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U.S. CAMPUS POLICY GRADEBOOK

Centering health, safety, and education in campus policies

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Introduction

Students for Sensible Drug Policy advocates for campus policies which center student health, safety, and education rather than punitive enforcement of laws and campus regulations which deny students access to education and needlessly expose young to the dangers of the carceral system, law enforcement practices such as the use of confidential informants, and overdose.

Every weekend across the U.S., 21 million college students make choices about how they are going to party. Will it be a sober night, or will they choose to consume alcohol or another drug of unknown origin, potency, or composition regardless of rules or prohibitions against doing so? Based on government data about drug use, we can conservatively estimate that, each month, 12 million students choose to consume alcohol, 4 million choose to use marijuana, and another 4 million will choose another drug.

Colleges and universities are obligated to protect the lives of students in loco parentis and must acknowledge the plain fact that students will use -- and sometimes misuse -- drugs and alcohol despite decades of efforts to eliminate such behaviors. Drug policies based in harm reduction ensure the millions of students who will inevitably choose to use alcohol or other drugs have a better chance of safely making it to graduation.

Throughout the nation, colleges have been embracing practices that focus on safeguarding, rather than punishing, students who abuse alcohol or illicit drugs, often at the suggestion of students themselves. Such institutions stress that their intent is not to be permissive, and that their rules against underage drinking and illicit-drug possession remain in effect. Nevertheless, faced with the persistent risk of alcohol-related student deaths, a national upsurge in opioid overdoses, and nationwide spates of medical emergencies among consumers of "club drugs," the colleges have been showing a willingness to suspend enforcement of their rules if necessary to keep students from being harmed.  - Schmidt, Peter (2016, September 13). Colleges Embrace Streetwise Tactics to Prevent Substance-Abuse Deaths. The Chronicle of Higher Education. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Embrace-Streetwise/237763

Students for Sensible Drug Policy publishes the U.S. Campus Drug Policy Gradebook as a resource for students, administrators, and other members of campus communities who seek to ground their approach to drugs in health, safety, and education.

U.S. Campus Policy Grading Criteria

Medical Amnesty Policies (35 points)

A full medical amnesty policy is defined as an explicitly stated and publicized policy which protects victims,callers, and bystanders in alcohol and drug related emergencies from legal or school sanctions. Medical amnesty policies save lives by removing the fear of calling for help during alcohol or other drug related emergencies, greatly increasing the likelihood that such an event is survivable and, in the case of ongoing substance misuse, a student will participate in counseling and thereby reduce the risk of additional events.  

FERPA and parental notification

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), schools are permitted to contact a student’s parents or guardians without the student’s consent when he or she has violated laws or institutional policies regarding the use of alcohol or drugs. As such, even if  “parental notification” is not a listed sanction for a particular school, such notification is still possible. We acknowledge parents or guardians can provide an important support for students struggling with alcohol or other drugs. However, parental notification assumes parents are equipped to handle a complex health problem, the student-parent relationship is characterized by healthy communication, and the relationship with the parent or guardian is not a contributing factor to drug misuse. Additionally, such laws violate the privacy of legal adults, undermine the relationship of trust between students and their school, and discourage students from seeking help from campus health resources.

Drug Education and Information (20 points)

The most effective drug education is evidence-based, founded in the principles of harm reduction, readily available via multiple delivery channels, and delivered by peers. SSDP’s Just Say Know peer-to-peer drug education meets these criteria and is available on campuses nationwide.

Naloxone access on campus (10 points)

The opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone should be available from the student health center and carried by resident advisors and campus safety officers.

Sanctions for use or possession of alcohol and other drugs (15 points)

Academic, legal, or financial sanctions for use or possession of drugs do not reduce drug use, and particularly do not reduce problematic drug use. Instead, they isolate and stigmatize drug users and impede their ability to succeed. Ideal policies are built on supportive, stabilizing strategies such as evidence-based counseling and do not, in the absence of other dangerous behavior, contain the types of sanctions historically relied upon by institutions such as eviction, suspension or expulsion, forced treatment, or mandatory fines which could lead to such sanctions.

Resident advisor discretion (10 points)

Resident advisors should be trained to recognize the signs of problematic drug use and responsible for providing support in such cases but should be permitted discretion in all others. They should not be permitted to engage in violations of privacy such as bag searches.

Additional criteria

 

A note on federal funding, compliance with law, and drug policies

It is commonly believed that colleges and universities must maintain and enforce punitive drug and alcohol policies to maintain funding.  In order to receive federal funding and comply with the Higher Education Act, schools are required to state their policies regarding drugs and alcohol. Many colleges also list the possible legal penalties for alcohol and drug violations. As these statements are required to receive funding, the statements are not interpreted to be relevant to the relative stringency of campus drug and alcohol policies.


American University: F

American University is a private institution in Washington, DC with an enrollment of 13,061 and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (0 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 xoints        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program but it is not free for students - 1 point        

Sources

http://www.american.edu/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&pageid=4206692
http://www.american.edu/finance/publicsafety/saferide.cfm
http://www.american.edu/policies/upload/EDITABLE-Tobacco-and-Smoke-Free-Policy-7-12-16.pdf
http://www.american.edu/ocl/dos/Alcohol-and-Other-Drugs.cfm


Appalachian State University: C

Appalachian State University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (27.5 of 40 points)

"If your friend is potentially in immediate danger from alcohol poisoning, CALL 911.  Appalachian has an alcohol medical amnesty policy that protects you from receiving sanctions related to underage drinking if you call.  It can also protect your friend."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (10 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://policy.appstate.edu/Drugs_and_Alcohol
file:///Users/OC-Scott/Downloads/2016-17-Code-of-Student-Conduct.pdf
file:///Users/OC-Scott/Downloads/RA-Position-Description.pdf
https://wellness.appstate.edu/pagesmith/44
https://sga.appstate.edu/
http://policy.appstate.edu/Tobacco_and_Related_Product_Restrictions_on_University_Property
http://parking.appstate.edu/bus-and-shuttle-services


Arizona State University: F

Arizona State University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (5 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (5 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (5 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? Yes - 5 points        

Punitive measures (0 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students are automatically evicted from housing - 0 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/ssm/ssm106-03.html
http://www.csun.edu/pubrels/clips/Jan08/01-03-08R.pdf
https://eoss.asu.edu/wellness/help
https://eoss.asu.edu/wellness/drugs/marijuana
https://eoss.asu.edu/wellness/drugs/friend_concern


Ashford University: F

Ashford University was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (7.5 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unable- can not make any decisions on campus policy - 0 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

http://www.ashford.edu/static/media/Drug_and_alcohol_report_-_AU.pdf, http://www.ashford.edu/student_government_association.htm, http://wpc.6fdc.edgecastcdn.net/006FDC/AU/PDF/Ashford_University_Campus_Security_and_Fire_Safety_Report.pdf


Auburn University: C

Auburn University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (17.5 of 40 points)

"Because the university understands that fear of possible disciplinary action may unnecessarily deter certain requests for emergency assistance, students who report such emergencies will not be found responsible for alcohol or drug-related policy violations provided the above protocol is followed.
However, the incident will be documented, and educational, community, and health interventions as well as contact with a student’s parents or family may be required. The protocol does not protect repeated, flagrant, or serious violations of the Code of Student Conduct or other university policies (including physical or sexual assault, violence, hazing, harassment, theft, or vandalism or instances where multiple individuals need medical attention), nor does it preclude or prevent action by police or other legal authorities. Only an individual student (including an individual member of a student organization) may receive amnesty under this policy. The Medical Amnesty Policy does not provide amnesty for student organizations."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (15 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (12.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Able- can vote directly on school policy with approval from administration - 4 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

https://www.auburn.edu/administration/parking_transit/transit/night.php
https://sites.auburn.edu/admin/universitypolicies/Policies/SmokingPolicy.pdf
http://wp.auburn.edu/sga/
http://www.auburn.edu/administration/housing/employment/
https://cws.auburn.edu/studentaffairs/healthandwellness/resources/ad/
https://sites.auburn.edu/admin/universitypolicies/Policies/CodeofStudentConduct.pdf
https://sites.auburn.edu/admin/universitypolicies/Policies/CampusAlcoholPolicy.pdf


Boise State University: C-

Boise State University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (35 of 40 points)

To encourage reporting, whenever possible the University will respond educationally rather than punitively to the illegal use of drugs and/or alcohol. Student Code of Conduct charges will not be filed against a student for drug and/or alcohol policy violations if that student acted in a responsible manner by seeking emergency medical assistance or later makes a good faith report of a violation of University policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Able- can vote directly on school policy with approval from administration - 4 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://deanofstudents.boisestate.edu/drugs-or-alcohol-medical-protocol/, https://policy.boisestate.edu/student-affairs/, https://policy.boisestate.edu/policy-tracker/, https://healthservices.boisestate.edu/smokefree/, https://transportation.boisestate.edu/alternative-parking/


Boston College: D-

Boston College was most recently graded in August 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"4.3    SUBSTANCE USE AND ABUSE POLICIES
Boston College abides by all local, state, and federal laws with regard to alcohol and drug use. The University prioritizes the health, safety, and wellbeing of every member of the community and requires that individuals who choose to use alcohol and drugs do so in a responsible manner. All members of our community have the right to an academic and residential environment free from the abusive effects of alcohol and drug use...

4.3.2    Drug Policy
The University prohibits the possession, use, consumption, manufacturing, sale or distribution of drugs, as well as the possession, use, manufacturing or sale of drug paraphernalia. Additionally, the possession of drugs with intent to deliver, sell or manufacture is prohibited..."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (7.5 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.
"4.3.3    Seeking Help for Alcohol- and Drug-Related Medical Emergencies
The health and safety of Boston College students is of paramount concern.  As a result, all students are expected and encouraged to seek immediate assistance for themselves or others in situations where help is needed due to intoxication or drug ingestion.

Students should actively seek assistance for themselves or others, as a result of impairment due to alcohol and/or drug use.  Boston College will support and encourage this help-seeking behavior by treating the situation as a health and safety matter, rather than a conduct matter, when students contact emergency responders or university officials (e.g., Resident Assistant, Boston College Police).  Additionally, anyone who seeks help or calls for help on behalf of another student will not be subject to action through the conduct system.

Students who seek and receive medical attention in such situations will be required to complete certain educational and/or counseling interventions and will also be subject to all fees related to their medical care.  Failure to complete these referrals would be treated as a conduct matter.

Students who demonstrate consistent and repeated patterns of seeking help for alcohol and drug related medical emergencies may require further medical review and/or treatment up to mandated medical leaves of absence.

Regardless of help-seeking behavior, students will be held accountable for misconduct accompanying or incidental to the use and/or abuse of alcohol or other substances.  For example, disorderly behavior, violence, property damage, or distribution or intent to distribute will be treated as conduct violations and will be responded to accordingly."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy?

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (10 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

http://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/offices/policies/pdf/policies/I/1-300-050.pdf
http://www.bc.edu/offices/fvp/notices-disclosures/drug-free_campus.html
http://www.bc.edu/publications/studentguide/judicial.html#sanctions

Bowling Green State University: D+

Bowling Green State University is a public institution in Bowling Green, OH with an enrollment of 19000 students and was most recently graded in September 2017.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

 1. Drugs - Use, possession, distribution or manufacture of illegal drugs including drug-related paraphernalia containing illegal residue; or prescription medications that are unmarked or not for the person in possession of them; or using materials for the purpose of an intoxicant except as expressly permitted (e.g., whip-its, huffing, etc.).

2. Alcohol - Use, possession or distribution of alcoholic beverages except as expressly permitted by the law and University regulations.

Sanction Guidelines for Alcohol Policy Violations

a. Sanction Plan-Minimum Guidelines: When a student and/or student organization is found responsible for violating the alcohol policy and/or procedures, any and all of the following sanctions may be imposed. Students who already have Code of Student Conduct violations may receive more severe sanctions. Sanctions may also be enhanced based on the severity of the behavior and the impact on the community.

b. Alcohol Related incidents:

First Violation > Residential Conduct Probation or University Warning for one year, depending on location of violation. > Participation in alcohol related educational sanction. Fees ($75-$100) may apply.

Second Violation > Referral to the University level > University Conduct Probation for one year > Participation in alcohol related educational sanction or alcohol screening with the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Specialist, or designee. Fees ($100-$200) may apply. > Parental Notification

Third Violation > Referral to the Office of the Dean of Students for consideration of suspension or alternative sanctioning SUSPENSION >Documentation of the completion of an alcohol assessment/treatment program is required for consideration of readmission > University Conduct Probation upon return to the University > Monthly meetings with Associate or Assistant Dean of Students upon return

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (0 of 40 points)

"This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points                  

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points               

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points             

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points                    

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points         

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points         

Drug education (20 of 20 points)

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points              

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points                

 

Opioid harm reduction (5 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? Yes - 5 points           

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points

 

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)             

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? No, there are not any academic sanctions - 5 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points                   

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points              

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points

Sources

http://www.bgsu.edu/student-handbook/code-of-conduct.html

Broward College: F

Broward College is a private institution in Fort Lauderdale, FL with an enrollment of 40,375 and was most recently graded in September 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

“As specified in the program guidelines for certain programs at the College, students and applicants to the College may be subject to a drug screening prior to, or if circumstances warrant, during the time of their enrollment at the College. Students will incur the costs of such screenings. Students found in violation of this policy are subject to discipline in accordance with Broward College Policy 6Hx2-5.02 – Student Code of Conduct, up to and including expulsion from the College.”

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (0 of 40 points)

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students are automatically evicted from housing - 0 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unable- can not make any decisions on campus policy - 0 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

http://www.broward.edu/studentresources/rights-and-responsibilities/Documents/StudentHandbook.pdf
http://www.broward.edu/legal/policies/Section%20Template/6Hx2-5.18.pdf


Brown University: C+

Brown University was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (32.5 of 40 points)

In cases of intoxication and/or alcohol poisoning, health and safety are the primary concerns.  Individuals are strongly encouraged to call for medical assistance for themselves or others who may be dangerously intoxicated.  No student seeking medical treatment for alcohol or other drug use will be subject to University disciplinary action for the sole violation of using alcohol or other drugs.  This policy shall extend to a student seeking help for another student.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (15 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/transportation/brown-university-shuttle/brown-oncall-program
https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/student-life/student-conduct/policies-regulations/brown-university-alcohol-and-other-drug-policy

California Polytechnic State University Pomona: C-

California State Polytechnic University Pomona is a public institution in Pomona, California with an enrollment of 25,894 students and was most recently graded in July 2018.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"The unlawful possession, use, manufacture, distribution, or sale of illicit drugs or drug-related paraphernalia, tobacco or alcohol, and the misuse of legal pharmaceutical drugs or alcohol by any faculty, staff, recognized auxiliary employee, student, registered student club or organization, campus entity, visitor or visiting organization is strictly prohibited in the workplace, on University premises, at University activities, or on University business, on campus or off. Any faculty, staff, student or student organization, campus entity, visitor or visiting organization that violates this policy is subject to disciplinary action as set forth in the following and/or will be referred to the appropriate authorities for legal prosecution."

This policy is created to comply with the Drug-Free Workplace and Drug-Free Schools & Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), which requires the University to adopt and implement a program to prevent the unlawful use and/or abuse of drugs or alcohol by faculty, staff and students and to set forth standards to provide a safe, healthy, and productive community setting for work and study.

The purpose of this policy is to describe University standards of conduct concerning alcohol and drugs, communicate the health risks and other legal and disciplinary consequences of failing to adhere to University standards of conduct, and provide information as to available assistance and resources."

"The goal of “Safety First” is to ensure that students receive prompt medical attention for any health or safety emergency, and to ensure there are no impediments to reporting incidents of alcohol or other drug intoxication, harassment, violence or assault (including physical or sexual). A Safety First policy benefits our campus by encouraging students to make responsible decisions in seeking medical attention in serious or life-threatening situations that result from alcohol and/or other drug abuse and in any situation where medical treatment is reasonably believed to be appropriate. If a student is so intoxicated or drugged that the student is incoherent and/or unable to be awakened, letting the student “sleep it off” is not a reasonable alternative to getting the student the necessary medical help. Failing to seek assistance for a fellow student who appears to be dangerously impaired due to drug or alcohol abuse may result in sanctions."

http://www.cpp.edu/~policies/university/administrative/interim_alcohol_policy_alcohol_and_other_drugs.shtml

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (10 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points                  

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points               

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points             

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points                

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points             

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points          

                    

Drug education (20 of 20 points)

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points              

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points                

 

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points            

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points

 

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)             

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points                   

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points  

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points

 

Sources

http://www.cpp.edu/~policies/university/administrative/interim_alcohol_policy_alcohol_and_other_drugs.shtml

http://www.cpp.edu/~arar/just-the-facts/university-enrollment.shtml

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo: C-

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is a public institution in San Luis Obispo, CA with an enrollment of 20,367 students and was most recently graded in July 2019.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"In an effort to maintain a high level of student success and public health, and in accordance with state law, all students are prohibited from possession and/or consumption of alcohol on campus outside of authorized areas. Any student under the age of twenty-one is strictly prohibited from possession and/or consumption of alcohol on campus or at off-campus University-hosted events. Students’ events are not allowed to serve or sell alcohol on campus; thus, University events, meetings and activities that are student club and/or student managed are not considered University events under this definition, unless they are under the direction and control of a University host and have an approved permit."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (10 of 40 points)

"A student should not hesitate to report an incident of possible alcohol poisoning or other drug overdose due to concerns about potential disciplinary action for violating the Standards for Student Conduct. Student safety and health are paramount considerations. Obtaining necessary medical assistance could be considered a mitigating factor on a case-by-case basis when evaluating the imposition of campus disciplinary charges for consuming or providing alcohol or other drugs. Even if no disciplinary charges are imposed, students may still be required to participate in educational programs designed to promote student safety. This protocol does not preclude disciplinary action for other violations such as assault, hazing, or sexual misconduct that might arise from the same incident."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points                

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points              

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points            

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points                

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points         

                    

Drug education (5 of 20 points)  

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points              

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points                  

 

Opioid harm reduction (10 of 10 points)  

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? Yes - 5 points           

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? Yes - 5 points

 

Punitive measures (12.5 of 30 points)           

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? No, there are not any academic sanctions - 5 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points                   

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points  

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points

 

Sources

https://osrr.calpoly.edu/alcohol-policy

https://policy.calpoly.edu/cap/100/cap-170#cap-172

https://osrr.calpoly.edu/drug-policy

California State University Fullerton: C+

California State University Fullerton is a public institution and was most recently graded in December 2020

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (20 of 40 points)

To encourage students to seek help in emergencies without fear of repercussions for themselves or their friends, the implementation committee will review disciplinary policies for intoxicated students who require medical attention and the students who summon it.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points         

        

Drug education (15 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidence based and it is made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points

Opioid harm reduction (5 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (12.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there are academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://president.fullerton.edu/directives/directive1.aspx

https://police.fullerton.edu/services/

https://fullerton.vitalsource.com/#/books/VCS0152018306012/cfi/6/116!/4/6/4/2/2/2/2/2@0:0

https://www.fullerton.edu/_resources/pdf/california-campus-safety-plan-2019.pdf

https://police.fullerton.edu/documents/reports/Annual%20Security%20Report.pdf


California State University Long Beach: D

California State University Long Beach is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (17.5 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://web.csulb.edu/divisions/students/atod/policies/alcohol_drugs.htm
https://daf.csulb.edu/offices/ppfm/police/drug_alcohol.html
http://daf.csulb.edu/offices/ppfm/parking/program/rideshare/shuttle.html
http://web.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/catalog/current/general_policies/standards_student_conduct.html
https://web.csulb.edu/divisions/students/atod/policies/tobacco.htm


California State University Northridge: D

California State University Northridge is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (17.5 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (12.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://catalog.csun.edu/policies/student-conduct-code/
http://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/standards_student_conduct.pdf
http://www.csun.edu/parking/csun-shuttle-services
http://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/900-06-policy_0.pdf
http://csunshinetoday.csun.edu/media-releases/csun-clears-the-air-to-become-a-smoke-and-tobacco-free-campus-with-the-start-of-fall-2015-semester/

Carleton College: C

Carleton College is a private institution in Northfield, MN with an enrollment of 2,100 students and was most recently graded in November 2018.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

2. The College prohibits the unlawful possession, use, and/or distribution of alcohol and illicit drugs by students and employees on College property or as part of any College activities. (see also Smoking Policy)

3. The college will confiscate any unlawful or unauthorized items. This includes, but is not limited to paraphernalia, bongs, pipes, drugs, kegs, beer bongs, etc. Once confiscated, the items will not be returned. Persons under 21 years of age are prohibited from drinking alcoholic beverages. Persons 21 years of age or older may drink alcoholic beverages only in their private residential rooms or at registered events. Alcohol is not permitted in any public area without prior registration. Public areas include but are not limited to: Sayles-Hill, Severance Great Hall, dining halls, residence hall and house lounges/living rooms study rooms and corridors, all academic buildings and athletic areas, and all outdoor areas owned and operated by the College, including outdoor recreational areas.

