To safeguard students so they receive the help they need without fear of penalty or retribution, the “Good Samaritan Clause” has been adopted. This clause may be invoked by the person in need of assistance and by those who provided that person with alcohol. If a student or organization helps an intoxicated student to get assistance from Residence Life staff, Public Safety officers, medical professionals, and/or local or state police, both the intoxicated student and the individual(s) assisting may not be subject to formal University disciplinary action for 1) being intoxicated or 2) having provided alcohol. This policy refers to isolated incidents only and does not excuse or protect those who flagrantly or repeatedly violate the Alcohol Policy.

In the event of an alcohol related emergency or concern, students should contact Public Safety from any campus phone at X4444, or any cell phone at 973-408-4444.