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Medical Amnesty


Medical Amnesty Policy

Because the health and safety of Students are of primary importance to the University, Students are expected to take immediate action when a person's health or safety is threatened due to excessive alcohol consumption or drug use.

When a student undertakes an intentional action to seek assistance from a University Official or emergency services for themselves or others as a result of excessive alcohol consumption or drug use, the reporting Student or at risk Student(s) involved will not be found responsible for an alcohol- or drug-related violation of the Honor Code, nor will an alcohol- or drug-related violation appear on their Student Rights & Responsibilities record. This amnesty does extend to any Student who provides a statement to the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX in the course of an investigation addressing alleged violations of University Policies related to discrimination and equal opportunity through its own procedures. However, this amnesty does not extend to the distribution, sale, or otherwise providing another individual with alcohol or illegal drugs for the purposes of inducing incapacitation, as defined in those procedures.

The Students involved may be referred for an Educational Outcome or evaluation related to their health status or substance use. This referral will not constitute a reportable violation of the Honor Code. Medical Amnesty may or may not be offered on a repeated basis, but the University expects that Students will always prioritize their own and others' health and safety. Moreover, this commitment does not preclude legal consequences or Alleged Policy Violations for non-alcohol or drug-related Honor Code violations related to the incident.