4. Possession of open containers of alcohol is prohibited at all times at all campus locations, except at registered event locations or in private residential rooms.

8. All alcohol which is unauthorized will be confiscated along with all other related items (taps, kegs, cups, etc.). Note: This may result in loss of any purchaser's deposit(s). The student host or residents of the event will be held responsible and will face disciplinary action.

14. High-risk alcohol-related activities, such as progressives, drinking theme parties, drinking games, beer bongs, and similar behaviors are prohibited.

16. Social Host Liability: Anyone over 21 who knowingly serves alcohol to someone under 21 may be held civilly liable for any damages subsequently caused by the person under 21.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (22.5 of 40 points)

"There may be times when safety concerns arise from a student’s drinking or drug use.  The College has adopted this policy to encourage students in such a situation to promptly seek medical assistance without fear of discipline from the College.  The College’s highest priority is the health and safety of students and the College therefore also urges students to think first about their own well-being and the well-being of their fellow students.  Consequently the College generally will not take disciplinary action for possession or consumption of alcohol or drugs against:

-A student who initiates a request for medical assistance for oneself;

-A student who initiates a request for medical assistance for another student; and

-The student for whom medical assistance is sought."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points                

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points              

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points            

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points         

                   

Drug education (5 of 20 points)  

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points  

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points                  

 

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points            

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points

 

Punitive measures (20 of 30 points)              

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? No, there is no eviction from campus housing - 10 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Able- can vote directly on school policy with approval from administration - 4 points         

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points

Sources

https://apps.carleton.edu/handbook/

City College of New York Baruch: D+

City College of New York Baruch is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (27.5 of 40 points)

"The policy is intended to encourage students to seek medical assistance related to drug/alcohol use without fear of being disciplined solely for such use. CUNY Baruch's policy is designed to reduce barriers to students' ability to call for help during these emergencies."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

https://www.cuny.edu/about/administration/offices/la/MedicalAmnesty-GoodSamaritanPolicy072814.pdf
https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/studentaffairs/housing/forms/Baruch_Residence_Guide.pdf


Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology: D

Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology is a private institution and was most recently graded in March 2021

Memorandum on Chicago-Kent’s Drug Policies

Students For Sensible Drug Policy (“SSDP”) is an international association of student organizations that is concerned about the negative impact of drugs on communities but also firmly committed to ending the war on drugs. This memo applies a campus drug policy gradebook provided by SSDP to evaluate Chicago-Kent’s policies.

Summary of Chicago-Kent’s Drug Policy

Chicago-Kent’s drug policy is premised on abstinence of substances other than alcohol.[1] The Illinois Institute of Technology has “a comprehensive drug free awareness program to inform employees and students about the dangers of drug and alcohol use” and provides free counseling to all students. [2] Looking at the information the Student Health Center publishes regarding the drug free awareness program, there is an abundance of resources concerning drug addiction and treatment, but not much concerning harm reduction or drug safety.[3]

The Chicago-Kent Code of Conduct grants broad discretion to the Law School Discipline Tribunal to punish students for drug related activities.[4] The Code of Conduct grants the Tribunal the power to expel, suspend, or impose any sanction it deems appropriate.[5] Notations on transcripts are mandatory unless the Tribunal unanimously votes otherwise.[6] Regardless of the occurrence of such a vote, violations are reported to appropriate licensing authorities.[7] There is no written mandatory reporting to law enforcement, but there are anonymous publication requirements.[8] If the prosecutor determines that the prosecution of a violation would not be in the best interests of the law school, the Prosecutor has the discretion not to proceed with the case.[9]

A drug related violation must meet two conditions. First, it must either “(a) affect or threaten to affect another IIT student or a member of the faculty, staff or administration of IIT; or (b) occur on IIT premises or at a function sponsored by IIT or by an IIT student organization”[10] Second, the drug related violation must include “[s]elling, distributing, manufacturing, using, or possessing illegal drugs . . . [OR] [v]iolating federal, state, or municipal laws on university premises (or in university residence halls) in a way that adversely affects the functioning of the university.[11] 

There is no medical amnesty policy in the Code of Conduct. The Code may be amended upon the affirmative vote by a majority of the faculty members after the proposed amendment has been circulated for student comments.[12]

Campus safety is training their personnel to administer naloxone in cases of opiate or opioid overdose. Some of the "watch commanders" have already been trained. They are training the rest of their first responders, at least on the main campus, over the next few months. A representative from campus safety said that they will be training the officers that work at other campuses, such as the law school, after they train the first responders at the primary campus. They did not offer a hard date on when that will be happening.
        The Student Health Center does not carry naloxone or make it available to students.

Analysis

SSDP has a 100-point gradebook,[13] but I believe that only 70 points apply because Chicago-Kent is a law school without a campus where a majority of students reside. Chicago-Kent receives 10 points.

Since Chicago-Kent has no medical amnesty policy, it loses out on around one third of the points in the SSDP gradebook. Medical amnesty policies remove barriers for students who need to seek medical attention for impaired friends or for themselves in alcohol or drug related emergencies. Under medical amnesty policies, students are protected from punitive actions if the seek medical attention, which can reduce harm by eliminating hesitation due to fear of penalties. While it might seem unlikely that a student would overdose on the law school campus, it is not inconceivable, and the Code of Conduct already contemplates the possibility of drug use on campus. The broad language “affect” another student also leaves one wondering what would happen if a law student who lived on the main campus called campus safety to administer naloxone to another student. Or even a student who called 911 in their own apartment after partying with another student. The prosecutor could prosecute either student if it came to their attention and they were using, sharing, or in possession of drugs.

It is true that the code seems intended to deter people from endangering one another, but it is plausible that professional and academic consequences that might flow from a violation could cause hesitation in a student who needed help. In an overdose situation, seconds and minutes matter. It is also doubtful that punishing people results in less or less dangerous drug use.

SSDP recommends a medical amnesty policy that applies to alcohol and drugs, shields the victim, the caller, and any bystanders from penalties, and has no frequency restrictions. They recommend the school have a policy of not notifying parents or law enforcement about the incident. Although medical amnesty is arguably less of an issue at a law school where most students do not live at residences in which calling for help would mean notifying campus authorities of the situation, I still think it could be an important conversation to have as a student body. Getting a policy on the books could raise awareness by reducing fears about calling for help and encouraging people to carry naloxone if they or anyone they know uses opiates, even occasionally.

Another place where there is room for improvement is naloxone access. Particularly at the student health center, it would be great to see them keep that in stock and make sure students who use opiates that come through their doors walk out with naloxone. A representative from the Student health Center stated that they do not have a pharmacy and for that reason would not carry a drug like naloxone, but naloxone can be purchased without a prescription and can be disseminated by absolutely anybody. Administering naloxone is as simple as using a nasal spray (it is in fact offered a nasal spray). Additionally, it would be good to stay in touch with campus safety to ensure that they follow through with their plans to train law school campus safety officers.

SSDP recommends a peer-to-peer drug education program. IIT has accurate and evidence-based information available on their websites and presumably through the third-party counseling center they have hired to provide care to Kent students. But SSDP suggests that students are the best people to disseminate information about drugs because students are most likely turning to one another about such topics in the first place. Additionally, SSDP does not take an abstinence-only approach to its drug education, unlike IIT, and as such can address issues of harm reduction that are not considered in abstinence-only programs.

Conclusion

There is work to be done at Chicago-Kent to make it a safer and more aware place when it comes to drugs and drug safety. This memo was intended to appraise you of some of the issues I identified. Comments or feedback are appreciated. I am still processing the information and trying to think about what aspects of it are worth working to improve upon and which items should be prioritized if any. There are eight chapters in Illinois, all of them formed in the past five years. If there is sincere interest from my colleagues, I would be invested in starting one at Chicago-Kent to achieve some of the aims laid out in this memo. If people have other ideas for what they would want to see from an SSDP at Chicago-Kent, that would of course be welcome.

Clemson University: C

Clemson University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (25 of 40 points)

"The purpose of the policy is to facilitate access and remove barriers to students who require medical assistance in alcohol related emergencies, and to provide the opportunity for caring, non-punitive interventions in response to such incidents."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (5 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (17.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? No, there are not any academic sanctions - 5 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Able- can vote directly on school policy with approval from administration - 4 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://www.clemson.edu/studentaffairs/student-handbook/code-of-conduct/codeofconduct2012.pdf
http://www.clemson.edu/studentaffairs/student-handbook/universitypolicies/medical-alcohol-amnesty.html
http://www.clemson.edu/campus-life/healthy-campus/aod/
http://www.clemson.edu/campus-life/healthy-campus/aod/documents/AOD%202020%20Strategic%20Plan%20approved%203.21.16%20FINAL.pdf
http://housing.clemson.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/RA-Departmental-Expectations-2016-17_FINAL.pdf
http://housing.clemson.edu/new-students/contracts-policies/housing-policies/
http://mycusg.com/about-cusg/legislative-branch/
http://www.clemson.edu/campus-life/healthy-campus/tobacco-free/
http://www.clemson.edu/campus-life/parking/transit/safe-rides.html


College of Charleston: C

College of Charleston is a private institution in Charleson, SC with an enrollment of 11,000 and was most recently graded in September 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

“The College of Charleston is concerned with both the welfare of the College community and the academic and personal development of each student. The College strives to create a healthy environment where the illegal and/or improper use of drugs does not interfere with learning performance, or development. Abuse of drugs disrupts this environment and places at risk the lives and well-being of the members of the College community, as well as the potential for students to contribute to society... Since there are numerous means by which the use of drugs may adversely affect both students and the College community, it is important that the College issue to all students a clear statement of policy concerning the illegal and/or improper use of drugs.”

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (22.5 of 40 points)

“This policy provides that any student who is in need of medical care during an alcohol or other drug- related emergency (as defined in Section 3.2 and from here forward shortened to AOD—alcohol and other drugs), and who receives or actively seeks out such care in a timely fashion, may do so without fear of being subjected to Student Conduct action.”

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are some frequency restrictions for either the caller or the victim, but not both - 2.5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (10 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (10 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? Yes - 5 points        

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://studentaffairs.cofc.edu/honor-system/studenthandbook/2016-2017-student-handbook.pdf
http://sga.cofc.edu/legislative-branch/senate-records/minutes/23rdSessionofSenate.pdf
http://studentaffairs.cofc.edu/community/cougar-shuttle.php
http://www.cofc.edu/about/index.php
http://reslife.cofc.edu/residential-student-rights-and-responsibilities/GuideToResidenceLiving%202016-2017.pdf


College of William & Mary: B-

The College of William & Mary is a public institution in Williamsburg, VA with an enrollment of 6,285 students and was most recently graded in January 2019.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"-The university clearly prohibits the use and distribution of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol.

-Violations of local, State, or Federal law also constitute violation of university regulations.

-When a student is charged with a violation of law, it is the practice of the university to initiate its own student conduct proceedings without awaiting court action. Behavior off-campus is subject to sanctions under the Code of Student Conduct."

"Alcohol Policy and Sanctions

All students of the university and their guests and all organizations must observe Virginia law as it pertains to the purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Virginia law specifically states that persons under the age of 21 may not purchase, possess, or consume any type of alcoholic beverages. The sanctions for violation of this regulation range from warning to dismissal and will usually include alcohol education or treatment.

Drug Policy and Sanctions

For the purpose of these regulations, drugs are defined as including marijuana, hashish, amphetamines, LSD compounds, mescaline, psilocybin, DMT, narcotics, opiates, and other hallucinogens including Spice, K2, and synthetic marijuana, except when taken under a physician's prescription in accordance with law.

University regulations, in conformity with Federal and State statutes governing drug use, provide the following:

-Manufacturing or providing drugs to others is prohibited. The penalty for violation of this regulation shall range from disciplinary suspension to dismissal from the university.

-Possession or consumption of drugs is also prohibited. Possession of drug paraphernalia is prohibited. The penalty for violation of this regulation ordinarily shall range from deferred disciplinary suspension to dismissal."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (30 of 40 points)

The Good Griffin Policy states that "Student health and safety are of primary concern at the university. As such, in cases of significant intoxication as a result of alcohol or other substances, the university encourages individuals to seek medical assistance for themselves or others.

If medical assistance is sought for consumption of alcohol or other substances, Community Values & Restorative Practices will not pursue conduct charges under the Student Code of Conduct; however, Student Affairs staff will meet with the student and apply educational measures. Exemption from student conduct charges will be provided to the student for whom medical attention was sought and any witnesses who were present."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (15 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Very able- can vote directly on school policy - 5 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points

Sources

I've emailed a sheet with links and comments to Luis Montoya

Colorado School of Mines: D+

Colorado School of Mines  is a public institution in Golden, CO with an enrollment of 5,794 and was most recently graded in September 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

“Alcohol abuse and illegal drug use can pose significant safety, health, and well-being problems within the Mines working and learning environment. The federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (P.L. 101-226) requires annual notice to the campus community of specific requirements of the law applicable to both students and employees. This policy addresses the following:
• Standards of conduct that clearly prohibit, at a minimum, the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its property or as part of its activities.
• The School’s commitment to imposing disciplinary sanctions on students and employees consistent with local, state, and federal law, and a description of those sanctions, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment and referral for criminal prosecution.
• A description of the applicable legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol (for students and employees).
• A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol.
• A description of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation or re-entry programs available to employees and students.
• The School’s commitment to conducting a biennial review of its program. Employees, like students, are covered under the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, and are subject to this policy. In addition to reviewing this policy, employees should also review the Mines’ Drug Free Workplace Policy.”

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (22.5 of 40 points)

“To safeguard students in receiving the help they need without fear of penalty or retribution, an amnesty
philosophy has been adopted related to alcohol and drug violations. This amnesty provides that the conduct
officer will take into consideration the efforts that were made to get help or assist others and limit the
disciplinary action against students for whom emergency assistance is sought, or against those who seek
assistance for others in need.”

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are some frequency restrictions for either the caller or the victim, but not both - 2.5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (5 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

http://inside.mines.edu/UserFiles/File/PoGo/Policies/STU/Stu_Code_of_Conduct.pdf
http://inside.mines.edu/UserFiles/File/PoGo/Policies/STU/STU_AOD_Education_and_Prevention_Policy.pdf
http://inside.mines.edu/POGO-Student-Government
http://residencelife.mines.edu/%5Cresidencelife.mines.edu/RSL-Policies
http://www.minesnewsroom.com/2016-mini-fact-book


Colorado State University: D

Colorado State University is a public institution in Fort Collins, CO with an enrollment of 32,236 and was most recently graded in September 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

“The manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of controlled substances, illicit drugs, and alcohol on University property or in connection with any University activity, including work, is prohibited except as specifically allowed by law and University policies and procedures... The University will impose sanctions for violation of this policy, which may include disciplinary action such as reprimand, suspension, salary reduction, demotion, or termination of employment for employees, and for students, a warning, probation, suspension, ineligibility for financial assistance, athletic ineligibility, expulsion from University housing, mandatory participation in a rehabilitation program, and/or dismissal or expulsion from the University. Sanctions will be imposed in accordance with applicable laws and University processes.”

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (0 of 40 points)

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (15 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://policylibrary.colostate.edu/policy.aspx?id=551
http://health.colostate.edu/resources/alcohol-other-drugs/
http://reshallpolicies.colostate.edu/entering-a-student-room
http://policylibrary.colostate.edu/policy.aspx?id=543
http://www.ramride.colostate.edu/
http://source.colostate.edu/largest-most-diverse-freshman-class-in-csu-history-continues-upward-trend-of-nearly-a-decade-of-growth/


Columbia University: C

Columbia University was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (32.5 of 40 points)

The student who receives medical assistance, the student who reported the medical emergency, others involved, or the group/organization that actively seeks assistance will not be subject to disciplinary action for use or possession of alcohol or use of drugs.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (10 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unable- can not make any decisions on campus policy - 0 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

http://www.essential-policies.columbia.edu/policies-alcohol-and-drugs#undergrad%20alcohol%20training
http://housing.columbia.edu/policies/alcohol-and-other-drug-policy#drug violations


Cornell College: F

Cornell College is a private college located in Mount Vernon, IA was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (10 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space?         

