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The College has adopted this policy in order to ensure that students receive prompt and appropriate attention for alcohol intoxication or drug impairment and to remove barriers that prevent students from seeking needed assistance. If a student is involved with contacting Campus Safety or any other College office for assistance with an intoxicated or impaired student, neither the student seeking assistance nor the student in need of assistance will be charged with violation of the College's policy on alcohol and other drugs. At its discretion, the College may choose to pursue educational interventions for such policy violations and may undertake other actions needed to protect the welfare of the campus community.
In addition, the College recognizes that an individual who has been drinking or using drugs at the time of an incident of sexual misconduct may be hesitant to make a report because of potential disciplinary consequences. An individual who reports sexual misconduct will not be subject to disciplinary action by the College for personal consumption of alcohol or drugs at or near the time of the incident, provided that any such violations did not/do not endanger the health or well-being of any other individual. The College may, however, initiate an educational discussion or pursue other educational remedies regarding alcohol or other drugs.