Alcohol and Other Drug Information

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Alcohol eCheckup To Go

As part of our comprehensive alcohol prevention program, Murray State expects each newly admitted student, age 25 and younger, to complete Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo, an online alcohol education program. Whether you drink or not, this course will empower you to make well-informed decisions about alcohol and help you better cope with the drinking behavior of your peers.

To fulfill Murray State’s requirement you must complete the program by October 13, 2017.

**** This is a required program. Therefore, any student who does not complete the program and submit verification by the deadline above will have a registration hold placed on their account which will prevent you from registering for classes until the program is completed.****

To get started go to the following link and follow the prompts for completion:
(The link IS case sensitive.)

IMPORTANT:  Save the User ID that you are assigned when you begin the program. This is the only way you will be able to access your account should you need to in the future.  Murray State does not have access to these numbers.

IMPORTANT:  In order to have the hold removed from your academic record, you must submit the online verification form in the eCheckup system. On the last tab you must click on the below icon, enter your name and M#, and hit submit in order for your hold to be removed.



Who is REQUIRED to complete e-CheckUpToGo?

ALL new first-year students and ALL new transfer students under the age of 25 are required to complete the program.

What is Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo?

The Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo is an interactive web survey that allows college and university students to enter information about their drinking patterns and receive feedback about their use of alcohol. The assessment takes about 6-7 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to- face contact time with a counselor or administrator.

For assistance or if you have questions please email

Marijuana eCheckup To Go

The Marijuana eCHECKUP TO GO for Colleges & Universities is a personalized, evidence-based, online prevention & intervention program designed to reduce marijuana use among college students. It is designed to help motivate students to reduce their level of marijuana use using personalized information about their own behavior and risk factors.  This program can be completed anonymously by any student, at any time, who wants to learn more about how their own marijuana use could impact their life.  Additionally, students who violate university policy regarding substance use may be asked to complete this program as a first step in intervention. 

To get started use the following link and follow the prompts for completion: echeckup/usa/mj/coll/ murraystate (The link IS case sensitive.)

IMPORTANT:  Save the User ID that you are assigned when you begin the program. This is the only way you will be able to access your account should you need to in the future.  Murray State does not have access to these numbers.

Student Life Alcohol and Other Drug Policy

Murray State Alcohol Policy

The possession or use of alcoholic beverages in the residence halls is prohibited. No one under 21 may possess alcohol on University property for his/her own use and no one will assist anyone under 21 in having alcohol delivered or served to him/her on University property. Alcohol use or intoxication is prohibited in outdoor areas on University property, and in classrooms and instructional buildings, administrative offices, cafeterias, and in any other facilities to which the general public and student population have access such as the CFSB Center, Bauernfeind Wellness Center, Roy Stewart Stadium, and the Expo Center.


To view the policy in its entirety including information on the health impact, sanctions, and resources available click here.


Appendix A - Health Impacts

Tailgating Procedure

To view the guidelines and expectations surrounding tailgating please click here.

Alcohol and Sexual Misconduct

The Board of Regents of Murray State University has specifically condemned sexual offenses, unwanted and repetitive pursuit and other forms of relationship violence committed by or against any member of the campus community. The University is committed to the eradication of such offenses on campus by means of preventative educational programs, victim advocacy and strict enforcement of this policy. Because sexual misconduct, stalking, and relationship violence violate the standards of civility and respect expected of all members of the campus community, Murray State will take appropriate action to respond to, investigate, and impose sanctions for behavior found to violate this policy.

Consent involves a reasoned, knowing, and voluntary willingness to engage in behavior. Sexual activity between students must be consensual. Consent must be expressed in words or actions that clearly indicate voluntary agreement to engage in mutually agreed-upon sexual activity. It is the responsibility of the person initiating sexual contact to be certain that consent is freely and knowingly given by the other person. The consumption of alcohol or other drugs often results in lowered inhibitions and create an atmosphere of confusion over whether consent has been freely and effectively obtained. Voluntary intoxication is not a viable excuse for violations of this policy.

EXAMPLE: Andrew and William have been flirting with each other all night at a party. Around 12:30 a.m., William excuses himself to find a bathroom. Andrew notices William slurring his speech. He wonders if William went to the bathroom to vomit. When William returns, the two begin flirting more heavily and move to a couch. As the conversation continues, the two become more relaxed and more physically affectionate. Andrew soon suggests they go back to his room, and William agrees. As they walk down the stairs, Andrew notices that William looks unstable and offers his arm for support and balance. When they get back to his room, Andrew leads William to the bed and they begin to become intimate. William becomes increasingly passive and appears disoriented. Andrew soon begins to have sexual intercourse with him. The next morning, William thinks they had sex but cannot piece together the events leading up to it. This is a violation of University policy. William was clearly under the influence of alcohol and thus unable to freely consent to engage in sexual activity with Andrew. Although Andrew may not have known how much alcohol William had consumed, he saw indicators from which a reasonable person would conclude that William was intoxicated, and therefore unable to give consent. Andrew in no way obtained consent from William.*

See the full policy on Alcohol, Sexual Misconduct, and Consent in the Student Handbook by clicking here.

Learn more about the Greek Social Event Policy as related to alcohol by clicking here.

Tobacco Policy

Murray State's Tobacco Policy can be found here: Final Tobacco Policy

For more information about tobacco cessation and support visit: Tobacco Cessation and Support at Murray State

Resource List

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