Responsible Action Protocol

Persons in Need of Medical Attention

When the health or safety of another member of the SXU community or one of its guests is at-risk, students are expected and encouraged to seek immediate assistance by calling 911 or contacting SXU Public Safety.

In such situations, students who:

  1. Call emergency or University officials on behalf of an impaired, ill, or injured individual, or themselves; and
  2. Remain with the individual(s) needing emergency treatment; and
  3. Cooperate with emergency responders, University officials, and/or local law enforcement may be exempt from incurring a student conduct record through the Office of the Dean of Students for violations of the University alcohol or drug policy.

However, students involved may be required to attend a student conduct hearing and may be required to complete educational outcomes as a result of the incident.

This protocol does not protect against repeated, flagrant, or serious violations of the Student Code of Conduct, including physical or sexual assault, violence, hazing, harassment, theft, or vandalism.

Victims of a Crime

Additionally, the University will not pursue conduct charges against a student who is the victim of a violent crime and/or sexual assault, or a witness to such an incident, for his or her improper use of alcohol or drugs at the time of the incident. A student who is a victim of a violent crime or sexual assault is entitled to University and community assistance and encouraged to seek help. See the Sexual Assault Section of the Student Handbook for more information.

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