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources


http://www.cornellcollege.edu/student-affairs/compass/student-policies-information/substance-drugs.shtml
http://www.cornellcollege.edu/student-affairs/compass/student-policies-information/community-good-samaritan.shtml
http://www.cornellcollege.edu/student-affairs/compass/judicial-procedures/legal-proceedings.shtml
http://www.cornellcollege.edu/student-affairs/compass/student-policies-information/substance-alcohol.shtml
http://www.cornellcollege.edu/student-affairs/compass/student-policies-information/substance-drug-free.shtml
http://www.cornellcollege.edu/student-affairs/compass/student-policies-information/substance-smoking.shtml


Cornell University: B-

Cornell University was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (32.5 of 40 points)

"It is imperative someone call for medical assistance when individual experiences severe intoxication or a serious injury after consuming alcohol or other drugs (AOD). Because these emergencies are potentially life-threatening, Cornell seeks to reduce barriers to seeking assistance."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (15 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://assembly.cornell.edu/SA/20080306R18
http://www.gannett.cornell.edu/topics/drugs/alcohol/map.cfm
http://www.gannett.cornell.edu/gannett/cms/campus/drugs/index.cfm


Dartmouth University: C

Dartmouth University was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (25 of 40 points)

"In case of medical emergency, students should call 911 for assistance by local police, fire safety or medical professionals. Students and/or organizations that seek assistance from these sources, the individual assisted, and others involved will not be subject to College disciplinary action with respect to the alcohol policy."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (15 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Able- can vote directly on school policy with approval from administration - 4 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://student-affairs.dartmouth.edu/resources/student-handbook/drugpolicy.html
https://www.dartmouth.edu/judicialaffairs/standards/policies/alcohol.html
http://dsa.dartmouth.edu/initiatives/
http://thedartmouth.com/2011/01/28/students-utilize-safe-ride-program/


DePaul University: D-

DePaul University is a private institution in Chicago, IL with an enrollment of Undergrad: 15,961 Grad+Law: 7,578 Total: 23,539 and was most recently graded in September 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

Alcohol is prohibited from students under 21, and from common areas on campus for all students. Behavior resulting from alcohol is “prohibited”. Use, possession, manufacturing, or distribution of drugs and drug paraphernalia is also prohibited. De Paul also seeks to educate students about the illegal or over-use of drugs and alcohol. Academic sanctions can be incurred, up to and including expulsion. Legal sanctions are separate and can include fines and incarceration.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (0 of 40 points)

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (10 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

https://www.depaul.edu/about/Pages/default.aspx

http://offices.depaul.edu/enrollment-management-marketing/enrollment-summary/Pages/undergraduate-enrollment.aspx

http://offices.depaul.edu/enrollment-management-marketing/enrollment-summary/Pages/graduate-and-law-enrollment.aspx

http://www.depaul.edu/university-catalog/academic-handbooks/code-of-student-responsibility/university-policies-applicable-to-students/Pages/alcohol.aspx
http://www.depaul.edu/university-catalog/academic-handbooks/code-of-student-responsibility/university-policies-applicable-to-students/Pages/illegal-use-or-possession-of-drugs-or-controlled-substances.aspx
http://offices.depaul.edu/student-affairs/support-services/health-wellness/Pages/substance-abuse-prevention.aspx
http://sga.depaul.edu/documents/constitution_new.pdf
http://offices.depaul.edu/housing/resident-resources/Documents/GuideToStudentHousing_LPC_2016-17.pdf
https://www.depaul.edu/university-catalog/academic-handbooks/code-of-student-responsibility/other-important-information/Pages/drug-free-schools-and-community-act.aspx
http://sga.depaul.edu/documents/FQ2014_newsletter.pdf


Dickinson College: C

Dickinson College was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (25 of 40 points)

"The College encourages reporting of health and safety emergencies and seeks to remove any barriers to reporting by providing limited amnesty for individuals who report such emergencies. Consequently, when a student in need of immediate medical assistance to prevent his or her own death or serious injury or that of another person contacts DPS, calls 911 or contacts Residential Life, neither the reporting student nor the student at risk will be held responsible for his or her own consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (5 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (5 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://www.dickinson.edu/download/downloads/id/963/community_standards


Duke University: B+

Duke University is a private institution in Durham, NC with an enrollment of 15,192 students and was most recently graded in November 2018.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

For undergraduates if you are found in possession of alcohol or consuming it and are 21 is a violation of university policy. "Parents of students under the age of 21 may be notified of alcohol-related disciplinary violations when a student’s health or safety" is at risk. "When persons under 21 years of age can reasonably be expected to be present at an event, proper precautions must be taken to restrict distribution and consumption of alcohol to persons of legal drinking age.

Student organizations shall also adhere to the specific guidelines for events outlined in The Duke Community Standard in Practice: A Guide for Undergraduates (for student organizations that cater primarily to undergraduates) or the Graduate and Professional

Student Alcohol Policy (for student organizations that cater primarily to graduate/professional students)."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (27.5 of 40 points)

Because health and safety of students are of primary importance, students are encouraged not only to look out for their own health and safety but also for that of their peers. When a person’s health and/or safety is/are threatened or appear(s) to be in jeopardy, immediate action should be taken to prevent injury/illness/danger. Dial 911 (or 919-684-2444 if you are on campus) for help. Whatever the particular need/problem, it is important to respond in a responsible and timely manner.

Formal disciplinary action for a violation of the alcohol policy will not be taken against students for whom medical assistance is sought, or against those who seek medical assistance for themselves or for others, provided that the student/group has not violated university policies that warrant formal disciplinary action.

A student who receives medical assistance may be required to meet with a substance abuse specialist in DuWell for education, assessment, and possible referral for treatment. The student may also be required to complete an educational assignment. Parents of such students under the legal drinking age may also be notified. A group that facilitates the acquisition of alcohol may also be required to notify its advisor, provide an educational program for members, and/or change its processes for hosting events.

In the event that a student fails to meet with the specialist, chooses not to participate in the outlined expectations, or exhibits a pattern of abusive behavior with alcohol, the student may be subject to formal disciplinary action.

A panel of the Undergraduate Conduct Board will be informed of a student who has received “amnesty” under this provision of the Alcohol Policy should the student be subsequently found responsible for a violation of policy related to substance use for purposes of effective sanctioning.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points                

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points              

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points            

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points         

                    

Drug education (20 of 20 points)

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points              

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points                

 

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points            

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points

 

Punitive measures (25 of 30 points)              

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? No, there are not any academic sanctions - 5 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? No, there is no eviction from campus housing - 10 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points  

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points

 

Sources

https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/conduct/z-policies, https://studentaffairs.duke.edu/sites/default/files/users/mkonopke%40duke.edu/RA%20Role%20Description-2017-2018.pdf

East Carolina University: D+

East Carolina University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (25 of 40 points)

"The purpose of the Good Samaritan Regulation (“Regulation” or “GSR”) is to remove a potential barrier and facilitate access to emergency medical care in cases of alcohol related medical emergencies. The goal is to increase the likelihood that a person needing medical assistance will receive this assistance by reducing the reluctance of students to seek out appropriate help due to fear of potential University consequences assigned by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (“OSRR”) to themselves or another person in need of assistance."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (5 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students are automatically evicted from housing - 0 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://catalog.ecu.edu/content.php?catoid=7&navoid=438&hl=%22drug%22&returnto=search%20-%20Substance_Abuse_Policy
http://www.ecu.edu/PRR/11/30/02/
http://www.ecu.edu/cs-studentaffairs/transit/saferide.cfm
https://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/prospectivehealth/upload/ECU-Policy-Statement-on-Smoking-8-17-10.pdf
https://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/grcat/policies.cfm
https://www.ecu.edu/cs-studentaffairs/crw/programs/campus_wellness/raresources.cfm
https://www.ecu.edu/cs-studentaffairs/sga/upload/SGA-Bylaws-2016.pdf


Eastern Michigan University: D+

Eastern Michigan University is a public institution in Ypsilanti, Michigan with an enrollment of 21,634 and was most recently graded in September 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"Students, employees and visitors are prohibited from dispensing, selling or supplying alcoholic beverages to a person under the legal drinking age as defined by Michigan law... Students, employees, and visitors are prohibited from possessing, consuming, manufacturing, selling, supplying, or being under the influence of illegal drugs or engaging in improper self-medication while on University property or University business... Federal law classifies marijuana as an illegal controlled substance and, therefore, all uses of marijuana, including medicinal marijuana, are a violation of federal law...Employees and students who violate this policy are subject to disciplinary proceedings by the University up to and including termination, or expulsion, and may also face prosecution and punishment under federal, state and local laws."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (17.5 of 40 points)

"The purpose of a medical amnesty policy is to remove barriers and increase the likelihood that students who require emergency medical assistance as a result of high risk alcohol consumption will seek and receive the medical attention they need"

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are some frequency restrictions for either the caller or the victim, but not both - 2.5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (5 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (12.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/eastern-michigan-university-2259
http://www.emich.edu/residencelife/pdfs/gcl2014-1.pdf
https://www.emich.edu/policies/policy.php?id=200
http://www.emusg.com/about-us
https://www.emich.edu/tobaccofree/


Excelsior College: F

Excelsior College was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (0 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

https://info.excelsior.edu/student-policies/drug-free-schools-and-workplace/
file:///Users/SSDP/Downloads/Student_Policy_Handbook_091715.pdf


Florida Atlantic University: D+

Florida Atlantic University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (17.5 of 40 points)

"As such, students are encouraged to make responsible decisions and to seek medical attention should they find themselves or others in serious or life-threatening situations that result from alcohol and/or other drug abuse. Students are also encouraged to seek help for any situation where medical treatment is reasonably believed to be appropriate."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (10 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://www.fau.edu/dean/pdf/medical-amnesty-policy.pdf
http://www.fau.edu/owlscare/caring_for_self/alcohol_tobacco_drugs.php
http://www.fau.edu/housing/guidebook/res-life-staff.php
http://www.fau.edu/artsandletters/new-pdfs/4.007.Student%20Code%20of%20Conduct.pdf
http://www.fau.edu/sg/services/constitution/
http://www.fau.edu/owlscare/caring_for_fau/tobacco_free.php
http://www.fau.edu/studentunion/NightOwls.php

Florida Gulf Coast University: F

Florida Gulf Coast University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (0 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (5 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

http://www.fgcu.edu/studenthealth/insurance-and-billing.html
http://studentservices.fgcu.edu/StudentConduct/drugsandalcohol.html
http://www.fgcu.edu/KHEC/Outreach-drugeducation.html
http://www.fgcu.edu/Housing/jobs/residential-conduct-committee.html
http://fgcusg.com/legislative-branch/
http://www.fgcu.edu/EHS/Transportation.html

Florida Institute of Technology: D+

Florida Institute of Technology is a private institution in Melbourne, FL with an enrollment of 8,846 students and was most recently graded in March 2018

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

As an institution of higher education and as a federal contractor, Florida Institute of Technology provides a drug-free workplace. As such, the following is prohibited by all employees and students:

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (10 of 40 points)

"This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs?          

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges?  

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges?                     

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy?

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points          

                    

Drug education (15 of 20 points)

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points              

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points                  

 

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points            

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points

 

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)             

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points                   

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Very able- can vote directly on school policy - 5 points

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points

 

Sources

The Dean;

https://policy.fit.edu/Research-and-Sponsored-Programs/Policies/5149

https://policy.fit.edu/Financial-Aid/Policies/8213

Florida International University: C

Florida International University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (35 of 40 points)

The University recognizes that Students may need medical assistance due to excessive use of drugs but may hesitate to seek assistance because they themselves or others who may have participated or witnessed the event may be charged with violations of this Code. The University does not want to discourage Students from seeking medical assistance. Therefore, Students involved in the event may not be charged with the possession or use of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution | 305.348.3939 | conduct.fiu.edu 11 drugs if one of them calls for assistance for themselves or others who may have participated or witnessed the event.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://studentaffairs.fiu.edu/student-success/student-conduct-and-conflict-resolution/student-code-of-conduct%20/_assets/Student-Code-of-Conduct.pdf
https://policies.fiu.edu/files/754.pdf
http://studentaffairs.fiu.edu/get-involved/student-government-association/branches/index.php
https://parking.fiu.edu/campus-transport/parking-service-aide/


Florida State University: C-

Florida State University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (20 of 40 points)

"Although students who qualify for Medical Amnesty are exempt from the Student Conduct process, they are required to complete educational measures and pay for any incurring costs as described in the Medical Amnesty and Policy Procedures Section. Also, Medical Amnesty Policy incidents will not be entered on the student's official academic record and will not be listed as a disciplinary record."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (10 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (10 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? No, there are not any academic sanctions - 5 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students are automatically evicted from housing - 0 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://dos.fsu.edu/srr/_localDocuments/Medical-Amnesty-Policy.pdf http://counseling.fsu.edu/includes/shared-content/alcohol-and-other-drugs.shtml


George Washington University: C+

The George Washington University was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (30 of 40 points)

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (15 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Able- can vote directly on school policy with approval from administration - 4 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://studentconduct.gwu.edu/alcohol-medical-amnesty
https://prevention.gwu.edu/alcohol-other-drugs
https://police.gwu.edu/alcohol-and-drug-policies

Georgia Institute of Technology: C+

Georgia Institute of Technology is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (22.5 of 40 points)

"Information reported in good faith by an individual during an investigation concerning use of drugs or alcohol will not be used against that individual in a disciplinary proceeding and will not voluntarily be reported to law enforcement by OSI."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy?         

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (15 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (5 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (12.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program but it is not free for students - 1 point        

Sources

http://policylibrary.gatech.edu/student-affairs/code-conduct
http://usedulaw.com/149-academic-sanctions.html
https://studentlife.gatech.edu/content/parent-and-family-resources
http://osi.gatech.edu/sites/default/files/images/aodsanction3.pdf
http://housing.gatech.edu/policies/Housingcontract/Documents/2016-2017%20Student%20Housing%20Contract.pdf
http://policylibrary.gatech.edu/student-affairs/code-conduct
http://www.news.gatech.edu/hg/file/26693
https://pts.gatech.edu/subsite2/Pages/Stingerette%20Nighttime%20Service,%20Safe%20Ride%20Home%20and%20Paratransit.aspx
http://sga.gatech.edu/ug/legislative/


Grand Canyon University: D

Grand Canyon University is a private institution in Phoenix, AZ with an enrollment of 75,200 and was most recently graded in September 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"Grand Canyon University is committed to providing a drug-free campus and workplace environment. As an institution of higher education, the University recognizes the need to establish a drug and alcohol awareness program to educate faculty, staff and students about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse... The sale, offer to sell, purchase, use, transfer, possession and/or manufacture of illegal drugs, including marijuana (medical or otherwise) and
alcohol, are strictly prohibited on University premises including parking lots, cafeterias, and other non-work related areas... The University will impose sanctions (consistent with local,State, and Federal law) upon all faculty, staff and students who violate the standards of conduct set forth in this policy. Such sanctions may include required completion (at the faculty, staff members, or students own expense) of an appropriate rehabilitation program chosen by the University, referral for prosecution, probation, suspension or expulsion of students and suspension or termination of faculty and staff members."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (20 of 40 points)

"The overall health and safety of our students is of paramount concern to all members of Grand Canyon University. All community members are expected to act out of concern for themselves and others. Recognizing that there are times when students of the community find themselves in positions where medical assistance is needed to ensure the proper care of a
person, the University has established this Good Samaritan Policy."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are some frequency restrictions for either the caller or the victim, but not both - 2.5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (5 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (0 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students are automatically evicted from housing - 0 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unable- can not make any decisions on campus policy - 0 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

http://www.gcu.edu/documents/legacy/phoenix-business-journal-sept-2015.pdf
https://www.gcu.edu/Documents/Policies/University%20Policy%20Handbook-09.12.16.pdf


Harvard University: B

Harvard University was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (32.5 of 40 points)

"Any student may bring an intoxicated or drug-impaired friend to Harvard University Health Services or to a hospital, or seek assistance from College residential life staff or HUPD, and by doing this, neither they nor the friend will face disciplinary action from the College for having used or provided alcohol or drugs."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (20 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://www.hupd.harvard.edu/drug-and-alcohol-policy
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/student-handbook/student-life/drugs-and-alcohol-policy/
http://harvarddapa.org/amnesty-policy
http://www.transportation.harvard.edu/shuttle-van-services/evening-van-service


Houston Community College: D

Houston Community College is a public institution in Houston, TX with an enrollment of 60,300 and was most recently graded in February 2017.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"Students who violate the Student Discipline and Conduct Policy regarding drugs and alcohol on campus will be subject to disciplinary action including but not limited to: referral to drug and alcohol counseling or rehabilitation programs, student assistance programs, suspension, expulsion and referral to appropriate law enforcement officials for prosecution."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (7.5 of 40 points)

N/A

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (15 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? No, there is no eviction from campus housing - 10 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

http://www.hccs.edu/district/about-us/procedures/student-rights-policies--procedures/student-procedures/

Howard University: F

Howard University is a private institution in Washington, D.C with an enrollment of 6883 students and was most recently graded in January 2018.  

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"Howard University alcohol and drug policy is consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws. University policy prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of any controlled substance or illicit drug by students, faculty and staff on or off its property or as a part of campus activities. To that end, Howard University wants students, faculty and staff to be informed about the possible consequences of their actions and the risks they take regarding the penalties imposed under University policies and local, state and federal laws for alcohol and drug abuse. This document complies with a federal law requirement and is distributed annually to students, faculty, staff and other members of the University community."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (10 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with an explicitly stated medical amnesty policy.  The only amnesty policy for alcohol consumption is in the event of an individual reporting a sexual assault: "In order to encourage reporting and remove barriers to doing so, any individual who reports Prohibited Conduct under this policy, either as a Complainant or as a third party witness, will not be subject to disciplinary action by the University for their own personal consumption of alcohol or drugs at or near the time of the incident-"

For clarity, there is also a vague stipulation that suggests that students who admit to abusing drugs/alcohol can seek forms of treatment without consequences, but it is not clear how this is applied: "members of the University community suffering from substance abuse problems or having concerns in this area are encouraged to seek help without fear of punitive consequences."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points                  

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points               

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points             

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points                    

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points          

                    

Drug education (0 of 20 points)  

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points  

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points                  

 

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points            

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points

 

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)             

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points                   

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points  

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a sife ride program but it is not free for students - 1 point

 

Sources

http://www.howard.edu/secretary/documents/400-013AlcoholandDrugPreventionPolicyNotice.pdf

https://www.howard.edu/secretary/documents/Howard-University-Interim-Policy-20171113.pdf

https://www.howard.edu/secretary/documents/HowardU_H-Book_2017-2018.pdf

http://www.howard.edu/policy/controlled-substances.htmhttps://newsroom.howard.edu/newsroom/static/7746/howard-university-hold-major-symposium-national-opioid-crisis

https://truthinitiative.org/news/youth-fellows-gain-support-tobacco-free-howard-university


Humboldt State University: D-

Humboldt State University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (15 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

http://www2.humboldt.edu/policy/PEMP04-05Revised-Smoking-Policy
https://www2.humboldt.edu/police/sites/default/files/university_code.pdf
https://www2.humboldt.edu/studentrights/alcohol-drug-policy


Illinois State University: D

Illinois State University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (15 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://policy.illinoisstate.edu/health-safety/5-1-20.shtml
http://wellness.illinoisstate.edu/living/tobacco/
http://parking.illinoisstate.edu/campus_busing/
http://deanofstudents.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/CodeOfStudentConduct-Revised5.12.pdf
http://policy.illinoisstate.edu/health-safety/5-1-5.shtml


Illinois Wesleyan University: C

Illinois Wesleyan University is a private institution in Bloomington, IL with an enrollment of 1,842 and was most recently graded in September 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"Illinois Wesleyan University prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, or use of alcohol and/or any illegal substance use, including unlawful prescription and over the counter drugs, on University premises.  Anyone who violates any portion of this rule will be disciplined according to the severity of the violation. Such discipline may include termination of an employee and expulsion of a student as well as referral for prosecution by the appropriate law enforcement agency... We believe that alcoholism and drug addiction are illnesses and should be treated as such, and that the majority of those who develop an alcohol or other drug addiction can be helped to recover. The University offers assistance by referral to an appropriate agency or other resource."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (25 of 40 points)

"This Policy only provides amnesty from violations of the Illinois Wesleyan's Alcohol Policy and Substance Policy. It does not grant amnesty for criminal, civil, or legal consequences for violations of Federal, State, or Local law. The Protections of this Medical Amnesty will not apply to violations that are egregious, in the sole judgment of the Dean of Students or designee, including, but not limited to, hazing, sexual assault, weapons possession, possession of drugs that induce incapacitation (e.g. Rohypnol or other  "date rape drugs"), and all drug offenses beyond mere possession."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (10 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://www.iwu.edu/about/facts.html
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/illinois-wesleyan-university-1696
https://www.iwu.edu/judicial/MedicalAmnesty.html
https://www.iwu.edu/judicial/Alcohol_Policy.html
https://www.iwu.edu/judicial/handbook/StudentHandbookAlcoholPolicy.html
https://www.iwu.edu/senate/
https://www.iwu.edu/transport/Titan_Transport_Argus.pdf
George from Security - No naloxone/narcann on campus


Indiana University: B-

Indiana University is a public institution in Bloomington, IN with an enrollment of 43,064 and was most recently graded in April 2021

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"Indiana University prohibits:

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance (usually referred to as illegal drugs listed under the federal Controlled Substances Act) and alcohol on university property or in the course of a university activity.

