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Western Colorado's Selective University

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Awareness

As a public institution and state agency, Colorado Mesa University expects all members of the university community to be responsible for their own behavior within the context of state and federal law and university regulations.

Colorado Mesa University is dedicated to instilling positive change in students' lives. The university believes the abuse of alcohol and drugs is counterproductive to this goal and has established campus policies and programs, which support the following:

  1. Reduce consumption by those who use alcohol heavily;
  2. Responsible consumption for those who occasionally drink alcohol.

Read more about CMU's drug and alcohol policies in The Maverick Guide.


MAVrides is a student-operated organization that offers free, safe rides to Colorado Mesa University students. MAVrides is a CMU-funded program that operates on Fridays and Saturdays from 9pm to 3am.

Call 970.248.2222 to arrange a ride, volunteer as a driver or navigator or to learn more about the program.