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Student Conduct and Academic Integrity

Amnesty Cases

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 seek medical assistance for others experiencing an alcohol and drug overdose, will receive educational and supportive measures over disciplinary sanctions.  In order to be eligible for the amnesty policy, students or student groups must follow the following steps. 

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

CAAPS is an educational sanction for underage, first-time alcohol policy violators. Students enrolled in CAAPS are challenged to think about the choices they have made and hold themselves accountable for making better decisions about alcohol use in the future.

All attendees are asked to complete the following assignments:

CAAPS Pre Work

You must complete this pre-work assignment. If you attend the course without completing this pre-work, you will be charged a $25 penalty.

CAAPS Post Assessment

The link to your CAAPS post-assessment will be emailed to you four weeks after your course. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes and must be completed within three days of receiving it, or a hold will be placed on your account.

Missing a CAAPS Class
If you miss your class, you will need to schedule a class with the Insights Alcohol Alert Program. Classes take place on the first Thursday of the month from 6 - 8 p.m. at Insight Educational and Treatment Services ($35).

Call 803-750-8444 to get on the class roster. You will need to schedule the class yourself, and contact Insights the day after to ensure your paperwork has been faxed to our office.

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.

There is an online module related to alcohol and drug use that you may be asked to complete as  part of your educational sanctions. The module takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete. Additional details about this educational sanction will be provided in your administrative conference and outcome letter. 


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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