Public intoxication, use or possession of alcoholic beverages on university property (including any undergraduate residence supervised by the university, including fraternity and sorority houses) except as otherwise noted in the IU Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, Part II, Section H (22) b and Part II, Section H (22) c.

Providing alcohol contrary to law. "

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (25 of 40 points)

"Medical Amnesty Policies at Indiana Universities Indiana University

The Hoosier P.A.C.T. (Proactive Alcohol Care and Treatment) Policy:

In alcohol and/or other substance related emergencies, Hoosier P.A.C.T. seeks to mitigate deterring consequences for the intoxicated student as well as the student(s) and/or the recognized student organization seeking medical attention on behalf of the intoxicated student. The purpose of P.A.C.T. is not to exonerate students and/or organizations from disciplinary action, rather the P.A.C.T. favors educationally-based, reformation-minded University responses to these frightening incidents. The proposed code will foster a culture in which individuals feel comfortable calling for help on behalf of those in need of need assistance, saving Hoosier lives.

Individual: In an alcohol-related and/or substance emergency, a student requiring medical attention will not be subject to disciplinary sanctions if the student successfully completes an educational program under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Dean of Students. Reoccurring offenses will be subject to the discretion of the Office of the Dean of Students.

Caller: An individual seeking emergency assistance on behalf of a student in an alcohol and/or substance related emergency will not be subject to disciplinary sanctions in relation to the incident provided the caller stays with the individual until medical assistance arrives."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy only shields the caller, but does not shield bystanders -  2.5 points

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are some frequency restrictions for either the caller or the victim, but not both - 2.5 points

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points

        

Drug education (20 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (5 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Very able- can vote directly on school policy - 5 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://www.indiana.edu/about/ranking-statistics.html

http://indianalifeline.org/Lifeline-universities.pdf (medical amnesty)

https://studentaffairs.indiana.edu/health-safety/programs-initiatives/drug-alcohol/index.html (drug education)

https://www.wfyi.org/news/articles/all-indiana-university-police-departments-to-get-naloxone (naloxone public safety officers)

https://iustudentgovernment.indiana.edu/about/index.html (student government)

https://studentcode.iu.edu/responsibilities/on-campus-personal.html (alcohol and drug policy)

https://policies.iu.edu/policies/ps-04-tobacco-free/index.html (tobacco ban)

https://iuride.indiana.edu/ (safe ride)

https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/disclosures/drug-penalties.html (drug penalty with financial aid)


Iowa State University: D-

Iowa State University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (10 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

http://www.police.iastate.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/Police/smoke-free/smokefreecampus.pdf
http://www.policy.iastate.edu/policy/drugs
http://www.policy.iastate.edu/policy/SDR
http://www.policy.iastate.edu/policy/drugfree
http://housing.iastate.edu/sites/default/files/Forms/2015-16%3DPolicyHandbook.pdf


Kaplan University: F

Kaplan University is a private institution in Fort Lauderdale, FL with an enrollment of 38,332 and was most recently graded in September 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

Can't find anything on the Kaplan U website. No codes of conduct, handbooks, policies and procedures, or anything of the like.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (0 of 40 points)

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students are automatically evicted from housing - 0 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unable- can not make any decisions on campus policy - 0 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources


Liberty University: F

Liberty University was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (0 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://www.liberty.edu/media/1210/Student_Honor_Code.pdf, http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=28426


Lone Star College - Montgomery (LSC): F

Lone Star College - Montgomery (LSC) is a public institution in Conroe, TX with an enrollment of 13,826 and was most recently graded in September 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

" Anyone registered in, or in attendance at, one of LSC’s Colleges is prohibited from the possession, use, or distribution of unauthorized drugs and alcohol. Descriptions of the applicable legal sanctions under local, state, and federal law and of the health risks associated with the use of unauthorized drugs and the abuse of alcohol will be made available to students. Any student seeking assistance and/or resources for drug and alcohol use may contact an LSC counselor. LSC counselors maintain current community resource information on area counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation programs."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (0 of 40 points)

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (10 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students are automatically evicted from housing - 0 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

http://www.lonestar.edu/departments/advising/LSCS_Student_Handbook_Web.pdf
http://www.lonestar.edu/drug-abuse.htm
http://www.lonestar.edu/21252.htm
http://www.lonestar.edu/20808.htm

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA): B-

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is a private institution in Baltimore, MD with an enrollment of 2128 students and was most recently graded in March 2020.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

 

Alcohol Policy

Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to enforcing College policies that prohibit persons under the age of 21 from possessing, serving, or consuming alcohol. In addition, MICA discourages those 21 years and over from abusing alcohol. The unauthorized possession or use of alcoholic beverages on College-owned or -controlled property, including student residences, is expressly forbidden. As adults, students bear ultimate personal responsibility for knowing and adhering to state and federal law.

Students living in campus housing who are 21 years or older may drink alcohol in the privacy of their apartments; however, they may not buy or serve alcohol to students or others under the legal drinking age. If an apartment is shared by those both under and over 21, it must be clear to any College official that alcohol is being consumed only by those 21 years of age and older. If an apartment is occupied only by those under 21, then alcohol is not permitted under any circumstance.

Open containers of alcohol are not permitted in any of the public or common spaces on campus, including courtyards, stairwells, or parking lots. Multi-quart containers such as kegs are not allowed in any campus-owned or -controlled space.

Students who violate this policy will be subject to the following sanctions, among others, depending upon College officials' assessment of the severity of the violation(s):

Alcohol education

Assessment for alcohol abuse problem

Required alcohol abuse treatment program

Housing probation (if student resides in College housing)

Dismissal from College housing (if student resides in College housing)

Suspension from the College

Dismissal from the College

Referral to law enforcement agencies

Also, if alcohol is found in the possession of underage students, staff will require that the alcohol be disposed of in the presence of the staff member. Students who are in the presence of alcohol, under certain circumstances, may also be determined to be in violation of the alcohol policy.

Drug Policy

The use, possession, or sale (or possession with intent to sell) of illegal or illicit drugs or narcotics is expressly prohibited by federal state, and local laws and regulations, as well as College policy. Possession or use of illicit drugs by students are grounds for severe sanctions, including expulsion, and may result in referral to authorities for prosecution. The possession of drug paraphernalia (including hookahs, bongs, needles not for prescribed use, and other such items) is also a violation of both state law and College policy.

Cannabidiol (CBD) oils and other derivatives are prohibited for student use regardless of intended use or origin, i.e. hemp vs. marijuana.

Students who violate this policy will be subject to any of the following sanctions, among others, depending upon College officials’ assessment of the severity of the violations:

Assessment for substance abuse problem (cost to be borne by student)

Required substance abuse treatment program (cost to be borne by student)

Mandatory drug testing program (cost to be borne by student)

Housing probation (if student lives in College housing)

Dismissal from College housing (if student lives in College housing)

College probation

Loss of financial aid

Suspension from the College

Dismissal from the the College

Referral to law enforcement agencies

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (30 of 40 points)

The purpose of the MICA Medical Amnesty policy is to encourage students to actively seek professional medical assistance and/or institutional support for themselves or others related, but not limited to, the overconsumption of alcohol, drugs, or other illegal substances that threaten a person's wellbeing or safety. Student conduct action against any individual(s) who act in good faith and actively seek out qualified medical or institutional support to assist ensuring the wellbeing of a person related to overconsumption of alcohol or illegal substances. Students who seek out medical assistance for others or receive emergency medical assistance as a result of peer outreach that is related to the consumption of alcohol or other illegal substances will not be charged or sanctioned for violations of the College's Alcohol & Drug policy. The student(s) may be required to participate in an appropriate assessment and educational program.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points                

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points              

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points            

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are some frequency restrictions for either the caller or the victim, but not both - 2.5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points             

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points          

                    

Drug education (15 of 20 points)

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points              

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points                

 

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points            

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points

 

Punitive measures (12.5 of 30 points)           

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points                   

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Able- can vote directly on school policy with approval from administration - 4 points         

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points

 

Sources

https://www.mica.edu/mica-dna/policies/institutional-policies/alcohol-drugs/

https://www.mica.edu/residence-life-and-office-campus-housing/becoming-an-ra/

https://www.mica.edu/offices-divisions/center-for-student-engagement/

https://www.mica.edu/offices-divisions/campus-safety/

Miami University: C

Miami University is a public institution in Oxford, Ohio with an enrollment of 17147 students and was most recently graded in July 2018.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

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School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (22.5 of 40 points)

Titled the “Good Samaritan Policy”, Miami University will not arrest or take disciplinary action for a violation of Miami’s drug or alcohol policies against those students who seek emergency medical assistance for themselves or other students.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are some frequency restrictions for either the caller or the victim, but not both - 2.5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (5 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Very able- can vote directly on school policy - 5 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points

Sources

http://miamioh.edu/campus-safety/drug-free/index.html

http://miamioh.edu/campus-safety/drug-free/alcohol-policy/index.html

http://miamioh.edu/campus-safety/drug-free/sanctions-laws/index.html

http://miamioh.edu/student-life/student-counseling-service/services/drug-and-alcohol/index.html

http://miamioh.edu/news/campus-news/2017/11/mupd-gift.html

http://miamioh.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/alcohol-drug-policies/index.html

Miami Dade College: F

Miami Dade College is a public institution in Miami, FL with an enrollment of 92,085 and was most recently graded in September 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"Possession of alcohol by persons under the age of 21 years is prohibited under Florida law. Violations of underage drinking laws will be enforced by law enforcement agencies of the State of Florida. A College employee or student under the influence of alcohol is not to report to work or school.

College Procedure 4025 prohibits alcoholic beverages at student sponsored functions on Miami Dade College campuses. Violation of College Procedure 4025 regarding alcoholic beverages by students may result in disciplinary proceedings in accordance with College Procedure 4030.

Students at the College who possess, use, or deliver controlled substances not dispensed and used pursuant to prescription are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion from the College. Disciplinary action against a student under College Policy does not preclude the possibility of criminal action against that individual. The filing of criminal charges similarly does not preclude action by the College. Please refer to College Procedure 4025 and College Procedure 4030 for more information."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (0 of 40 points)

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy?

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (10 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students are automatically evicted from housing - 0 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

http://www.mdc.edu/about/facts.aspx
http://www.mdc.edu/hr/OnlineForms/DrugFreeCampusProgram.pdf
https://www.mdc.edu/procedures/Chapter4/4071.pdf
https://www.mdc.edu/policy/student_rights_and_responsibilities.pdf
https://www.mdc.edu/main/safety/statistics/policy.aspx#13alcohol


Michigan State University: D

Michigan State University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (15 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program but it is not free for students - 1 point        

Sources

http://tobaccofree.msu.edu/
https://admissions.msu.edu/life-at-msu/getting-around.aspx
http://splife.studentlife.msu.edu/regulations/selected/msu-drug-and-alcohol-policy-all-university-policy-applicable-to-university-employees-as-well-as-students

Montgomery Blair High School: C-

Montgomery Blair High School is a public institution in Silver Spring, MD with an enrollment of 3,000 students and was most recently graded in October 2018.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

MCPS employees and students are expected to adhere to federal, state, and local laws and demonstrate through their actions, deeds, and teachings that they do not encourage or condone alcohol, tobacco, or other drug abuse.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (12.5 of 40 points)

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points                  

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points               

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points             

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points                

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points         

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points         

Drug education (10 of 20 points)

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points              

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points                  

 

Opioid harm reduction (10 of 10 points)  

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? Yes - 5 points           

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? Yes - 5 points

 

Punitive measures (10 of 30 points)              

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? No, there is no eviction from campus housing - 10 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion?

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space?

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points              

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points

Sources


New College of Florida: B

New College of Florida is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (30 of 40 points)

New College of Florida seeks to ensure that students at medical risk as a result of alcohol or substance misuse will receive prompt and appropriate medical attention. Students are encouraged to seek immediate medical assistance when they are concerned about their own health or that of another individual. Medical Amnesty policy benefits our campus by encouraging students to make responsible decisions in seeking medical attention in serious or life­threatening situations that result from alcohol and/or other drugs’ misuse/abuse and in any situation where medical treatment is reasonably believed to be appropriate. Medical Amnesty attempts to ensure that intoxicated students receive immediate medical assistance and follow­up assessment to reduce the likelihood of future incidents. An individual who requests assistance on behalf of another individual for either an alcohol or drug-related transport will not be subject to discipline with respect to the circumstances necessitating the transport.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (20 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (17.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? No, there are not any academic sanctions - 5 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

https://www.ncf.edu/campus-life/student-conduct-services/student-rights/
https://colleges.niche.com/new-college-of-florida/drug-safety/
https://www.ncf.edu/campus-life/residential-life/policies-and-procedures/
https://www.ncf.edu/about/departments-and-offices/office-of-the-general-counsel/regulations/
https://www.ncf.edu/cwc/student-health-services/
https://www.ncf.edu/campus-life/student-conduct-services/student-code-of-conduct/
https://www.ncf.edu/campus-life/student-government-ncsa/
https://myncf.ncf.edu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=8c2587a7-28ce-49e1-9273-28a4276d04b1&groupId=38143
https://myncf.ncf.edu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=8c2587a7-28ce-49e1-9273-28a4276d04b1&groupId=38143
https://www.ncf.edu/cwc/self-help-tools/help-with-quitting-smoking/
https://www.ncf.edu/campus-life/student-conduct-services/student-code-of-conduct/
https://colleges.niche.com/new-college-of-florida/transportation/


New York Law School: C

New York Law School is a private institution in New York, NY with an enrollment of 1,016 students and was most recently graded in October 2019.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

“New York Law School is committed to a drug-free learning environment. While recognizing that students age 21 and older are legally permitted to consume alcoholic beverages, the law school requires students to do so responsibly and in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, as well as the New York Law School alcohol policy outlined below.

Drug and alcohol abuse can lead to severe health problems, including ones which are life threatening. The Law School encourages all students experiencing problems with drug or alcohol abuse to seek confidential help. Any student having such problems should contact the Office of Student Engagement (5th Floor E building, 212-431-2851) or the confidential student counseling service at 1-866-486-4334 for information about treatment programs and/or self-help groups. The services listed below can provide valuable assistance:

o Alcoholics Anonymous: 212.647.1680 and 212.870.3400

o Narcotics Anonymous: 212.929.6262

o Al-Anon Family Group Meeting Information Line: 1.800.356.9996 and 1.800.344.2666

o Journey Healing Center – An accredited Drug and Alcohol Program: 1.800.453.2124”

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (35 of 40 points)

Amnesty for Alcohol and/or Drug Use

“The health and safety of every student at New York Law School is of utmost importance. New York Law School recognizes that students who have been drinking and/or using drugs (whether such use is voluntary or involuntary) at the time that violence, including but not limited to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault occurs may be hesitant to report such incidents due to fear of potential consequences for their own conduct. New York Law School strongly encourages students to report domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault to institution officials. A bystander acting in good faith that discloses any incident of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault to New York Law School’s officials or law enforcement will not be subject to New York Law School’s code of conduct action for violations of alcohol and/or drug use policies occurring at or near the time of the commission of the domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault.”

 

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points                

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points              

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points            

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points             

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points         

                    

Drug education (15 of 20 points)

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points              

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points                  

 

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points            

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points

 

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)             

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points                   

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points              

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points

 

Sources

www.nyls.edu/about_the_school/wp-content/uploads/sites/145/2019/01/2018-Standard-509-Report.pdf

https://www.nyls.edu/about_the_school/policies/nyls-drug-and-alcohol-policy/

https://www.nyls.edu/about_the_school/policies/

New York University: C-

New York University is a private institution in New York, New York with an enrollment of 26000 students and was most recently graded in August 2018.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs will not be tolerated on premises owned or controlled by the University. Upon finding evidence of the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs on its premises by any student, the University will take appropriate disciplinary action, including, but not limited to, probation, suspension, or expulsion.

Upon finding evidence of the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs on its premises by any student, the University will take appropriate disciplinary action, including, but not limited to, probation, suspension, or expulsion"

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (25 of 40 points)

"The University recognizes that there may be health or safety emergencies related to the use of alcohol or other substances in which the potential for disciplinary action by the University may serve as a deterrent to students who want to seek assistance for themselves or to “Good Samaritans” who want to get help for another member of the NYU community. In all such matters, the health and safety of the student at risk will be the University’s top priority. Accordingly, should a student him/herself, or another individual on behalf of that student, voluntarily come forward seeking assistance in a situation involving the over-consumption or abuse of drugs and alcohol, the University’s student conduct response in regard to that overconsumption will be first and foremost focused on medical treatment, counseling and/or educational interventions. However, the University reserves the right to address any associated acts that compromise the well-being of the community and its members such as harassment, violence, damage, harm to self/others, or distribution of illegal substances on a case by case basis as deemed appropriate/necessary."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are some frequency restrictions for either the caller or the victim, but not both - 2.5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (10 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points

Sources

https://www.nyu.edu/content/dam/nyu/studentActivities/documents/FSL/webresources/NYU_CSL_FSL_Chapter_Event_Risk_Management_Guidelines.pdf

https://www.nyu.edu/about/policies-guidelines-compliance/policies-and-guidelines/substance-abuse-and-alcoholic-beverages.html

https://www.nyu.edu/about/policies-guidelines-compliance/policies-and-guidelines/good-samaritans-statement.html

https://www.nyu.edu/about/leadership-university-administration/university-senate/membership/councils/student-senators-council/our-work.html

https://www.nyu.edu/students/health-and-wellness/student-health-center/health-information/alcohol-and-other-drugs.html


Northeastern University: D

Northeastern University was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (17.5 of 40 points)

"No student seeking medical assistance for an alcohol or other drug-related emergency will be subject to University disciplinary action for the violation of possession or con­sumption of alcohol or drugs. This policy shall extend to the referring student/organization who called for medical assistance."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (5 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://www.northeastern.edu/open/, http://www.northeastern.edu/nupd/


Northern Virginia Community College: F

Northern Virginia Community College is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (5 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy?

