The University of Alabama community views the health and safety of our students as a top priority. The Medical Emergency Assistance Policy encourages members of the University community to be accountable, make responsible decisions, and seek medical assistance and treatment when faced with an alcohol or other drug-related potential emergency (including but not limited to alcohol poisoning, or health related complications from other drug use). This policy seeks to diminish fear of disciplinary and conduct sanctions in such situations and to encourage individuals and organizations to seek needed medical attention for students in distress from alcohol or other drug issues.

The Medical Emergency Assistance Policy is part of the University of Alabama’s comprehensive approach to reducing the harms and risks associated with alcohol and other drug usage. This policy is implemented by the Office of the Dean of Students in conjunction with their designee within the Office of Student Conduct. The Medical Emergency Assistance Policy applies to students seeking and obtaining medical assistance on their own behalf, students seeking and obtaining medical assistance on the behalf of another student, and student organizations seeking and obtaining medical assistance on behalf of a member or guest.

For more information, and to read the full policy, visit UA Medical Emergency Assistance Policy