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Fraternity & Sorority Regulations


Medical Amnesty/Good Samaritan Policy

The College recognizes that in an alcohol or other drug-related emergency, the potential for disciplinary action by the IFC/College may act as a barrier to students seeking assistance, medical or otherwise, for themselves or others. To reduce the harmful, potentially deadly, consequence of alcohol and drug overdose, the College agrees to the policy that seeks to ensure that students are concerned about those around them and will call for medical assistance when faced with an alcohol or drug related emergency.

Medical Amnesty exempts students from formal college discipline (alcohol violations, fines, etc.) for those receiving emergency medical attention as well as individuals/chapter(s) who contact Public Safety for assistance (Good Samaritan). To obtain Medical Amnesty, the affected student must receive emergency medical attention and follow the advice of the Medical Responder. In addition, both the altered student and the Good Samaritan student may be required to participate in follow-up meetings with the Wellness Center or Counseling Center or Dean’s office and comply with recommendations these offices prescribe. The Medical Amnesty/Good Samaritan Policy applies to only cases of alcohol or other drug-related emergencies. This policy does not excuse co-occurring violations of the IFC bylaws or Student Handbook.

Note: If an individual receives emergency medical assistance on more than one occasion due to excessive use of alcohol or other drugs, the situation will be evaluated by the Vice President of Student Affairs who may recommend additional resources or sanctions.