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Good Samaritans Statement

About This Policy

Effective Date Supersedes N/A Issuing Authority Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs Responsible Officer Director of Community Standards and Compliance



Health and Safety-Related Emergencies Related to Alcohol and Other Substances: Considerations for Self Reporting and Good Samaritans


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.

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  1. Dates of official enactment and amendments: Aug 9, 2016
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