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Sainati: Ambiguity in Northwestern’s amnesty policy deters students from asking for help

Leo Sainati, Op-Ed Contributor

October 3, 2017

In late August 2015, Northwestern’s Division of Student Affairs unveiled its new Amnesty through Responsible Action policy to “encourage students to take responsible action when necessary.” If students find themselves in...

Amended alcohol policy grants amnesty to students who require emergency assistance

Julia Jacobs, Summer Editor

August 20, 2015

Students who have emergency assistance called to help them while they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be officially granted amnesty from disciplinary action starting this fall under the conditions of the University’s...

Alcohol coalition recommends extending medical amnesty, changing Responsible Action Protocol

Tyler Pager, Campus Editor

May 14, 2015

The Community Alcohol Coalition has recommended the University reform its policy on students who receive emergency medical care for an alcohol overdose by granting them medical amnesty from disciplinary sanctions within the University’s...