Call for Help

Students can call Security Services or the Office of Residence Life when concerned about themselves or, on behalf of an intoxicated student without being charged with an alcohol or drug violation, as long as the caller(s) stay with the intoxicated student until help arrives.  Even if the student who called provided alcohol and/or other illicit substances, they will not be charged with an alcohol or drug violation of the Student Integrity Code. In addition, the student who is in need of medical assistance will not be charged with an alcohol or drug violation.

Although incidents involving alcohol or other drugs are typically resolved through the student conduct process, incidents which result in a student seeking help for oneself or for another person will, instead, result in an educational meeting to discuss the circumstances that led to the health and safety concern. This meeting will take place with the Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities or their designee. Students involved will be given educational assignments in lieu of conduct sanctions. There will be no conduct record for these incidents; however, failure to complete the required assignments in a timely manner will result in conduct proceedings for both any alleged alcohol or drug violation and for the failure to complete the required assignment. Students will be responsible for any relevant costs associated with alcohol or drug intervention assignments.

The Call for Help process applies only to incidents involving alcohol and/or other illicit substances, and does not apply to other conduct prohibited by the Student Integrity Code or to students for similar, repeat offenses.