When a student’s health or safety are in jeopardy due to alcohol
consumption or drug use, immediate medical attention should be
sought by calling 911 or the Office of Public Safety at 502.272.7777.
Student welfare is a primary concern of Bellarmine University.
The medical amnesty policy is in place in order to promote the
health and safety of all Bellarmine University students, especially
in situations involving medical risk from alcohol poisoning, drug
overdose, and/or physical injury. Any student who calls 911,
the Office of Public Safety, or another campus resource seeking
medical assistance for themselves or another student needing
emergency attention may not be cited for an offense under the
student Code of Conduct. Bellarmine University may not pursue
conduct processes for the student needing the medical attention
and the student calling for assistance.
In lieu of participating in the conduct process the student(s)
involved in the situation will be required to complete an educational
program and may need to meet with University personnel. Parental
notification may also be issued. Repeated incidents involving the
same individual may result in a more escalated response on the part
of the University.
Bellarmine University’s medical amnesty policy does not prevent
conduct action for alleged violations of the Code of Conduct
unrelated to the alcohol and/or drug policies that may occur
during an incident. This policy also has no bearing on actions by
outside law enforcement or emergency management personnel.
For more information on the Bellarmine University Policy on Alcohol and Other Drugs, please refer to the Bellarmine University Student Handbook.