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs?

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (0 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances?         

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion?

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space?         

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources


Northwestern University: C

Northwestern University is a private institution and was most recently graded in April 2021

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (22.5 of 40 points)

Students who assist others in an emergency and those in need of assistance generally face no disciplinary action for their own infractions - even if alcohol or other drugs are involved.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are some frequency restrictions for either the caller or the victim, but not both - 2.5 points

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (15 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Very able- can vote directly on school policy - 5 points

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://www.northwestern.edu/communitystandards/student-handbook/student-handbook-2019-2020.pdf

https://www.northwestern.edu/alcohol-resources/resources-support/programs-for-students/index.html

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_5Z-_VpO9wwHhp7SVU2w_cD5hSN7lAu2ZHXA89Q-5cM/edit

https://policies.northwestern.edu/docs/drugs-and-alcohol-policy.pdf

Oaksterdam University: A

Oaksterdam University is a private institution in Oakland, CA that was most recently graded in October 2019.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

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School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (35 of 40 points)

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points                

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points              

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points            

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points             

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points         

                    

Drug education (20 of 20 points)

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points              

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points                

 

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone?                    

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points

 

Punitive measures (25 of 30 points)              

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? No, there are not any academic sanctions - 5 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? No, there is no eviction from campus housing - 10 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Very able- can vote directly on school policy - 5 points

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points

Sources

Ohio State University: D

Ohio State University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (15 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://ttm.osu.edu/
http://tobaccofree.osu.edu/
https://studentlife.osu.edu/pdfs/osu-policy-on-alcohol.pdf
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/osu/genrel/auto_pdf/2010-11/misc_non_event/alcohol-policy-ohiostadium.pdf


Pennsylvania State University: C

The Pennsylvania State University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (27.5 of 40 points)

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs?

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (5 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/conduct/policies/alcohol.shtml
http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/counseling/self-help_da.shtml

Princeton University: C

Princeton University was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (32.5 of 40 points)

"The Department of Public Safety completes reports for all medical transports, including those that involve alcohol. DPS forwards these reports to the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students so that the deans can provide the student the necessary support. As stated in Rights, Rules, Responsibilities (p. 49), neither intoxication nor seeking help for oneself or another student because of intoxication will result in disciplinary action."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (10 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://uhs.princeton.edu/health-resources/drugs
https://www.princeton.edu/odus/docs/Alcohol-Brochure.pdf
http://web.princeton.edu/sites/publicsafety/Documents/P-ride%20Express_2003a.htm


Purdue University: C+

Purdue University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (30 of 40 points)

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (10 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (5 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Able- can vote directly on school policy with approval from administration - 4 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

http://www.purdue.edu/aod/resources/Biennial_Review.pdf
http://www.purdue.edu/aod/regulations/index.shtml
http://www.purdue.edu/studentsuccess/orientation/success_guide/
http://www.purdue.edu/policies/west-lafayette/wl-7.html
http://www.purduesg.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/PSG_Bylaws.pdf


Rice University: C-

Rice University is a private institution in Houston, TX with an enrollment of 6,740 and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (22.5 of 40 points)

Yes, but it has been noted that there are some concerns with the policy specifying that amnesty only applies if there is no belligerent or disruptive behavior, and requires a follow up with a specified authority figure.  "Person administering aid" is shielded, but bystanders are not specified.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs?         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (5 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (12.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

http://sjp.rice.edu/current-code-of-student-conduct/
http://www.students.rice.edu/uploadedFiles/Students/Dean_of_Undergraduates/AlcoholPolicy.pdf


Rocky Mountain College: D

Rocky Mountain College is a private institution in Billings, MT with an enrollment of 1,035 and was most recently graded in September 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"Rocky Mountain College recognizes the problems of alcohol and drug abuse as they occur on a societal scale today. The abuse of alcohol, particularly on college campuses, is epidemic.

Rocky Mountain College neither encourages nor condemns the use of alcoholic beverages. Rather, the College acknowledges the right of individuals of legal drinking age either to abstain or to use alcohol responsibly.

Rocky Mountain College believes the key to successful control of alcohol and drug use lies in education, providing healthy alternatives, and supporting and promoting healthy lifestyles. To this end, the College is committed to:

-Providing students and employees with the most current information available regarding alcohol and drug use;
-Developing and implementing substance-free social programming; and
-Encouraging and supporting those students and employees who choose to abstain from the use of alcohol.

It is the responsibility of Rocky Mountain College to provide a drug-free environment that promotes healthy alternatives, supports the standards set forth in this document, and allows for individual choice either to abstain from or to use alcohol responsibly. "

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (25 of 40 points)

"The College encourages students to attend to their personal health and well-being and to behave in an equally caring way with their peers. We encourage our students to use alcohol responsibly at all times; however, we recognize there may be times when students face medical emergencies involving excessive drinking and/or drug use. In those instances, we do not want college policy to prevent students and/or “Good Samaritans” to avoid seeking assistance. As such, RMC has adopted the following Medical Amnesty policy:

If an individual seeks medical attention due to a medical emergency, the College will not pursue disciplinary sanctions against the student for consumption of alcohol or drugs.

Medical Amnesty applies only to the consumption of alcohol and drugs; it does not preclude disciplinary sanctions due to any other violation of Rocky Mountain College policies, Student Code of Conduct, state and/or federal law. Additionally, the policy does not prevent action by police, other law enforcement personnel, or other third parties including the Rocky Mountain College Athletic Department or the Aviation program."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? No, there are not any academic sanctions - 5 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rocky-mountain-college-2534
https://www.rocky.edu/about-rocky/institutional-research/student-consumer-information/DrugAlcoholPolicies.php
https://www.rocky.edu/student-life/housing-residential-life/pdf/ResidenceLifeHandbook.pdf
https://www.rocky.edu/student-life/dean-student-life/asrmc/
https://www.rocky.edu/student-life/student-activities/TobaccoFreeRMC.php


Rutgers University: D

Rutgers University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"Any suspicion of illegal drug use in residence halls, apartments or suites will be immediately reported to Rutgers University Police. Use or possession of illegal drugs may result in arrest, immediate relocation, loss of housing without refund, and mandatory assignment to substance counseling. Distribution of drugs will result in arrest and can result in permanent expulsion from the University."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (0 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy?

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy?         

        

Drug education (20 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://www.dailytargum.com/article/2016/02/rutgers-student-assembly-adopts-report-advocating-for-medical-amnesty-policy
http://rhscaps.rutgers.edu/services/alcohol-and-other-drug-assistance-program-adap/
http://rhshope.rutgers.edu/peer-education/alcohol-and-drug-peer-educators/
http://ruoncampus.rutgers.edu/policies/residence-hall-policies/drug-policy/

San Diego City College: F

San Diego City College is a public institution in San Diego, CA with an enrollment of 12,730 students and was most recently graded in August 2021

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"The following sections of the Student Code of Conduct pertain to Drug & Alcohol use, sale and possession:

Participating in activities which are in violation of federal, state, or local laws or ordinances while on district premises or at district-sponsored or supervised activities.

Smoking on District premises, or in vehicles provided by the district used for transporting students; except as permitted by applicable ordinances, laws, college guidelines and District procedure 0505.2.

Use, possession, distribution, or sale of alcoholic beverages on campus except as permitted by law.

Use, possession, distribution, manufacture or sale of narcotics or other hallucinogenic drugs or substances or inhaling or breathing the fumes of, or ingesting, any poison classified as such by the California Business and Professions Code Section 4160, Schedule "D," except as provided by law, is prohibited when on district premises.

The college will impose disciplinary sanctions on students who violate the Student Code of Conduct."

The possible disciplinary sanctions may involve: reprimand, community service or other educational sanctions, disciplinary probation, restitution, removal from class, suspension, and/or expulsion.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (0 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

                    

Drug education (10 of 20 points)  

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points  

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Community college, does not have RAs

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points

 

Opioid harm reduction (5 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No, 0 points              

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? Yes, 5 points

 

Punitive measures (0 of 30 points)                

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances?   N/A          

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? N/A

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? N/A

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Very able- can vote directly on school policy - 5 points

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points

Miscellaneous
San Diego City College is a community college that does not offer student housing or dormitories, so some questions were not applicable.

The campus safety officials (police) do not carry Naloxone directly on them but have access to it when needed from the Student Health Center.

For drug education, there is an "Alcohol and Other Drug Studies" program that is offered on campus which is why I included my school as having a drug education program that is evidenced-based and made readily available to students and also peer-led education. However, the DAAPP and other resources on campus emphasize an abstinence based approach to drug use. There are no direct resources on campus for community based programs, but the Student Health Center offers referrals and mental health counseling.

In regard to Student Government's ability to make direct policy change, there is a clause that states, "Students shall have the right to participate in the formation of policy affecting them in accordance with established procedures for Shared Governance." The Associated Student Government President at Miramar College, a college in the San Diego Community College District which San Diego City College is included in, said in response to my inquiry, "To answer your question simply: yes, student government does have the capability to influence, even change, college policies. The only caveat is that a student government cannot create policy that conflicts with either college or district policy, state education code, or local, state, or federal law. However, any of these can be changed through proposed policy changes or legislation, which a student government can pursue through various means."

Sources
https://www.sdccd.edu/docs/District/drugpolicy/SDCCD_DAAPP.pdf#page=9

San Diego State University: D

San Diego State University is a public institution in San Francisco, CA with an enrollment of 33,778 and was most recently graded in April 2021.

School policy grade details

"With few exceptions, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase or possess alcohol. If you violate these laws you may face a fine of $250 and suspension of your driving license. For more informa- tion about California laws visit the California State Bar website or the California Alcohol Beverage Control website .

Federal and State laws define a number of substances as “drugs” with santions related to their manufacture, sale, possession, and use varying by type of substance and quantity. See California State Bar website.

In addition to the Standards for Student Conduct in the California Code of Regulations, Title V, Article 2, Section 41301, SDSU’s expectations of responsible student behavior prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs and alcohol by students on university property or in surrounding neighborhoods, or as any part of the university’s activities. Violators may face suspension or expulsion from the university. In addition, the university will cooperate with governmental authorities in criminal and civil actions. The university does not accept alcohol or substance abuse as an excuse, reason, or rationale for any act of abuse, harassment, intimidation, violence, or vandalism...

Possession or consumption of distilled liquor on university property is prohibited at all times. Possession, consumption, or sale of beer or wine by those 21 years of age or older is permitted at designated campus locations and events only with prior approval of the vice president for student affairs...

On campus property, and in surrounding neighborhoods, the sale, distribution, knowing possession, and use of dangerous drugs or narcot- ics are prohibited. You are also forbidden by State and Federal laws to sell, distribute, possess, or use those drugs. SDSU does not permit the possession or use of marijuana even with a medical recommendation...

Students who possess, use, or distribute substances such as, but not limited to, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, or other hallu- cinogens and narcotics, or who violate statutes regarding alcoholic beverages, are subject to arrest, imprisonment, or a fine according to State law. The University Police Department is empowered to enforce all State and Federal laws, including public drunkenness, driving under the influence, and possession of alcohol by a minor.

The university’s commitment to exercising disciplinary powers in cases of illegal alcohol and drug use complements its full measure of support for students who seek help for themselves or their acquain- tances. These two approaches, combined with an active prevention education program, provide a strong basis for maintaining university expectations for a safe, healthy, and productive campus community. We hope that you will take advantage of the programs and services available to you, and that you will join with us in creating a viable learning community."

Good Samaritan policy (10 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.


Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points

        

Drug education (5 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other RAs upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points

Sources

https://newscenter.sdsu.edu/student_affairs/srr/substance-abuse.aspx


San Francisco Art Institute: D

San Francisco Art Institute is a private institution in San Francisco, CA with an enrollment of 680 and was most recently graded in February 2017.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (12.5 of 40 points)

SFAI has no medical amnesty policy, though each case is taken on a case by case basis, and it is up to the conduct officer to determine what information presented in incident reports shall be utilized in the conduct process.
Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (5 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (12.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? No, there are not any academic sanctions - 5 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

http://sfai.edu/uploads/resources/2016-2017_Spring_Housing_Application.pdf
http://www.sfai.edu/uploads/resources/20170125_SFAI_Student_and_Campus_Handbook.pdf

Santa Clara University School of Law: D

Ohio State University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (12.5 of 40 points)

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (10 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (10 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students are automatically evicted from housing -  0 points

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unable- can not make any decisions on campus policy - 0 points

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points

Sources

https://www.scu.edu/media/offices/student-life/publications/Student-Handbook.pdf

https://university-operations.scu.edu/campus-safety/services/

https://university-operations.scu.edu/ehs/

Shorewood Highschool: F

Shorewood Highschool is a public institution in Shoreline, WA with an enrollment of 1,612 students and was most recently graded in April 2019.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

1. Alcohol/Chemical Substances* – Possession, use, distribution, showing evidence of having consumed, selling, soliciting or facilitating the sale of alcohol or illegal drugs is prohibited. Possession of drug paraphernalia or any item purported to be such is also prohibited. While in attendance at school 2 3 or school-sponsored events, students must remove themselves immediately from any situation where such activities are occurring. Students understand that the community encourages them to report any situation which poses a danger to the health or safety of themselves and fellow students or which represents a violation of state laws, District policy, and the code to which school leaders are committed.

36. Tobacco, Nicotine Products, and Delivery Devices* – Possession, use, sale, and distribution of tobacco products and delivery devices by students is not permitted on school property, on school buses, or at school-sponsored events. In addition, use of tobacco products and delivery devices by students is prohibited within 500 feet of schools. Tobacco products and delivery devices include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, snuff, smoking tobacco, smokeless tobacco, nicotine, electronic smoking/vapor devices, and vapor products. (See Policy 4316, Use of Tobacco Nicotine Products and Delivery Devices).

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (0 of 40 points)

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs?          

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges?  

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges?                     

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy?

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated?           

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy?                   

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy?

                    

Drug education (0 of 20 points)  

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points  

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points                  

 

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone?                    

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students?

 

Punitive measures (0 of 30 points)                

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances?             

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion?

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points              

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points

Sources

https://www.shorelineschools.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=1460&dataid=16654&FileName=English-%20Student%20Handbooks.pdf

 


Southern Illinois University Carbondale: C

Southern Illinois University is a public institution in Carbondale, IL with an enrollment of 9,552 and was most recently graded in May 2020.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"A student will be subject to a mandated assessment in the event that the Wellness Center is presented with a credible report that a student has been treated for alcohol/drug related injuries; or has engaged in behavior that disrupted the university community while under the influence of alcohol or drugs; or has engaged in acts of violence against others while under the influence of alcohol or drugs; or has been found passed out or disoriented in a public forum due to alcohol or drug usage.

The student will be required to participate in three sessions of mandated assessment provided by Wellness Center staff employed by the SIUC Student Health Center. The purpose of this assessment is to provide a comprehensive and in-depth inquiry of the precipitating incident, assess current usage of alcohol & drugs, and create an action plan for decreasing alcohol/drug usage. The assessment will also provide the student with resources to adhere to this standard of safety in the future and to monitor the student's willingness and ability to adhere to this standard."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (20 of 40 points)

“The University may provide amnesty to those who may be hesitant to report to University officials because they fear that they themselves may be accused of minor policy violations, such as underage drinking, at the time of the incident. To encourage students to offer help and assistance to others, or to report other serious violations, the University adheres to a policy of amnesty for minor violations when students offer help to others in need. At the discretion of the Director of Student Conduct, amnesty may also be extended on a case-by-case basis to the person receiving assistance.”

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the aller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Are this school’s policies easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are feasibly accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (5 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (5 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? Yes - 5 points

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (12.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://siu.edu/about-siu/
http://stopoverdoseil.org/FAQs.html
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-medical-amnesty-met-20150315-story.html
http://policies.siu.edu/personnel_policies/chapter4/ch4-all/drugcond.html
http://www.housing.siu.edu/system/downloads/documents/000/000/493/original/Resident_Handbook_2016-2017.pdf?1466709061
http://safe.siu.edu/staying-safe/night-safety-transit.php

https://police.siu.edu/watch-dawg/201601/presentations.php

https://policies.siu.edu/other-policies/chapter3/alcoholdrugabuse.php

https://policies.siu.edu/other-policies/chapter3/conduct.php

https://studentcenter.siu.edu/services/saluki-express/night-safety-transit.php

https://policies.siu.edu/other-policies/chapter3/ferpa.php

Southern Methodist University: C

Southern Methodist University is a private institution in Dallas, TX with an enrollment of 11,643 and was most recently graded in October 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (20 of 40 points)

"Students who seek medical assistance for themselves (Medical Amnesty) or another person (Good Samaritan) due to intoxication of alcohol and/or drugs will not normally be subject to the SMU discipline process, except when it has been determined that another violation of university policy has occurred (for example destruction of university property; fire safety violation; physical harm to another person, etc.).

Any exemption from the SMU discipline process which is granted under this policy may only apply to disciplinary action and/or sanctions under the SMU alcohol and/or drug policies in the SMU Student Code of Conduct, and therefore does not prevent the SMU Police or another police agency from detaining a student, issuing a citation, or making an arrest if they deem that action necessary."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (15 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/smu-3613
http://blog.smu.edu/forum/2008/09/5/smu-enacts-medical-amnesty-with-call-for-help/
https://www.smu.edu/StudentAffairs/HealthCenter/Counseling/AlcoholDrugClasses
https://www.smu.edu/StudentAffairs/HealthCenter/Counseling/AlcoholDrugServices
http://www.smu.edu/StudentAffairs/StudentLife/StudentHandbook/ConductCode
https://www.smu.edu/StudentAffairs/Housing/eHandbook/HousingContract


Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU): F

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private institution in Manchester, New Hampshire with an enrollment of 3,147 and was most recently graded in October 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"Due to the importance of addressing drug and alcohol use, the University developed a specific set of responses for these types of violations. A student found responsible for violating an alcohol or other drug policy will be held accountable for his/her own actions and for allowing or encouraging violations by his/her guests. The University provides a two-part response for students in violation of the alcohol or other drug policy: A conduct outcome and an educational response.

