Amnesty Policy


The state of Pennsylvania alcohol emergency amnesty law (“Good Samaritan” law) provides “immunity from prosecution for a person under the age of 21 for the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages if law enforcement, including campus safety police, became aware of the possession or consumption solely because the individual was seeking medical assistance for someone else. The person seeking the assistance must reasonably believe he or she is the first to call for assistance, must use his/her own name with authorities, and must stay with the individual needing medical assistance until help arrives.”

Although Grove City College does not have a “campus police force,” we see the value in offering this same amnesty to any student meeting the above listed criteria. While our Community Standards are designed to encourage responsible decisions in this and all areas of life, the wellbeing of our students is our first priority.

In cases where a student organization takes similar action its response will be factored into the response of the College.

Students and/or organizations are expected to contact the Office of Campus Safety at 724-458-3000 when they believe medical assistance is needed for an individual. Campus Safety will assist the individuals by directing emergency personnel to the scene or by taking other responsive measures. While off-campus, students and/or organizations are expected to call 9-1-1.