Adjudication of the College alcohol policy is informed by the College's primary concern for the health and safety of the College community. First-time violations of the alcohol policy will result in a referral to Dartmouth's educational and medical intervention programs in lieu of a disciplinary sanction. Students must participate in these programs to avoid a disciplinary sanction. In addition, students are encouraged to talk with their class dean, counselors, and/ or alcohol educators about the role alcohol is playing in their life at Dartmouth.
Dartmouth imposes disciplinary sanctions for violations of the alcohol policy as a means to educate students and deter behavior that negatively impacts the individual or the community. If a student fails to complete the education/medical program, repeatedly violates the alcohol policy, or violates other college policies, he or she will be subject to disciplinary sanctions that usually include compliance with the education/medical program. Sanctions increase in severity with repeated offenses and serious misconduct.
NOTE: The Good Samaritan Policy applies to any alcohol policy offense, regardless of the student's previous disciplinary history. Students who wish to avoid sanctions as a result of the Good Samaritan Policy must participate in the educational/medical program to be eligible for the Good Samaritan exemption.
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Last Updated: 4/21/11