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Student Rights & Responsibilities

Good Samaritan Policy

The welfare of our students is of the highest importance to Central Washington University. There may be times when individuals, both on and off campus, may be in critical need of assistance from medical or other professional personnel. Situations in which a student's physical and/or psychological well-being is in serious jeopardy may include, but are not limited to, incidents involving: alcohol or other drug overdose/poisoning; sexual assault; or suicide attempts. Central wants to minimize any hesitation that students or student organizations might have in obtaining help due to concern that their own behavior might be a violation of University policy. 
 
If critical assistance is needed, students should immediately contact medical or other professional personnel. While policy violations cannot be overlooked, the University will take into consideration the positive impact of reporting an incident on the welfare of students when determining the appropriate response for policy violations. Any possible negative consequences for the reporter of the situation should be evaluated against the possible negative consequences for the student who needed intervention. At a minimum, Central hopes that a student or student organization would make an anonymous report that would put the student in need in touch with professional assistance immediately.

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