Substance Abuse and Respect for the Rights and Property of Others

Substance Abuse

Substance abuse compromises the student’s ability to learn and to practice as a health provider. Intoxication or being under the influence of legal or illegal drugs and/or alcohol in a clinical or classroom setting will not be tolerated. Students who have a problem with alcohol and/or other substances should seek assistance from services available on campus or through the Colorado Physician Health Program (CPHP) or other peer assistance programs. In the event these behaviors affect academic performance, interprofessional relationships, patient care, or clinical practice, the SAPC may mandate evaluation by CPHP or other peer assistance programs available to students.

The RVU PA Program adheres to the University policies regarding substance abuse and respect for the rights and properties of others.

Respect for the Rights and Property of Others

Students should conduct themselves in a manner that recognizes the rights and property of others. Examples of inappropriate behavior include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Theft;
  • Damage to University or personal property of others;
  • Disruption of educational or other activities on campus;
  • Illegal use of University facilities;
  • Harassment or physical assault;
  • Any other conduct that threatens the health or safety of others.

In the event of illegal activity, the police department will be contacted and the SAPC will be notified.