Substance Free

The Substance Free community provides new and returning students with an enjoyable living and learning experience where community members commit to living a Substance Free lifestyle. Students who reside in Substance Free may participate in a variety of social events including movie and game nights, study breaks, and tie dying to name a few. Other program topics include healthy eating, living a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, leadership opportunities, and civic engagement. As a community member, you will be invited by your Resident Assistant to take an active role in helping to shape the community through regular participation and by helping to plan community events.

The Substance Free community provides new and returning students with an enjoyable living and learning experience where community members commit to living a Substance Free lifestyle. Students who reside in Substance Free may participate in a variety of social events including movie and game nights, study breaks, and tie dying just to name a few. Other program topics include healthy eating, living a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, leadership opportunities, and civic engagement. As a community member, you will be invited by your Resident Assistant to take an active role in helping to shape the community through regular participation and by helping to plan community events. A signed contract is required to live in this community.

A Substance Free environment is defined as one where the following are prohibited:

  • All use of cigarettes, cigars or burning tobacco in any form;
  • burning of incense;
  • use and/or possession of alcohol and other drugs, which are prohibited by state law and/or Ithaca College policy (i.e., use of marijuana, misuse and/or abuse of prescription drugs, etc.)

Substance Free community members are responsible for upholding these policies, which applies to all common areas, private rooms, hallways, bathrooms, stairwells, and lounges. You are prohibited from returning to the Substance Free community while under the influence of any substance. Substance Free community members are also responsible for the behavior of their guests, and must assume accountability for their actions.

Current Location: Terrace 3, 1st floor for Sophomore, Junior, and Seniors & Rowland, ground floor for First-year students

Fall 2020 Location: Terrace 5 1st floor

Population: all students including first-year and up

Room Styles: Doubles & Singles on a gender neutral floor

If you have questions about the Substance Free Community, please contact the Residential Life office, or one of the following Residential Life Staff:

How to Apply

Apply on HomerConnect during Housing selection. Students must complete a short application and agree to the Substance Free Housing Agreement prior to check-in.