Be Smart, Be Safe

University Housing realizes that sometimes alcohol can be part of the college experience. While we don’t condone these actions, we want you to be safe and smart should you find yourself in a medical situation involving alcohol.

In cases of intoxication and/or alcohol poisoning, North Carolina State University’s primary concern is the health and safety of those involved. Students are strongly encouraged to call for medical assistance (911) for themselves or for a friend/acquaintance who is dangerously intoxicated. No student seeking medical treatment for an alcohol overdose will be charged with specific violations of the Code of Student Conduct related to the possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages. This also applies to students seeking help for the intoxicated student.

Please be advised:

  • A student caller may be charged with other violations of the Code of Student Conduct related to the incident (such as distribution of alcoholic beverages, possession of false ID, damage to property, disorderly conduct, physical violence and sexual misconduct).
  • A student caller may be required to participate in an appropriate educational program or referred for additional resources.
  • If a student caller is required to participate in an educational program or meet another requirement and fails to do so, the student may be subject to formal disciplinary action.
  •  While a student who is transported directly related to alcohol consumption will not be charged with specific violations of the Code of Student Conduct related to the possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages, if he or she is not transported, then that person can be charged.

We hope you never find yourself in this situation, but calling for help is the best option if you or a friend is having medical issues as a result of alcohol. For more information about Student Conduct’s policies on Health and Safety Intervention for Alcohol-Related Emergencies, visit their website