Minutes Matter: UMass Amherst Medical Amnesty Policy

UMass Amherst seeks to be a caring community committed to maintaining the health and safety of everyone. Severe intoxication or serious injuries after alcohol or drug consumption are potentially life-threatening emergencies. Although you may be reluctant to report these situations, obtaining medical help is imperative. If you seek help for someone under the influence of alcohol or drugs who needs medical attention, neither you nor that person will be charged with a Code of Student Conduct or Residence Hall Community Standards violation. If that person is a UMass student, they will be required to attend BASICS and pay the associated fee.

Always call 911 for help if someone:

  • Passes out and cannot be awakened
  • Vomits while passed out
  • Stops breathing
  • Has a seizure

Parameters:

  • Action by the police or other law enforcement personnel is not covered under this policy.
  • This policy does not preclude student conduct actions regarding other violations.
  • Serious or repeated incidents will prompt a higher degree of health concern and response and may trigger a review under the Student Conduct process.

Resources

Student Legal Services
413-545-1995
Campus Center 922

University Health Services
413-577-5000
150 Infirmary Way

Off Campus Student Center
413-577-1005
Student Union 314

Dean of Students
Whitmore 277
413-545-2684

University of MassachusettsPolice Department
In case of Emergency: Dial 911
Non-Emergency: 413-545-2121

The Center for Women and Community
(formerly Everywoman's Center)
180 Infirmary WayNew Africa House
Main number: 413-545-0883
24-Hour Rape Crisis Hotline:413-545-0800
TTY: 413-577-0940
ewc@admin.umass.edu