The College values and promotes responsible decision making. When a report clearly documents that a student sought help for themselves or another student, due to excessive alcohol or other drug consumption, the incident will not be referred to the Student Conduct Process as outlined above, since the incident will typically be covered by the Good Samaritan Policy. Upon receipt of a report that a student was acting as a Good Samaritan, the Office of Community Standards (OCS) or Office of Housing and Residential Education (HRE) will reach out to the students involved, which may include the student(s) who sought medical assistance to process the incident. Students contacted are expected to cooperate with any instructions provided by the OCS or HRE. When the Good Samaritan Policy is applied to an incident, there will not be a formal hearing, however students may be required to participate in educational programs designed to help prevent future safety risks. Such programs can include, but is not limited to: BYOC, “Let’s Be Blunt”, or an ECAPS Substance Abuse Assessment. However, when processing a Good Samaritan incident, the Office of Community Standards will not assign disciplinary fines or sanctions and will not report the incident or any follow up to a student’s parents or guardians. To the extent permitted by FERPA, the College may inform a student’s emergency contact of a student’s transport to a hospital or medical facility for the reported misuse of alcohol or other drugs.
A record of the incident and use of the Good Samaritan Policy will remain on file. Please note that this policy does not excuse or protect those who repeatedly or flagrantly violate the Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy. If the Good Samaritan Policy has been applied to a student for a prior incident, the availability of Good Samaritan Policy for a subsequent incident is at the discretion of the Assistant Dean for Campus Life or a designee. The Good Samaritan Policy for alcohol or drug violations, however, will not be given to students whose conduct placed the health or safety of any other person at risk.