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West Lafayette Campus Policies

Medical Amnesty for Student Intoxication (WL-7)

Volume WL: West Lafayette
Chapter: N/A
Responsible Executive: Vice President for Student Affairs
Responsible Office: Office of the Dean of Students
Date Issued: June 10, 2011
Date Last Revised: January 1, 2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Statement of Policy
Reason for This Policy
Individuals and Entities Affected by This Policy
Who Should Know This Policy
Exclusions
Website Address for This Policy
Contacts
Definitions
Responsibilities 
Procedures
Related Documents, Forms and Tools
History and Updates
Appendix

STATEMENT OF POLICY

In cases of student intoxication and/or alcohol poisoning that occur on the West Lafayette campus, on the premises of a Recognized Student Organization or at a function sponsored by a Recognized Student Organization, the intoxicated student, as well as the student(s) seeking medical attention on the intoxicated student's behalf, will be exempt from Disciplinary Sanctions related to alcohol consumption.

In circumstances involving a Recognized Student Organization, the willingness of the members involved in seeking medical assistance for a member or guest will be viewed as a mitigating factor in the review process for the Recognized Student Organization for any possible violations.

REASON FOR THIS POLICY

The primary concern of Purdue University in all cases, including those cases of intoxication and/or alcohol poisoning, is the health and safety of the individuals involved. Recognizing that the potential application of Disciplinary Sanctions could be a factor that deters students from making the responsible decision to seek medical attention for themselves or others in cases of student intoxication and/or alcohol poisoning, the University has instituted the Purdue Community Alcohol-Related Emergency Situation (PurdueCARES) Program and adopted this policy.

INDIVIDUALS AND ENTITIES AFFECTED BY THIS POLICY

This policy applies to all students and Recognized Student Organizations on the West Lafayette campus.

WHO SHOULD KNOW THIS POLICY

President
Vice Presidents
Vice Provosts
Deans
Advisors of Recognized Student Organizations
Faculty
Students
Recognized Student Organizations

EXCLUSIONS

There are no exclusions from this policy.

WEBSITE ADDRESS FOR THIS POLICY

www.purdue.edu/policies/west-lafayette/wl-7.html

CONTACTS

Subject Contact Telephone E-mail/Web Address
Policy Clarification Dean of Students 765-494-1747 odosmain@purdue.edu

DEFINITIONS

Disciplinary Sanction
Expulsion, suspension, probated suspension, or disciplinary probation.

Recognized Student Organization
A student organization or group that is formally recognized by the Office of the Dean of Students on the West Lafayette campus in accordance with the Regulations and Procedures for Recognized Student Organizations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Students
Observe the provisions of this policy and share responsibility for compliance.

Office of the Dean of Students
Enforce this policy and impose Disciplinary Sanctions in accordance with this policy.

PROCEDURES

Office of the Dean of Students

Develop and deliver training and educational materials regarding student alcohol consumption and the prevention of and response to student alcohol intoxication and poisoning.

Students and Recognized Student Organizations

Participate in alcohol education programs developed by the Office of the Dean of Students as required.

RELATED DOCUMENTS, FORMS AND TOOLS

Regulations and Procedures for Recognized Student Organizations: www.purdue.edu/univregs/studentorgs/forming.html

University Regulations: www.purdue.edu/univregs/index.html

HISTORY AND UPDATES

January 1, 2012: This policy supersedes its interim version dated June 10, 2011. No changes were made to the substance of the policy.

June 10, 2011: This is the first such policy to address this issue.

APPENDIX

There are no appendices to this policy.