The College encourages reporting of incidents of concern, especially related to those involving any medical attention needed or threat to the safety of any member of the College community.
The College recognizes that an individual who has been drinking or using drugs at the time of an incident may be hesitant to make a report because of potential student conduct violations and consequences for their behavior. The amnesty policy statement applies to the College’s student conduct process and seeks to remove any barriers to reporting by making the procedures for reporting transparent and straightforward. The amnesty policy statement does not negate any criminal or civil charges. If law enforcement was notified, reporting students are also covered under the State of Maryland’s Good Samaritan Policy in the Maryland criminal justice system.
Conditions for Amnesty
A. A student who reports sexual assault to the College or a law enforcement officer or who participates in an investigation of sexual assault as a complainant or witness is not under disciplinary sanctions if:
- The College determines the violation occurred during or near the time of the alleged sexual assault.
- The student is determined to have made the report of sexual assault or is participating in an investigation as a witness in good faith.
- The College determines that the violation was not an act reasonably likely to place the health or safety of another individual at risk.
B. A student who receives medical attention as a result of dangerous behaviors, such as but not limited to alcohol and/or drug use, will be granted amnesty from the College’s student conduct process but will be required to meet with the program coordinator for Student Rights and Responsibilities. The student will be given an opportunity to comply with education-related recommendations.
C. A student who seeks medical attention for their fellow student(s) as a result of dangerous behaviors, such as but not limited to alcohol and/or drug use, will be granted amnesty from the College’s student conduct process. This student may be required to meet with the program coordinator for Student Rights and Responsibilities and may be subject to educational interventions to ensure future safety.