The overarching priority of Eastern Connecticut State University with respect to alcohol and other drugs is to ensure the safety and well-being of our students. Eastern expects students to abide by laws and University policies regarding alcohol and drug possession and consumption. However, the University acknowledges that there may be times when students face medical emergencies involving excessive drinking and/or drug use.
In an effort to promote responsible student behavior and to respect the health and welfare of all members, Student Conduct will consider whether a student sought medical assistance for a person in need. If an individual reaches out to a campus authority (911, Resident Assistant, Hall Director) for medical assistance for themselves or another, they may not be subject to the typical conduct sanctions for a violation of the alcohol and drug policy, as long as they comply with all assessments and follow-up required by Student Conduct. The student in need of emergency and/or medical attention may not be subject to disciplinary action for being impaired. They may however, be required to participate in services offered by the Office of Wellness Education and Promotion.
This Good Samaritan statement applies only to cases where there is a legitimate concern for someone's well-being as a result of excessive alcohol or drug use. Additional infractions occurring simultaneous to the alcohol or drug use will be adjudicated separately.