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Oglethorpe's Substance Free Living Community, located in Dempsey Hall, is designed for students who have an interest in adopting a substance free lifestyle. Residents in this area make a commitment to their roommates and floor mates that they and their guests will refrain from the use of tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs while on the floor. Residents must further agree that, should they consume alcohol or other substances while away from their hall, they will not return to their room in a state of intoxication. The goal is to create cooperative living environment that promotes a substance free lifestyle. Floor mates will be encouraged to share time together in a range of voluntary social and recreational activities and programs. Programs will emphasize having an enjoyable and successful university experience without the use of substances.

Rule Enforcement
In order to ensure cooperation, residents in this community will sign a contract explicitly stating that they will live a completely substance free lifestyle within the building and that they will not return to the building in a state that might be disruptive to the substance free environment. They further commit to making an attempt to participate in one program per semester and assisting with community activities.

Application Procedure
Students from all classes are encouraged to apply for substance free housing. Students who wish to live in this community will select their rooms before the general room selection process. The only requirement for selection is that all persons who live in substance free housing, including roommates and suitemates, agree to the terms of substance free living. First-year students may designate their interest in the Substance Free Living Community on their Housing Application.


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