Good Samaritan Policy
At Loyola University Chicago, student safety is paramount. In incidents of crisis or medical emergency, Loyola students are expected to care for themselves and for others in the Loyola community by getting help from appropriate officials even when violations of the Community Standards have occurred. Because the University understands that fear of disciplinary actions may deter requests for emergency assistance, the Good Samaritan Policy was created to alleviate such concerns and reduce hesitation by Loyola students to seek help.
According to the 2016-17 Community Standards, crisis situations involving alcohol, drugs, and/or sexual misconduct (see below), the University strongly considers the positive impact of taking responsible action when determining the appropriate response for alleged policy violations relating to the incident. This means that no formal University disciplinary actions or sanctions will be assigned to the reporting student(s) or the student in need of help for (1) Category A alcohol or (2) Category A or B drug violations relating to the incident. The incident will still be documented, and the completion of educational and/or health interventions, such as BASICS or other intervention will be required. Failure to complete the educational and/or health intervention may result in revocation of the amnesty.
This policy does not protect repeated, flagrant, or serious violations of the Community Standards (e.g. abusive conduct, sexual misconduct, distribution of alcohol or drugs, hazing, theft, Good Neighbor Policy violations, property damage, etc.) or violations that caused harm to another person requiring emergency response, nor does the policy preclude or prevent action by police or legal authorities.
Failure of students to take responsible action under this policy where action is clearly warranted and harm results may, in egregious circumstances, constitute “abusive conduct” under the Community Standards and will void all protections under this provision.
In an emergent or potentially life-threatening situation students are expected (1) to contact Campus Safety (773) 508-6039 or 8-6039 from a campus phone), Residence Life, or other emergency officials to report the incident; (2) to remain with the individual(s) needing emergency treatment and cooperate with emergency personnel as long as it is safe to do so; and (3) to meet with appropriate University officials after the incident and cooperate with any University investigation. This policy also provides amnesty for students who report their own medical emergency.
2. Sexual Misconduct
In a situation where sexual misconduct has been alleged to have been committed against any individual(s), students are encouraged (1) to contact Campus Safety (773) 508-6039 or 8-6039 from a campus phone), Residence Life, or other emergency officials to report the incident; (2) to remain with the individual(s) needing support and cooperate with emergency personnel as long as it is safe to do so; and (3) to meet with appropriate University officials after the incident and cooperate with any University investigation. This policy provides amnesty for the complainant(s) and any supportive witness(es) only.
Please see Good Samaritan Policy FAQs for more information about the Good Samaritan policy.
Source: Loyola University Chicago Community Standards 2016-17