Medical Amnesty Policy

The safety and health of our students is our primary concern at Georgetown College. As such, in situations where individuals may be demonstrating signs of alcohol poisoning or drug overdose students are encouraged to seek medical assistance for themselves or others by contacting Campus Safety or 911. In these situations Georgetown College will not pursue conduct sanctions for violations of the Student Code of Conduct for the student involved or the student that seeks assistance for possible alcohol poisoning or drug overdose.

In lieu of conduct sanctions, the student involved in the situation (and possibly the referring student) will be required to meet with a member of the Student Life staff or the College Counseling Center to discuss the incident. The College Counseling Center or Student Life staff may require further educational or substance abuse sessions after an initial meeting. Multiple requests for use of this policy are not permitted however students are always encouraged to seek medical assistance for possible alcohol poisoning or drug overdose.

Georgetown College’s Medical Amnesty Policy does not prevent conduct action or sanctions for violations of the Student Code of Conduct unrelated to the alcohol and/or drug policies that occur during the incident. Likewise, the Medical Amnesty Policy does not prevent action by Georgetown Police or other law enforcement personnel if they deem action necessary.