The alcohol or other drug policy chart outlines recommended sanctions, however specific circumstances may require alternate or more severe responses. Both the hearing officer and the Wellness Center reserve the right to create and/or tailor an appropriate response that accounts for prior conduct history and evaluations completed by the Wellness Center."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (10 of 40 points)

There is no university policy, but there is a state law in place "granting immunity from arrest, prosecution, or conviction to a person who requests medical assistance to save the life of an overdose victim." I gave the university points for what I thought was covered by state law.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unable- can not make any decisions on campus policy - 0 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/southern-new-hampshire-university-2580
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2015/hb0270.pdf
http://www.snhu.edu/~/media/files/pdfs/StudentHandbook.pdf
http://www.snhu.edu/consumer-information/drug-and-alcohol-policy

SUNY Albany: B

State University of New York Albany is a public institution in Albany, NY with an enrollment of 17,280 students and was most recently graded in March 2019.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

No alcohol to be consumed on ANY of the campus locations (besides 21+ dorms) unless its an “alcohol-provided” social event. If 21, “no individual student may possess more than 12, 12 oz. bottles/cans of beer (or the equivalent), or one liter of hard liquor or wine at one time”.

Drug paraphernalia receives a conduct warning. Cannabis possession receives a disciplinary warning at minimum. Other controlled substances receive a disciplinary probation at minimum. Distribution causes a removal from residence at minimum.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (27.5 of 40 points)

“The University at Albany’s Good Samaritan 911 Policy supports students who reach out for assistance in the case of a medical emergency, as well as supports the student who is helped. Therefore, a student or student organization seeking medical treatment for him/herself, or for any other student who is in immediate medical need, or any student who is the recipient of this emergency medical help, will not be subject to disciplinary sanctions related to the violation of using or possessing alcohol or other drugs, as defined in Community Rights and Responsibilities (Prohibited Conduct Drugs and Alcohol).  This policy applies to emergencies both on and off campus.” 2

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points                

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points              

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points            

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points         

                    

Drug education (15 of 20 points)

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points              

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points                

 

Opioid harm reduction (5 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? Yes - 5 points           

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points

 

Punitive measures (17.5 of 30 points)           

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? No, there are not any academic sanctions - 5 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points                   

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points              

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points

 

Sources

1 https://www.albany.edu/about/about_fastfacts.php

2 https://www.albany.edu/studentconduct/good_samaritan.php

3 https://www.albany.edu/counselingcenter/drugs.php

4 https://www.albany.edu/counselingcenter/middle-earth.php

5 http://www.albanystudentpress.net/new-york-readies-for-opioid-emergencies/

6 https://www.albany.edu/studentconduct/alcohol_and_drugs.php

7 https://www.albany.edu/senate/handbook_section2.htm

Screenshot from sanction guide: https://www.albany.edu/studentconduct/assets/Community_Standards_Sanction_Guide.pdf

Temple University: C-

Temple University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (22.5 of 40 points)

"No student seeking medical treatment for the effects of drug or alcohol use will be subject to university discipline for violating the Student Code. This medical amnesty will be granted to both the intoxicated student and to the student seeking medical assistance for the intoxicated student."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (10 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://tfma.temple.edu/sites/tfma/files/site-photos/study-away/L.A._Conduct.pdf
http://bulletin.temple.edu/undergraduate/about-temple-university/student-services/
https://medicine.temple.edu/departments-centers/research-centers/center-substance-abuse-research/educational-programs/science-education-against-drug-abuse-partnership
http://policies.temple.edu/PDF/45.pdf
http://campusoperations.temple.edu/parking-transportation/shuttle-services


Texas State University: D+

Texas State University was most recently graded in November 2020.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (25 of 40 points)

To encourage students to seek help in emergencies without fear of repercussions for themselves or their friends, the implementation committee will review disciplinary policies for intoxicated students who require medical attention and the students who summon it.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy only shields the caller but does not shield bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible not clearly stated - 0 points

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points         

        

Drug education (5 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this schools drug education program is not evidence based and/or it is not made readily available to students - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidenced-based and/or incorporated into RA training - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://www.txstate.edu/required-links/hazing.html

https://www.reslife.txstate.edu/current/responsibilities/conduct.html

https://studenthandbook.txstate.edu/rules-and-policies/code-of-student-conduct.html

https://indd.adobe.com/view/f209908b-1275-47d1-8a6c-e1aeece49174

https://gato-docs.its.txstate.edu/jcr:1153598d-dcd8-4073-8840-7d9b5f303854/Alcohol%20and%20Drug%20Violations%20Range%20of%20Sanctions%20-%20Fall%202018.pdf

https://gato-docs.its.txstate.edu/jcr:ec73467c-4cad-469a-8756-d1fab3faa04f/Student%20Government%20Constitution%20ratified%202020%20February%2020.pdf

https://www.police.txstate.edu/programs-and-services/bobcat-bobbies.html

https://www.healthcenter.txstate.edu/SERVICES/tobacco-free.html

https://www.reslife.txstate.edu/about/jobs/residentassistants/description_listed.html#ra

https://www.dos.txstate.edu/services/Alcohol-and-Drug-Compliance-Services--ADCS-/links/drug-free-schools.html

Texas Tech University: C-

Texas Tech University is a public institution in Lubbock, TX with an enrollment of 35,893 and was most recently graded in October 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"Use, possession, sale, delivery, manufacture or distribution of alcoholic beverages, except in accordance with federal, state, local law, and/or Texas Tech University policy.
Being under the influence of alcohol and/or intoxication as defined by federal, state, local law and/or Texas Tech University policy."

"a. Use, possession, sale, delivery, manufacture or distribution of any narcotic, drug, and/or medicine prescribed to another person, chemical compound or other controlled substance that would constitute a violation of any federal, state, local law, and/or Texas Tech University policy.
b. Possession of drug-related paraphernalia that would constitute a violation of any federal, state, local law and/or Texas Tech University Policy.
c. Being under the influence of narcotics, drugs, prescription drugs, chemical compound or other controlled substance that would constitute a violation of any federal, state, local law and/or Texas Tech University policy."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (20 of 40 points)

"The University will provide educational options in lieu of conduct proceedings in certain situations. Examples of the amnesty provision include, but are not limited to:
• Victims of misconduct who were engaging in policy violations, such as underage drinking or drug use, at the time of the incident.
• Students who offer assistance to others by calling medical personnel or law enforcement.
• Students who bring their own use, addiction, or dependency to alcohol, drugs, or other addictions to the attention of the University prior to any conduct incidents or reports.
Abuse of amnesty provisions can result in a violation of the Code of Student Conduct. Amnesty does not preclude students from being charged with allegations of misconduct related to Part II, section B.2 (Actions against Members of the University Community and Others). The Code of Student Conduct amnesty provisions do not impact criminal proceedings or charges. Amnesty does not preclude students from being required to meet with University staff and to participate in conditions such as counseling and alcohol assessments. The Student Resolution Center can assist with questions related to amnesty provisions."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are some frequency restrictions for either the caller or the victim, but not both - 2.5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (15 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/dos/handbook/conduct.php
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/rise/aod/aod.php
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/opmanual/OP60.15.pdf
http://housing.ttu.edu/reslife/personalsafety
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/sga/GoverningDocuments.php
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/sga/safewayhomeprograms.php


Tufts University: D

Tufts University was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (27.5 of 40 points)

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space?         

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change?         

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://students.tufts.edu/student-affairs/student-life-policies/student-handbook
http://publicsafety.tufts.edu/police/safe-ride-2/


Tulane University: C-

Tulane University is a private institution in New Orleans, LA with an enrollment of 13,449 and was most recently graded in October 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"1. No one may serve alcoholic beverages on Tulane University property or within University facilities without proper written permission. The appropriate administrator (university president, vice presidents, deans, directors, or department heads) may grant permission to those persons, groups of persons or organizations within their areas of responsibility.
2. No one may consume alcoholic beverages in uncontrolled areas such as streets and sidewalks.
3. Service of alcoholic beverages shall be limited to those over the age of 21, and pursuant to University  22 • Alcohol and Other Drugs Policies and Procedures 2012–2013 procedure, University trained personnel will monitor access to alcoholic beverage service areas by those under age 21.
4. Alcohol manufacturers, distributors or drinking establishments may not advertise in or on university property, including but not limited to residence halls, recreation centers, kiosks or academic buildings. Similarly, university organizations shall not promote alcoholic beverage manufacturers, distributors or drinking establishments other than to announce a university event location.
5. Faculty and staff are also subject to the alcohol and other drug policies contained in their respective
handbooks and should familiarize themselves with those policies

Tulane students are served by a Substance Abuse Clinic located in the Student Health Center (uptown), Building 92, Room 338, telephone 865-5255, extension 235. Tulane also has in place an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), located at the Tulane Medical Center (downtown), telephone 587-7485. Both programs provide prevention, intervention, and counseling support to members of the Tulane community.

The University will impose sanctions for violations of local, state and federal laws as well as for violations of regulations contained in student and employee codes and handbooks. Violators may be punished by expulsion, termination of employment, and referral for prosecution. University sanctions will depend upon the past record of the violator and the severity of the violation. Failure to complete a designated rehabilitation program may be cause to terminate an employee or exclude a student from the University."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (25 of 40 points)

"In order for medical amnesty to be granted, a student or host is expected to promptly and proactively call Tulane Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) for medical assistance in an alcohol or other drug-related emergency. There is no limit to the number of times a student can receive medical amnesty."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (5 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://www2.tulane.edu/studentaffairs/upload/03AlcoholDrugs.pdf
https://www2.tulane.edu/health/thewell/alcohol-tobacco/substance-abuse-information.cfm
https://www2.tulane.edu/studentaffairs/housing/forms/upload/Housing-Contract-2016-2017.pdf
http://www2.tulane.edu/studentaffairs/studentprograms/student-gov-recognition.cfm
https://www2.tulane.edu/tulane/studentlife/student-government.cfm
http://www2.tulane.edu/universityservices/transportation/gold-zone.cfm
http://www2.tulane.edu/police/upload/Off-Campus-Safety-Map.pdf

University of Arkansas - Fayetteville: F

University of Arkansas - Fayetteville was most recently graded in October 2020.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (7.5 of 40 points)

To encourage students to seek help in emergencies without fear of repercussions for themselves or their friends, the implementation committee will review disciplinary policies for intoxicated students who require medical attention and the students who summon it.

“Institution requires student to appeal and seek eligibility for amnesty.”

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shields the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points

        

Drug education (5 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this schools drug education program is not evidence based and/or it is not made readily available to students - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidenced-based and/or incorporated into RA training - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely - can send an unofficial document to the administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://finaid.uark.edu/financial_aid_information/pathway-to-financial-aid-success/drugconvictioneligibilityloss.php

https://ethics.uark.edu/


University of California Berkeley: C

University of California Berkeley is a public institution and was most recently graded in December 2020

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (20 of 40 points)

To encourage students to seek help in emergencies without fear of repercussions for themselves or their friends, the implementation committee will review disciplinary policies for intoxicated students who require medical attention and the students who summon it.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are some frequency restrictions for either the caller or the victim, but not both - 2.5 points

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points         

        

Drug education (5 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this schools drug education program is not evidence based and/or it is not made readily available to students - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidenced-based and/or incorporated into RA training - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points

Opioid harm reduction (5 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (12.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? No, there are not academic sanctions - 5 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://sa.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/Responsible%20bystander%20policy%20%281%29.pdf

https://financialaid.berkeley.edu/eligibility

https://uhs.berkeley.edu/health-topics/alcohol-and-other-drugs/prescription-drugs

and called/ emailed/ chatted with various people


University of California Davis : D

University of California Davis is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (15 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Able- can vote directly on school policy with approval from administration - 4 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

https://csi.ucdavis.edu/student-organizations/policies/alcohol-use-on-campus/
https://shcs.ucdavis.edu/services/atod
http://manuals.ucdavis.edu/ppm/380/380-18.pdf
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/2710530/PACAOS-100
http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/policy/


University of California Irvine: D

University of California Irvine is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (15 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Able- can vote directly on school policy with approval from administration - 4 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://www.dos.uci.edu/conduct/policies/uc_uci_policies.php#UP10100
http://www.policies.uci.edu/policies/pols/900-13.html
http://www.shuttle.uci.edu/
http://www.fm.uci.edu/programs/smoke-free/


University of California Los Angeles : D

University of California Los Angeles  is a public institution in Los Angeles, CA with an enrollment of 44,947 and was most recently graded in August 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

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School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (10 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (17.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? No, there are not any academic sanctions - 5 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Able- can vote directly on school policy with approval from administration - 4 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://www.deanofstudents.ucla.edu/portals/16/documents/UCLA%20Student%20Conduct%20Code%209-29-14%20final.pdf
http://healthy.ucla.edu/pod/breathe_well
https://main.transportation.ucla.edu/getting-around-campus/bruinbus-schedules

University of California, San Diego: C+

University of California, San Diego is a public institution in La Jolla, CA with an enrollment of 35,821 students and was most recently graded in August 2018

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"The University of California recognizes dependency on alcohol and other drugs as a treatable condition and offers programs and services for University employees and students with substance dependency problems. Employees (including student employees) and students are encouraged to seek assistance, as appropriate, from Employee Support Programs, health centers, and counseling or psychological services available at University locations or through referral. Information obtained regarding an employee or student during participation in such programs or services will be treated as confidential, in accordance with Federal and State laws.

The University strives to maintain campus communities and worksites free from the illegal use, possession, or distribution of alcohol or of controlled substances, as defined in schedules I through V of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 United States Code Section 812, and by regulation at 21 Code of Federal Regulations Section 1308. Unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, use, or sale of alcohol or of controlled substances by University employees and students in the workplace, on University premises, at official University functions, or on University business is prohibited. In addition, employees and students shall not use illegal substances or abuse legal substances in a manner that impairs work performance, scholarly activities, or student life.

Employees found to be in violation of this Policy, including student employees if the circumstances warrant, may be subject to corrective action, up to and including dismissal, under applicable University policies and labor contracts, or may be required, at the discretion of the University, to participate satisfactorily in an Employee Support Program.

Students found to be in violation of this Policy may be subject to corrective action, up to and including dismissal, as set forth in the University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students (Part A) and in campus regulations, or may be required, at the discretion of the University, to participate satisfactorily in a treatment program.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (27.5 of 40 points)

Students receiving medical assistance in an alcohol or controlled substance medical-related emergency and students initiating medical assistance will not be subject to the formal student conduct process if all of the following apply: 1. The student requests OR another person contacts a House Advisor/Resident Advisor or other University Official (e.g. Police Officer, Residential Security Officer, etc.) for medical assistance on behalf of a student experiencing an alcohol or controlled substance medical-related emergency; 2. No other major Student Conduct Code violations (including, but not limited to, disorderly conduct, distribution of controlled substances, hazing, physical assault, vandalism, etc.) were committed by the student during the same incident; AND 3. The student has not received protection under this Protocol more than once in a two calendar year period. B. The student in need of medical assistance will be referred by the Office of Student Conduct to meet with their Dean of Student Affairs or his/her designee and to discuss his/her participation in an appropriate educational program (e.g. CARRS, Pro-SAFE, etc.) in a timely manner.

Participation in any educational program as a result of a meeting with the student’s Dean or his/her designee will not be noted on the student’s conduct record. However, when a student is involved in an additional alcohol or controlled substance medical-related emergency within two calendar years after receiving protection under this Protocol, the subsequent incident will be treated as a second offense and will not be eligible for protection. C. Records of all reports addressed by this Protocol will be maintained by the Office of Student Conduct. D. Students from the School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy are eligible for protection under this Protocol. However, they may also be subject to discipline by the respective school for violating school-specific professional conduct policies relating to the use of alcohol and/or controlled substances. E. Nothing in this Protocol will prevent an individual who is obligated by local, state or federal law from reporting, charging or taking other action related to the possible criminal prosecution of any student or non‐affiliate.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points                

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points              

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points            

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points                

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points             

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points         

                    

Drug education (15 of 20 points)

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points              

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points                  

 

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points            

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points

 

Punitive measures (12.5 of 30 points)           

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? No, there are not any academic sanctions - 5 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points                   

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Able- can vote directly on school policy with approval from administration - 4 points         

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program but it is not free for students - 1 point

Sources

https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/psych/clinic-based/addiction/Pages/default.aspx

https://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/services/support/substance/index.html

http://sgf.ucsd.edu/faqs.html

https://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/Pages/2016-05-11-study-arms-san-diego-sheriffs-with-nasal-spray-for-overdoses.aspx

University of California Santa Cruz: B

University of California, Santa Cruz is a public institution in Santa Cruz, CA with an enrollment of 19,457 students and was most recently graded in November 2018.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"The university must adhere to all federal and state laws as they pertain to illegal substances. Delivering, furnishing, transferring, manufacturing, using and possessing illicit drugs or drug paraphernalia is strictly prohibited at the university. Additionally, the university does not recognize the privileges associated with a medical marijuana (215) card... In accordance with university policy for a smoke-free environment, all university housing facilities and residences are smoke-free."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (27.5 of 40 points)

UC Santa Cruz recently adopted an interim amnesty policy, which the chancellor is expected to sign off on by the end of the year. The policy lets students call for medical help if they or someone else is having a strong negative reaction to drugs or alcohol, without threat of university discipline. The only post-crisis requirement is to meet with one of the school counselors about how to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points                

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points              

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points            

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points                

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points             

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points         

                    

Drug education (20 of 20 points)

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points              

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points                

 

Opioid harm reduction (5 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points            

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? Yes - 5 points

 

Punitive measures (12.5 of 30 points)           

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points                   

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points  

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points

Sources

https://deanofstudents.ucsc.edu/interim_appendix_z.pdf

https://caps.ucsc.edu/counseling/aod/policies-laws.html

University of Chicago: D

The University of Chicago is a private institution in Chicago, IL with an enrollment of 6,552 students and was most recently graded in September 2019.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"All members of the University community are responsible for being familiar and complying with the requirements of federal and Illinois statutes and Chicago ordinances concerning the consumption, possession, and sale of alcohol and other drugs. The University expects each member of the community to be responsible for his or her own conduct and the consequences of that conduct.

The University recognizes both alcohol and drug abuse as potential health, safety, and security problems. The University expects faculty, students, and staff to assist in maintaining a University environment free from the effects of alcohol and other drugs.

