Calling for Help

When the health and safety of a fellow Buff are at risk, calling for help is always the right thing to do. Students should call for help in an alcohol- or drug-related emergency, or large social gatherings, without the concern of university disciplinary actions, as stated in the Amnesty Policy.

What is the Amnesty Policy?

Whenever a student assists an intoxicated individual in procuring the appropriate assistance as determined by SCCR, neither the intoxicated individual nor the individual(s) who assists will be subject to the formal resolution process with respect to the alcohol, drug, or infectious disease policy. Educational outcomes may still be assigned.

Whenever a student calls for appropriate assistance in ending large social gatherings in their homes, neither the individual who called for assistance nor other tenants who are present or on the lease will be subject to the formal resolution process with respect to the violation of law or infectious disease policy violation pertaining to the gathering. Resolution of the incident under the Amnesty provision is contingent upon all tenants at the address completing a restorative justice process with SCCR.

How does it work?

To be covered by the Amnesty Policy, the student must:

  • Call for help (911 or university staff).
  • Stay until help arrives.
  • Cooperate with staff and emergency responders.

The student must fully comply with police and medical responders for the Amnesty Policy to be considered.

Amnesty Policy