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Student Conduct and Academic Integrity

Good Samaritan Policy

The Medical Overdose Treatment policy was created to encourage students to make responsible decisions and seek assistance for fellow students who may be experiencing an alcohol or drug overdose. 

Students or student groups, who may be in violation of code of conduct policies or public health directives, but seek medical assistance for others experiencing an alcohol and drug overdose, will receive educational and supportive measures over disciplinary sanctions.

Four steps to take care of your fellow Carolinians

Review the Overdose of Medical Treatment Policy.

What to look for:

  • Cold or pale skin
  • Unconscious
  • Puking repeatedly
  • Slow or irregular breathing

If you see someone in distress you can reach out to a number of resources:

  • 911
  • A Resident Mentor (if in a residence hall)
  • University Personnel

If you call for assistance, it is important to stay with the student until help arrives, and roll the person on their side. 

Provide your name to emergency personnel and you can avoid punitive sanctions.

Potential Educational Outcomes

The online alcohol education module are an educational sanction for underage, first-time alcohol policy violators. When enrolled in the module, you will receive personalized and evidence-based feedback and strategies to reduce your risk for experiencing negative consequences from substance use.

This program is designed to help you identify your high-risk behavior, reflect on your decisions and take steps toward making better choices in the future.

Completing the Program
You will attend three one-on-one sessions with staff members from Substance Abuse Prevention and Education (SAPE) to assess your substance use and consider ways to avoid negative consequences in the future. You will pay a $100 fee for your alcohol or substance use evaluation.


Additional Resources


Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center, 3rd floor

Visit the SAPE website


After Business Hours: 803-777-4215 and ask for the SAVIP advocate

Thomson Building

Visit the SAVIP website

803-777-4215 or 911

1415 Henderson Street (1600 Hampton Street Annex)

Visit USCPD's website

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