louis Siova said.

“I guess it’ll make the campus safer. Hopefully, there’s more students who will be more responsible,” student Nicole Haugen said.

Action News Jax reached out to the university for further comment but was directed back to its original statement to faculty and staff.