Medical Amnesty

The University recognizes that students may be reluctant to seek medical attention for themselves or others for incidents related to alcohol or drug consumption, due to a fear of potential consequences for their own conduct. Therefore, the University has adopted this Medical Amnesty Policy to encourage students to seek medical assistance where the use of alcohol or other drugs may result in the endangerment of themselves or another.

Under the Medical Amnesty Policy, the student for whom assistance is sought and a bystander acting in good faith who discloses to University officials an incident of alcohol or drug use, may not be subject to University outcomes for violations of alcohol or drug policies. This means that in most instances, if a student acts with intent to assist or restore the well-being of a student at risk due to alcohol or drug usage, neither party will be subject to University outcomes for drug or alcohol violations.