The University prohibits all students and employees from the unlawful manufacture, possession, use, distribution, sale, or purchase of alcohol and other drugs on University premises or as part of any University activity, and from working under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs. The only exception to this provision applies to moderate consumption and/or possession of alcohol on University premises at approved functions (e.g., receptions) by those legally permitted to consume or distribute alcohol."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (0 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points                  

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points               

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points             

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points                    

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points         

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points         

Drug education (15 of 20 points)

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points              

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points                  

 

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points            

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points

 

Punitive measures (12.5 of 30 points)           

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points                   

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Able- can vote directly on school policy with approval from administration - 4 points         

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points

Sources

https://d3qi0qp55mx5f5.cloudfront.net/safety-security/uploads/files/SFS_Report_2019_Final_9.13.19.pdf?mtime=1568832069

University of Connecticut: B-

University of Connecticut is a public institution in Storrs, CT with an enrollment of 32,027 and was most recently graded in August 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"Alcohol Violations

Underage possession or use of alcohol with no aggravating factors: Warning, UConn Compass, Wellness and Prevention educational sanction
Underage possession or use of alcohol with aggravating factors (such as conduct history, amount of alcohol, other minor violations): University Probation, Removal from Housing, Wellness and Prevention educational sanction
Possession or use of an excessive amount of alcohol: University Probation, Wellness and Prevention educational sanction
Possession of a common source of alcohol: University Probation, Removal from Housing, Wellness and Prevention educational sanction
DUI/DWI: University Suspension
Procurement of alcohol for minors: University Suspension
Drug Violations

Possession and/or use of marijuana with no aggravating factors: Warning, UConn Compass, Wellness and Prevention educational sanction
Possession and/or use of marijuana with aggravating factors (such as conduct history, amount of marijuana, other minor violations): University Probation, Removal from Housing, Wellness and Prevention educational sanction
Possession and/or use of illegal drugs (such as heroin, cocaine, large amounts of marijuana) or of legal medication which is being used outside the parameters of a medical authorization: University Suspension
Intent to and/or sale, distribution of controlled substances and/or drugs: University Expulsion"

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (22.5 of 40 points)

Uconn does have a good Samaritan policy that applies to all drugs, given that there is not a large quantity of narcotics in the space.  The quantity of narcotics varies per which narcotic is in question.  

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (20 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (5 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Able- can vote directly on school policy with approval from administration - 4 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program but it is not free for students - 1 point        

Sources

http://community.uconn.edu/the-student-code-pdf/

University of Hawaii - West Oahu: F

University of Hawaii - West Oahu is a public institution in Kapolei, HI with an enrollment of 2,944 students and was most recently graded in August 2019.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

“Any student found to have committed (or to have attempted to commit) any of the following misconduct is subject to the disciplinary sanctions outlined in Article IV (of Student Code of Conduct)...

-Use, possession, manufacturing, distribution, or being under the influence of marijuana, heroin, narcotics, or other controlled substances (except as expressly permitted by state and federal law) while on any UH West O'ahu premises or at any UH West O'ahu sponsored event or ancillary site. Possession of drug paraphernalia is also prohibited on UH West O'ahu premises.

-Use, possession, manufacturing, distribution, or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages (except as expressly permitted by UH System Policies, state or federal law), or public intoxication while on any UH West O'ahu premises or at any UH West O'ahu sponsored event or ancillary site. Alcoholic beverages may not, in any circumstance, be used, possessed, or distributed to any person under twenty-one (21) years of age...”

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (10 of 40 points)

“UH West O`ahu does not have a medical amnesty policy, however, UH West O`ahu will assist students seeking help who may be in crisis or if their health and safety are at risk. With that said, keep in mind that UH West O`ahu will still hold students responsible if one or more of the provisions of the Student Code of Conduct is violated.”

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points                  

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points               

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points             

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points                    

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points          

                    

Drug education (0 of 20 points)  

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points  

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points                  

 

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points            

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points

 

Punitive measures (10 of 30 points)              

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? No, there is no eviction from campus housing - 10 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion?

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space?

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unable- can not make any decisions on campus policy - 0 points                  

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points

 

Sources

https://hawaii.edu/policy/?action=viewPolicy&policySection=ep&policyChapter=11&policyNumber=201

University of Houston - Main Campus: F

University of Houston - Main Campus is a public institution in Houston, Texas with an enrollment of 42,704 and was most recently graded in February 2017.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

The University policy prohibiting the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and/or alcohol on the campus and at University-sponsored events held off campus protects and supports the employees and students of the University of Houston.

Any student admitting to or proven to have violated the University of Houston’s policies and procedures regarding the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on campus or at university sponsored events will be subject to disciplinary action (up to and including expulsion), may be referred for prosecution, and may be requested to satisfactorily participate in a drug and alcohol assistance or rehabilitation program.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (0 of 40 points)

"The University policy prohibiting the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and/or alcohol on the campus and at University-sponsored events held off campus protects and supports the employees and students of the University of Houston.

Any student admitting to or proven to have violated the University of Houston’s policies and procedures regarding the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on campus or at university sponsored events will be subject to disciplinary action (up to and including expulsion), may be referred for prosecution, and may be requested to satisfactorily participate in a drug and alcohol assistance or rehabilitation program."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?         

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (5 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Able- can vote directly on school policy with approval from administration - 4 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

http://publications.uh.edu/content.php?catoid=23&navoid=8202#Residential_Halls_Policy
http://publications.uh.edu/content.php?catoid=23&navoid=8187

University of Illinois at Chicago: D-

University of Illinois at Chicago is a public institution in Chicago, IL with an enrollment of 29,000 students and was most recently graded in December 2018.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

 “The University of Illinois at Chicago is committed to maintaining a drug- and alcohol-free environment for its students and employees in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. No one under the age of 21 may possess, sell, or consume alcoholic beverages on any property under UIC’s control, including campus housing. Persons of legal drinking age—21 years or older—may possess or consume alcoholic beverages only in areas or at functions specifically designated or approved for such use.

The unlawful or unauthorized possession, use, distribution, dispensation, sale, or manufacture of controlled substances or alcohol is prohibited on University property or as part of any University activity. Students or employees who violate this policy may be disciplined in accordance with University policies, statutes, rules, and regulations up to and including dismissal and referral for criminal prosecution.

The University may contact the parents of students under the age of 21 for violations of the student disciplinary policy” (UIC Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy and Resource Guide, 4).

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (15 of 40 points)

There is no apparent medical amnesty policy. The UIC drug policy resource guide states that their goal in protecting the community’s health is to maintain a drug-free environment, maintaining this goal by practicing and promoting “the Drug-Free Work place Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 by annually producing and distributing this Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy” (UIC Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy and Resource Guide, 2).

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points                  

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points               

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points             

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points                    

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points             

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points         

                    

Drug education (0 of 20 points)  

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based?               

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students?                  

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs?

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points                  

 

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points            

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points

 

Punitive measures (0 of 30 points)                

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances?             

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Able- can vote directly on school policy with approval from administration - 4 points         

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points

 

Sources

http://policies.uic.edu/uic-policy-library/student-affairs/policy-regarding-alcohol-drug-use-students-employees/

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JKer4sjaJCBP6_ebFupKHoWCRsvPXQr5jJu8weg9oyk/edit?usp=sharing

http://wellnesscenter.uic.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/100/2018/08/AOD_62618.pdf

https://pharmacy.uic.edu/departments/pharmacy-practice/centers-and-sections/drug-information-group

http://counseling.uic.edu/services/outreach-services-and-programs/

http://housing.uic.edu/handbook/resident-conduct/

https://today.uic.edu/reducing-deaths-from-opioid-overdoses

https://today.uic.edu/reducing-deaths-from-opioid-overdoses-in-illinois

http://housing.uic.edu/workwithus/jobs/ra/

https://www.facebook.com/pg/UICUSG/about/?ref=page_internal

http://transportation.uic.edu/night-ride/

University of Illinois at Springfield: F

University of Illinois at Springfield is a public institution in Springfield, IL with an enrollment of 5,500 students and was most recently graded in September 2018

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"Possession or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol will be reported to the Campus Police Department. Campus disciplinary sanctions for possession or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol in violation of this policy shall be:

By employees, either suspension without pay or termination;

By students, suspension or expulsion.

Campus sanctions for the use of illicit drugs or alcohol in violation of this policy shall normally be:

By employees, a written reprimand to the personnel file for a first offense, a suspension and required program of treatment for a second offense, termination for a third offense;

By students, a warning and required counseling for a first offense, probation and required treatment for a second offense, expulsion with the required completion of a rehabilitation program prior to readmission for a third offense.

Circumstances which endanger the health or safety of others or in which damage to property occurs may warrant that a more severe sanction be imposed."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (0 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points                  

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points               

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points             

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points                    

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points         

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points                          

Drug education (0 of 20 points)  

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points  

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points                  

 

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points            

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points

 

Punitive measures (12.5 of 30 points)           

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? No, there are not any academic sanctions - 5 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points                   

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Very able- can vote directly on school policy - 5 points

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points

 

Sources

https://uisprairiestars.com/documents/2017/9/27/S_A_Handbook_17_18.pdf

https://www.uis.edu/sga/constitution-and-rules/

https://www.uis.edu/humanresources/wp-content/uploads/sites/92/2013/04/alcohol_drugs.pdf

https://www.uis.edu/academicstaffhandbook/university-policies/alcoholic_beverages_policy/

https://www.uis.edu/academicstaffhandbook/university-policies/policy__program_for_drug_prevention/

https://www.uis.edu/residencelife/wp-content/uploads/sites/134/2015/03/Community-Handbook-Fall-2015.pdf

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: D+

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a public institution in Urbana-Champaign, IL with an enrollment of 40,000 students and was most recently graded in October 2019.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"Violations of the University’s policy on drugs by a University student raises the question of a student’s fitness to continue at the University of Illinois.

Drugs include controlled substances, alcohol, and substances that may be detrimental to health, even though not subject to state and federal laws.

The illegal possession or use of drugs or drug paraphernalia is prohibited. While the use of medical marijuana has been legalized in the state of Illinois, the possession or use of prescribed medical marijuana is prohibited on campus property."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (22.5 of 40 points)

"When a student requires emergency evaluation and/or treatment at a medical facility and receives immediate assistance, the university will not pursue disciplinary action against that student for their personal substance use in this incident, absent exceptional circumstances.* The student may be required to complete an alcohol assessment and/or education program at a later time, but this is not considered a disciplinary response. Please note that the student may still be responsible for financial costs associated with the immediate medical response and subsequent treatment or counseling."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points                

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points              

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points            

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points                

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points             

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points         

                    

Drug education (5 of 20 points)  

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points  

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points                

 

Opioid harm reduction (5 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points            

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? Yes - 5 points

 

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)             

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points                   

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points  

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points

Sources

University of Maryland College Park: B

University of Maryland College Park is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"Violation of these rules, in all likelihood, will result in immediate housing termination and suspension/expulsion from the University. In cases in which the respondent is not deemed to be an immediate threat to the campus community, an alternate sanction of suspension withheld in conjunction with a six week substance abuse program and random drug testing (at the individual's expense) may be granted. This will still include housing termination, however. Additionally, adjudication reports are routinely forwarded to the University of Maryland Police Department when students are found to be responsible in drug cases."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (32.5 of 40 points)

"If you are worried about a friend who has been drinking or using drugs, seek assistance! Don't doubt whether you should call for help because of uncertainty about your friend's situation or concern about getting yourself in trouble for underage drinking or illegal drug use. The University has a policy which provides relief from disciplinary action if a student under the influence of alcohol or drugs on campus either calls for medical assistance for a friend or for one's self."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (20 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (15 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? No, there is no eviction from campus housing - 10 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Able- can vote directly on school policy with approval from administration - 4 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://reslife.umd.edu/announcements/promotingresponsibleaction/
http://www.health.umd.edu/healthpromotion/alcoholtobacco/alcohol/programs
http://reslife.umd.edu/employment/ra/eligibility/
http://smokefree.umd.edu/
http://www.transportation.umd.edu/niteride.html


University of Maryland University Park: B

University of Maryland University Park is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"Violation of these rules, in all likelihood, will result in immediate housing termination and suspension/expulsion from the University. In cases in which the respondent is not deemed to be an immediate threat to the campus community, an alternate sanction of suspension withheld in conjunction with a six week substance abuse program and random drug testing (at the individual's expense) may be granted. This will still include housing termination, however. Additionally, adjudication reports are routinely forwarded to the University of Maryland Police Department when students are found to be responsible in drug cases."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (32.5 of 40 points)

"Policy
A student in possession or under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs who summons medical emergency assistance for him/herself or on behalf of a fellow student experiencing a medical emergency will not face disciplinary charges under the Code of Student Conduct or Residence Hall Rules for the possession or use of alcohol and/or drugs, with the exception of the exclusions noted below. In lieu of disciplinary charges and as a condition of such relief, students handled under this policy will usually be required to be evaluated by the University Health Center (UHC) staff and successfully complete an approved alcohol and/or drug intervention program.

This policy also extends to the student for whom medical emergency assistance has been summoned. A “summons” for medical emergency assistance is deemed to be contacting police, University staff or other officials designated emergency medical providers.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (20 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (15 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? No, there is no eviction from campus housing - 10 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Able- can vote directly on school policy with approval from administration - 4 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://reslife.umd.edu/announcements/promotingresponsibleaction/
http://www.health.umd.edu/healthpromotion/alcoholtobacco/alcohol/programs
http://reslife.umd.edu/employment/ra/eligibility/
http://smokefree.umd.edu/
http://www.transportation.umd.edu/niteride.html


University of Massachusetts Amherst: B-

University of Massachusetts Amherst is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (30 of 40 points)

"If you seek help for someone under the influence of alcohol or drugs who needs medical attention, neither you nor that person will be charged with a Code of Student Conduct or Residence Hall Community Standards violation."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (15 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (5 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? Yes - 5 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/community/off-campus/party-tips/minutes-matter
https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/health-safety/chp/recovery
https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/health-safety/chp/peer-health-education
https://www.umass.edu/sga/organization
http://www.umass.edu/tobaccofree/tobacco-free-umass-amherst


University of Massachusetts Boston: F

University of Massachusetts Boston is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (5 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs?

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://www.umb.edu/life_on_campus/policies/community
https://www.umb.edu/editor_uploads/images/life_on_campus/Code_of_Conduct_5-14-14.pdf
https://www.umb.edu/life_on_campus/tobaccofree
https://www.umb.edu/healthservices/opioid_overdose_resources


University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (U of M): C-

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (U of M) is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (5 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (20 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (12.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://policy.umn.edu/operations/drugfree
http://safe-u.umn.edu/alcohol-emergencies.html
http://www.bhs.umn.edu/peer-health-promotion/gopher-chauffeur.htm
http://www.bhs.umn.edu/peer-health-promotion/index.htm
Personal & anecdotal evidence for RA procedures and behavior

University of North Carolina at Charlotte: C

University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a public institution in Charlotte, NC with an enrollment of 29,000 students and was most recently graded in June 2018.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

You go in front of the Housing Office or the Dean of Students Office and work with them for your punishment. Fees and a drug education program (BASICS) could be among the penalties.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (30 of 40 points)

As long as you meet the one of the following criteria you are qualified for medical amnesty:

"-students who seek assistance from emergency personnel or University officials on their own behalf;

-students who seek assistance from emergency personnel or University officials on behalf of another person(s) and who remain present until emergency personnel or University officials arrive;

-students who had assistance from emergency personnel or University officials sought on their behalf;

-organizations in which a representative(s) seeks assistance from emergency personnel or University officials on behalf of another person(s) and who remains present until emergency personnel or University officials arrive;

-students who are alleged victims of a crime (including, but not limited to, sexual misconduct, relationship violence, stalking, assault, theft, or vandalism) and may have simultaneously violated University policy regarding the possession, consumption, or use of alcohol and/or drugs."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points                

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points              

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points            

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points                

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points         

                    

Drug education (15 of 20 points)

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points              

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points                  

 

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points            

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points

 

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)             

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points                   

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points  

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points

 

Sources

https://wellness.uncc.edu/student-wellness/alcohol-and-drug-sanctions

https://sga.uncc.edu/home

University of North Florida: D+

University of North Florida was most recently graded in September 2020.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (27.5 of 40 points)

To encourage students to seek help in emergencies without fear of repercussions for themselves or their friends, the implementation committee will review disciplinary policies for intoxicated students who require medical attention and the students who summon it.

“"If medical attention is required, students should immediately contact professional medical personnel (9-1-1). A student who seeks emergency assistance on behalf of him- or her- self, another student, or a friend experiencing an alcohol and/or other drug related emergency, along with the individual in distress, will not be subject to disciplinary action under the UNF Student Conduct Code, as explained below. Students may be asked to participate in an educational meeting. "

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points         

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this schools drug education program is not evidence based and/or it is not made readily available to students - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidenced-based and/or incorporated into RA training - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely - can send an unofficial document to the administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://www.wokv.com/news/local/may-require-all-police-carry-narcan-combat-opioid-crisis/5VXhSR2NYe4MyIin8qQyFO/

https://www.unf.edu/conduct/Medical_Amnesty_Program.aspx

https://www.unf.edu/president/policies_regulations/14-Miscellaneous/14_0060P.aspx

https://www.unf.edu/catalog/policies/alcohol_and_other_drugs/

https://static.unfospreys.com/custompages/PDF/drugtesting.pdf

University of Pennsylvania: B

University of Pennsylvania was most recently graded in August 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (35 of 40 points)

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (20 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Able- can vote directly on school policy with approval from administration - 4 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/alcohol/amnesty.php
http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/alcohol/ecstasy.php
http://www.health.pa.gov/My%20Health/School%20Health/Pages/Narcan-Program-in-Schools.aspx#.V6-zSTkrIzY
http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/alcohol/policy2.php
http://www.pennstudgov.com/projects/transparency/
https://penncurrent.upenn.edu/2015-08-20/features/frequently-asked-questions-about-penns-tobacco-less-culture

University of Pittsburgh: B

University of Pittsburgh is a public institution in Pittsburgh, PA with an enrollment of 34,934 students and was most recently graded in October 2017.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"The University of Pittsburgh enforces all state and local laws regarding the possession, use, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages, including those prohibiting underage drinking, and local laws prohibiting an open container of alcohol in public. The University also enforces all state and federal laws concerning illegal drugs. Anyone who is apprehended by the Pitt police in possession of, using, or selling illegal drugs is subject to arrest. If a University student commits the offense, the Pitt police will also refer the individual to the Office of Student Conduct, where the student could face sanctions up to and including dismissal from the University."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (32.5 of 40 points)

"In situations where a Student or Student Organization follows the Medical Amnesty procedure below, the University of Pittsburgh will treat the situation as a health and safety matter; meaning neither the Student(s) calling, nor the Student(s) experiencing an alcohol or other drug emergency will be charged with violating any University of Pittsburgh alcohol and other drugs policy. In situations where a non-student calls on behalf of a Student, or a Student calls on behalf of a non-student, Medical Amnesty will also apply."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points                

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points              

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points            

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points         

                    

Drug education (15 of 20 points)

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points              

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points                  

 

Opioid harm reduction (10 of 10 points)  

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? Yes - 5 points           

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? Yes - 5 points

 

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)             

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points                   

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points  

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points

 

Sources

http://www.studentaffairs.pitt.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2017_Code_of_Conduct_Clean.pdf

University of Southern California: D

University of Southern California  was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (22.5 of 40 points)

In practice, the university has long granted amnesty for alcohol or substance consumption violations to those students who report misconduct, those who seek help for themselves or others, or those who are intoxicated and in need of assistance.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://transnet.usc.edu/index.php/bus-map-schedules/
https://policy.usc.edu/smoke-free/
https://policy.usc.edu/student/scampus/part-f/
https://policy.usc.edu/drug-free/
https://studentaffairs.usc.edu/students-have-amnesty-when-reporting-misconduct-or-seeking-help-2/
http://usg.usc.edu/about/advocacy/

University of Southern Maine: B-

University of Southern Maine is a public institution in Portland, ME with an enrollment of 7855 students and was most recently graded in October 2019.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

The following behaviors are a violation of law and/or University Policy:

Illegally possessing, using, manufacturing, dispensing or selling drugs

Intentionally or recklessly inhaling or ingesting substances (e.g., nitrous oxide, glue, paint, etc.) that will alter a person’s mental state

Misuse of legal prescription drugs, using someone else’s prescription drugs, or the distribution or sale of prescription drugs

Possessing drug paraphernalia containing illegal drug residue, including but not limited to bongs or glass pipes

Exhibiting signs of being under the influence of illegal drugs (such as smell of having used marijuana, bloodshot eyes, vomiting, difficulty standing, agitation, etc.) anywhere on campus or at a University sponsored activity off-campus, regardless of where the consumption occurred

Federal law and the Drug Free Schools and Workplace Acts make possession and use of marijuana on-campus illegal, even in states with medical marijuana laws. Thus, the University of Maine System does not permit medical use or possession of marijuana anywhere on campus. Furthermore, students who are under the influence of medical marijuana or in possession of marijuana for medical reasons are not exempt from normal conduct and job performance standards. Although the use or possession of medical marijuana is not permitted on-campus, students on the medical marijuana registry may make a request for other reasonable accommodations with the Disability Services Center.

