Medical Amnesty Policy

Student health, safety, and well-being are the primary concerns of the College. While the College expects that students abide by all College policies, as well as local, state, and federal laws, it is recognized that there may be times when students experience medical emergencies related to excessive drinking and/or drug usage. In these situations students are expected to call for assistance for themselves or others. The College will not pursue conduct charges against any student calling for assistance for themselves or actively assisting an individual requiring assistance. Students may be required to meet with the Office of Student Affairs to review the incident and may be referred for counseling and/or alcohol/drug assessment. A record of the incident will remain on file. Those who wait until College or law enforcement officials arrive before seeking assistance will not be exempted. Other serious violations occurring at the time of the incident, including but not limited to assault, distribution of drugs, and property damage are not covered by this policy. Students should remember that they are always subject to legal action for violating local, state, and federal laws, and the College’s commitment to amnesty does not prevent law enforcement agencies from pursuing such violations.