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USI Medical Amnesty Policy

The University recognizes the Senate Enrolled Act amendment to the Indiana Code. This says when a student is intoxicated or under the influence of drugs/controlled substances and seeks medical assistance, they may be granted amnesty from formal disciplinary action by the University for violating alcoholic beverage or drug /controlled substance policies.

Upon receiving a report that a student needs medical assistance, University personnel will respond and officials will use standard procedures for documenting and collecting information for all parties involved. Conduct charges will be deferred and will be dismissed upon successful completion of an approved alcoholic beverage or drug /controlled substance intervention program, leaving the student with no reportable disciplinary record. Failure to successfully complete an approved alcoholic beverage or drug /controlled substance intervention program, as required, will result in the processing of charges and may result in more severe sanctions. 

  • If you are under the influence and seek emergency medical assistance for a friend, you may be granted amnesty from some disciplinary sanctions by the University.
  • You may still have to complete an educational program or meet with someone to discuss safe decision-making.
  • Make the call to save a life. Contact Public Safety 812-492-7777.

Alcohol Emergency Signs and Symptoms

The signs of alcohol poisoning include:

  • The person cannot be woken up.
  • Their skin is cold, clammy, or bluish in color.
  • Their breathing is slow or irregular.
  • They have vomited while passed out.

Other drug overdoses:

All drugs pose the risk for overdose. Some of the symptoms you might see are:

  • Changes in body temperature
  • Sleepiness
  • Confusion
  • Passing out/coma
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea

What To Do

  • Call Public Safety 812-492-7777 
  • Place the person on their side
  • Don't leave the person alone