The welfare of students is of the highest importance to Loyola Marymount University. Students who are under the influence of a controlled substance at a level requiring medical attention, or the friends of such students, should always seek appropriate assistance from Public Safety, Residential Life Staff, EMTs, Student Health Services, or any local emergency services. In such situations, students who either report a peer or self-report a high level of intoxication or being under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or illegal drugs and request medical assistance, Loyola Marymount University will support this behavior by mitigating the resulting disciplinary actions.
Assisting students who report Title IX Sexual Harassment and/or sexual or interpersonal misconduct is of paramount importance to the University. In order to facilitate reporting, the University may choose not to charge students who report sexual or interpersonal misconduct or any material witnesses with Student Conduct Code violations for certain behavior that otherwise would be considered violations (e.g. underage consumption of alcohol and/or use of marijuana or other illegal drugs).
In situations where a student self-reports a high level of intoxication or being under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or illegal drugs and requests medical assistance, LMU will support this self-reporting behavior by mitigating the resulting disciplinary actions. The student will be referred to an educational program in an effort to learn and grow from the situation and the University may elect not to levy sanctions for certain Student Conduct Code violations.
The purpose of the Good Samaritan policy is to encourage students and third parties to promptly notify the appropriate staff and local emergency services in the event of such need. While the University reserves the right to refuse to grant amnesty to reporters under certain extenuating circumstances, students requesting assistance on behalf of a student who is intoxicated or under the influence will generally be granted amnesty for being a good Samaritan.
Under the Good Samaritan Policy, students who report Title IX Sexual Harassment and/or sexual or interpersonal misconduct, and who otherwise may be subject to a Student Conduct Code violation, such as underage consumption of alcohol and/or use of marijuana or other illegal drugs, may not be charged with Student Conduct Code violations that are not relevant to the reported misconduct.
The Good Samaritan Policy only applies to alcohol, marijuana and other drug violations and does not excuse other behaviors in violation of the Student Conduct Code (including, but not limited to, disorderly conduct, failure to comply, physical assault, sexual assault, sexual violence, vandalism, property damage, etc.).
Criminal investigations and other police action may still occur at the discretion of the law enforcement agency responding to the incident.
The Good Samaritan policy can be found here.
For more information regarding the Good Samaritan and Self-Reporting Policy, please review the policy here. If you have questions about the Good Samaritan and Self-Reporting Policy please contact, OSCCR@lmu.edu.
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