It is a violation of law to do any of the following (provided as a general summary of the major applicable laws):

Purchase, order, pay for, or share the cost of alcoholic beverages if you are under 21 Possess alcohol if you are under 21

Consume alcohol if you are under 21, except in a home in the presence of your parent, guardian or custodian Transport alcohol if you are under 21

Sell alcohol to, buy alcohol for, or furnish alcohol to anyone under 21

Allow anyone under 21 who possesses or is consuming alcohol to remain in your home or in other property that you own or occupy.

Show or give false information about your name, age, or other identification to purchase or obtain alcohol

Have an open container of alcohol in your possession in any unlicensed public place

Have an open container of alcohol in your possession while driving or riding in a motor vehicle Operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other drugs

Knowingly obtaining, possessing, using, or distributing a controlled substance

Any student or guest found to be in violation of local, state, and/or federal law, or who violates the University’s guidelines contained herein, will be subject to the UMS Student Conduct Code Process and/or referral to the appropriate authorities for legal action. Student-athletes are also subject to the USM Student-Athlete Code of Conduct.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (20 of 40 points)

"Use of alcohol and other drugs can create life-threatening situations that require an immediate response from emergency services personnel. In all instances, the main concern of USM is that those in need receive prompt medical attention.

USM cannot guarantee absolute immunity from sanctions associated with violations of the Student Conduct Code. However, efforts may be made to mitigate sanctions under the University of Maine System (UMS) Student Conduct Code associated with alcohol and other drug offenses for “Good Samaritans.” Sanction mitigation may be considered for any “Good Samaritan” who actively sought medical attention at the time of the incident for themselves or others."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points                

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points              

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points            

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy?                   

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy?

                    

Drug education (15 of 20 points)

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points              

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training?          

 

Opioid harm reduction (10 of 10 points)  

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? Yes - 5 points           

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? Yes - 5 points

 

Punitive measures (12.5 of 30 points)           

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points                   

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points              

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points

Sources

https://usm.maine.edu/community-standards-mediation/university-policies

https://usm.maine.edu/residential-life/residence-hall-policies

https://usm.maine.edu/uhcs/substance-misuse-and-prevention

https://usm.maine.edu/maps-parking-transportation/metro-husky-line

https://usm.maine.edu/sites/default/files/sga/46thStudentSenateConstitution.pdf


University of Texas at Arlington: D+

University of Texas at Arlington is a public institution in Arlington with an enrollment of 39,000 students and was most recently graded in December 2018.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"Illegal use, manufacture, possession, sale, or distribution of any substance that is a controlled substance under federal or state law or regulation, or the possession and/or use of paraphernalia associated with a controlled substance, or the use of any substance (e.g., nitrous oxide, glue, paint, etc.) in a manner other than prescribed or directed with the intent to alter a student's mental state;

If a student is found responsible for the illegal use, possession, and/or sale of a drug or narcotic on campus, the minimum sanction assessed shall be suspension from the institution for a specified period of time and/or suspension of rights and privileges.

Unauthorized use or possession of any intoxicating beverage including, but not limited to, minor in possession, minor in the presence, public intoxication, allowing minors access, or any violation of alcohol policy;

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (22.5 of 40 points)

"The University, in support of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission amnesty policy, affords amnesty to a minor seeking aid in a medical emergency if the minor (1) requested emergency medical assistance in response to the possible alcohol overdose of the minor or another person; (2) was the first person to make a request for medical assistance under Subdivision (1); and (3) if the minor requested emergency medical assistance for the possible alcohol overdose of another person: (A) remained on the scene until the medical assistance arrived; and (B) cooperated with medical assistance and law enforcement personnel."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points                  

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points               

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points             

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points                

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points             

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points         

                    

Drug education (0 of 20 points)  

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points  

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points                  

 

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points            

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points

 

Punitive measures (12.5 of 30 points)           

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points                   

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points  

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points

Sources

www.uta.edu/policy/hop/9 https://www.uta.edu/housing/_downloads/Terms%20and%20Conditions%20for%20Residence%20Hall%20Contract%20-%202017-2018.pdf www.uta.edu/policy/procedure/3-42

University of Texas Austin: D+

University of Texas Austin is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (27.5 of 40 points)

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? Yes, they do - 5 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://sites.utexas.edu/tobaccofree/
https://parking.utexas.edu/transportation/shuttle/
https://www.healthyhorns.utexas.edu/amnesty.html
https://www.utsystem.edu/board-of-regents/policy-library/policies/uts102-drugs-and-alcohol-policy
https://www.policies.utexas.edu/policies/manufacture-sale-possession-distribution-or-use-alcohol-or-illegal-drugs http://www.dailytexanonline.com/2016/04/06/ut-system-extends-medical-amnesty-policy-to-include-drug-overdose

University of Texas Permian Basin: F

University of Texas Permian Basin is a public institution in Odessa, TX with an enrollment of 7,628 students and was most recently graded in September 2018.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

Zero tolerance

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (0 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs?          

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges?  

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges?                     

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy?

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used?  

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated?           

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy?                   

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy?

                    

Drug education (0 of 20 points)  

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points  

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points                 

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points                  

 

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)         

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points            

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points

 

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)             

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points         

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points                   

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points

 

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points              

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points

Sources

University of Washington: D-

University of Washington is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (0 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (10 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://www.hfs.washington.edu/housing/Default.aspx?id=241#gsc.tab=0
http://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/APS/13.07.html
http://hr.uw.edu/worklife/uw-carelink/?redirect=


University of Wisconsin: C+

University of Wisconsin is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (30 of 40 points)

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (5 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (10 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? Yes - 5 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://uwpd.wisc.edu/staying-safe/drug-and-alcohol-education/
http://www.uhs.wisc.edu/services/counseling/how-we-can-help/alcohol-and-other-drug-assessment.shtml
https://www.students.wisc.edu/alcoholinfo/resp_action_guide.html
http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/education/university/uw-campus-walgreens-to-dispense-heroin-antidote-naloxone/article_ae6cd465-075b-5896-9fc5-f65910dce026.html
https://www.students.wisc.edu/alcoholinfo/housing.html
http://transportation.wisc.edu/transportation/safeservices.aspx


Virginia Tech: F

Virginia Tech is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (7.5 of 40 points)

"In some cases disciplinary sanctions may be reduced or not imposed."        The policy doesn't shield anyone but "In some cases disciplinary sanctions may be reduced or not imposed."        Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim- 0 points.        Yes, there are  disciplinary charges handed down to either the victim, the caller, or both, but they're under discretion of a school administrator.- 2.5 points.        Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points.        Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances- 2.5 points.        Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances- 2.5 points

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement may be notified under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

        

Drug education (5 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? Yes, they can - 0 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://www.hokiehandbook.vt.edu/codeofconduct/
https://www.hokiewellness.vt.edu/archive/Home/Resources/index.html
https://www.hokiewellness.vt.edu/archive/Education_classes/index.html
http://www.sga.vt.edu/about-us/
http://police.vt.edu/vtpd-services/safe-ride.html
http://www.housing.vt.edu/leadershipopportunities/ra/eligibility_benefits_requirements.html


Walden University: F

Walden University was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (0 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

http://catalog.waldenu.edu/content.php?catoid=41&navoid=5129
http://catalog.waldenu.edu/content.php?catoid=84&navoid=17925
https://www.waldenu.edu/~/media/Files/WAL/hosted/alcohol-drug-abuse-prevention-program-student


Wesleyan University: D

Wesleyan University was most recently graded in August 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (15 of 40 points)

The Medical Amnesty Good Samaritan Policy was implemented to remove any fear or hesitation students may have about contacting a Residential Assistant, calling a Department of Public Safety Officer, or calling 911 while under the influence of alcohol or another substance.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? No, the policy does not shield the caller or the bystanders and only shield the victim of the medical emergency - 0 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are notified, but only under certain circumstances - 2.5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (5 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://www.wesleyan.edu/weswell/resources/Alcohol%20and%20Other%20Drugs.html
http://wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/wellbeing/aod/wes_aod_resources.html
http://www.wesleyan.edu/publicsafety/drug_and_alcohol_policy.html
http://www.wesleyan.edu/transportation/ride.html

West Chester University: C+

West Chester University is a public institution with an enrollment of 17,000 people in West Chester, PA and was most recently graded in April 2021

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (35 of 40 points)

Summary of the Medical Amnesty policy, copied directly from the West Chester University Code of Conduct:

Medical Amnesty:

West Chester University’s priority is for the safety and well-being of WCU students. The WCU Medical Amnesty policy has been instituted to encourage students and bystanders to seek emergency medical assistance in situations that are possibly life-threatening due to alcohol or drug use, without fear of conduct violations for alcohol and drug use. In order for the bystander and student needing assistance to receive medical amnesty from the University, the bystander seeking assistance must:

a. Call 911, Public Safety, Police, Emergency Services, or otherwise contact an other Authorized University Representative based on a reasonable belief that someone, including themselves, is in need of immediate medical assistance;

b. Reasonably believe that they were the first person to make the 911 call or a call to Public Safety, Police, Emergency Services, or otherwise contact an other Authorized University Representative and reported that a person needed immediate medical assistance;

c. Provide their own name to the 911 operator, Public Safety, Police Emergency Officer, University Staff or other Authorized University Representative;

d. Remain with the person needing medical assistance until emergency health care providers have arrived and taken care of the person in need of medical assistance; and

e. Comply with post event educational/counseling objectives issued by the Office of Wellness Promotion and/or the Office of Student Conduct.

Students should keep in mind that medical amnesty is not intended to shield or pro- tect students from other violations of the Student Code of Conduct related to the incident, or protect students who repeatedly violate the Student Code of Conduct. Additionally, the University strongly encourages students to report incidents of sexual misconduct. A witness to or individual who experiences sexual misconduct, acting in good faith, who discloses any incident of sexual misconduct to University officials or law enforcement will not be sanctioned under the University’s Code of Conduct for violations of alcohol and/or drug use policies occurring at or near the time of incident(s) of sexual misconduct.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0 points

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (10 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? Yes - 5 points        

Punitive measures (2.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is no safe ride program - 0 points        

Sources

https://www.wcupa.edu/_services/conduct/documents/studentCodeofConduct.pdf


West Virginia University: C

West Virginia University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

Summary of alcohol and other drug policies

"6.2 Specific Acts.
A student and, to the extent applicable, any student organization that commits any of the following acts is subject to sanction by the University:
b) Prohibited drug related conduct. “Prohibited drug related conduct” means (1) possessing; (2) manufacturing; (3) producing; (4) distributing; (5) selling; (6) possessing with the intent to distribute or sell; or (7) being under the influence of any illicit drug, synthetic drug, or other controlled substance. It also means (8) using any prescribed drug in a manner inconsistent with the prescription; (9) driving or operating a vehicle while under the influence of any illicit drug, synthetic drug, or other controlled substance; or (10) intentionally or recklessly inhaling, ingesting, or using in any manner inconsistent with its purpose any chemical, liquid, substance or other compound.
c) Prohibited alcohol related conduct. “Prohibited alcohol related conduct” means violating West Virginia University Board of Governors Policy 18 or being a student (1) under the age of twenty-one, who consumes or possesses alcohol; (2) who gives alcohol to a person under the age of twenty-one; (3) who drives or operates a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol; (4) who is in public or on University premises in an intoxicated condition; or (5) who possess an open container of alcohol, regardless of their age, in or on any public sidewalk, street, or other place."

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (32.5 of 40 points)

"Any student or student organization who, in good faith and in a timely manner, seeks
emergency medical assistance for a person who reasonably appears to be experiencing an
overdose from alcohol or drugs may not be held responsible for a violation of prohibited
alcohol or drug related conduct."

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? No, there are no restrictions whatsoever - 5 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (5 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? Yes - 5 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://campuslife.wvu.edu/r/download/220286
http://well.wvu.edu/alcohol_drug_ed
http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/n/2015/12/04/wvu-assists-law-enforcement-agencies-with-overdose-drug-project
http://campuslife.wvu.edu/r/download/180235
http://housing.wvu.edu/employment/undergraduate-residence-hall-assistant
http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/n/2013/06/27/wvu-main-campus-to-go-tobacco-free-july-1
http://www.dubvsaferide.com/


Western Governors University: F

Western Governors University was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (0 of 40 points)

This school does not protect its students with a medical amnesty policy.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? No - 0 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges?         

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? No, they are neither easily accessible nor clearly stated - 0 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (0 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not made readily available to students, or both - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? No, this school's drug education program is not evidence-based OR it is not part of training for RAs, or both - 0 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? No - 0 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Unlikely- can send an unofficial document to administration signifying desire for change in policy - 2 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

https://cm.wgu.edu/t5/tkb/articleprintpage/tkb-id/student-rights/article-id/3
http://www.wgu.edu/admissions/requirements


Western Kentucky University : C

Western Kentucky University is a public institution and was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (12.5 of 40 points)

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 0        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Somewhat, they are easily accessible but not clearly stated, or the reverse - 2.5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, parents are automatically notified - 0 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, law enforcement is notified - 0 points        

        

Drug education (20 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? Yes, this school's program is non-abstinence based - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Neutral/Possible- can vote on a resolution signifying desire for change in policy - 3 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is no tobacco ban - 1 point

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://www.wku.edu/policies/docs/153.pdf, http://www.wku.edu/sga/, http://www.wku.edu/sga/saferide/, https://www.wku.edu/housing/employment/resident_assistant.php, https://www.wku.edu/handbook/wkualcoholanddrug.php, https://www.wku.edu/studentconduct/res_hilltopper.php


Yale University: C

Yale University was most recently graded in August 2016.

School policy grade details

Good Samaritan policy (25 of 40 points)

To encourage students to seek help in emergencies without fear of repercussions for themselves or their friends, the implementation committee will review disciplinary policies for intoxicated students who require medical attention and the students who summon it.

Does the Good Samaritan policy apply to alcohol and other drugs? No - 0 points        

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the victim from disciplinary charges? Yes - 5 points         

Does the Good Samaritan policy shield the caller and/or bystanders from disciplinary charges? Yes, the policy shields both the caller and any bystanders - 5 points        

Are there frequency restrictions associated with the Good Samaritan policy? Yes, there are frequency restrictions for both the caller and the victim - 0 points

Does the school take disciplinary actions when the policy is used? 2.5        

Is the Good Samaritan policy easily accessible and clearly stated? Yes, they are both easily accessible and clearly stated - 5 points        

Are parents notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, parents are not notified - 5 points        

Is law enforcement notified when a student uses or is protected by the Good Samaritan policy? No, law enforcement is not notified - 5 points        

        

Drug education (15 of 20 points)        

Is this school's drug education program non-abstinence based? No, this school's program is abstinence based - 0 points        

Is this school's drug education program evidence-based and made readily available to students? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and made readily available to students - 5 points        

Is this school's drug education evidence-based and included in training for RAs? Yes, this school's drug education program is evidenced-based and incorporated into RA training - 5 points

Does this school offer peer-based drug education and/or training? Yes - 5 points        

Opioid harm reduction (0 of 10 points)        

Do the public safety officers on this campus carry Naloxone? No - 0 points        

Does the Student Health Center make Naloxone available for students? No - 0 points        

Punitive measures (7.5 of 30 points)        

Are there academic sanctions for being caught in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, there academic sanctions of some kind - 0 points        

Can students be evicted from student/campus housing for being found to be in possession of scheduled substances? Yes, students MAY BE evicted based on certain criteria - 2.5 points        

Do Resident Advisors have notification discretion? No, RAs must immediately contact law enforcement or other Resident Advisors upon awareness of a policy breach - 0 points

Can Resident Advisors check students' bags and/or search a student's property or living space? No, they can not - 5 points        

Other policies

Is Student Government able to make direct policy change? Able- can vote directly on school policy with approval from administration - 4 points        

Is there a campus tobacco ban? There is a tobacco ban - 0 points

Is there a safe ride program? There is a safe ride program and it is free for students - 2 points        

Sources

http://aod.yalecollege.yale.edu/faq-categories/aric-faq
http://aod.yalecollege.yale.edu/aod-facts-research
http://cira.yale.edu/publications/expanded-access-naloxone-options-critical-response-epidemic-opioid-overdose-mortality
http://tobaccofree.yale.edu/
http://your.yale.edu/publicsafety-yale-edu/security/nighttime-shuttle-safe-rides-walking-escort-service


[1] Student Handbook: Section XX, https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/current-students/academic-affairs/student-handbook/section-xx.

[2] Id.

[3] https://www.iit.edu/shwc/emergency-resources/alcohol-and-other-drugs.

[4] ARTICLE VI: §6-5(a).

[5] ARTICLE VI: § 6-5(a)(1)-(7).

[6] ARTICLE V: §5-5

[7] ARTICLE VI: § 6-5(b).

[8] ARTICLE VI: § 6-6.

[9] ARTICLE V: § 5-5(c)

[10] ARTICLE II: § 2-2  

[11] ARTICLE II: § 2-2(f)

[12] ARTICLE X: § 10-5(a)-(b).

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