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Amnesty Provision Regarding Alcohol Policy and/or Student Code of Conduct Violations

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The health and safety of the University community is of paramount concern to all members of Rider University. The University recognizes that an individual who has been drinking or using illegal substances at the time of an incident may be hesitant to file a report of an alleged violation of the Policy for fear that they may face Alcohol Policy or Student Code of Conduct sanctions for their drinking or use of illegal substances.

An individual who reports an alleged violation of the Policy will not be subject to sanctions by the University under the Alcohol Policy or Student Code of Conduct for their own consumption of alcohol or illegal substances at or near the time of the incident, provided that any such violations did not and do not place the health or safety of any other person at risk. In addition, the Title IX Coordinator (or designee) shall have discretion to grant amnesty from an alcohol or substance abuse violation to any witness to an alleged violation of the Policy upon a showing of good cause. The University may, however, initiate an educational discussion or pursue other educational remedies regarding the use or abuse of alcohol or other illegal substances if applicable.