6.1.3 Good Neighbor Exception - Students are always encouraged to call for emergency assistance as needed, even at the risk of disciplinary action for one’s own conduct. When another person is in need of critical care or when a situation otherwise warrants emergency response, call 911 immediately. The Good Neighbor Exception provides students the opportunity for University disciplinary action to be waived if he/she risked revealing one’s own violation of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities in order to seek medical or other emergency assistance to another person in distress. The decision to provide the exception shall be the judgment of the designated hearing officer.
NOTE: The Good Neighbor Exception does not apply to any criminal charges that might be incurred as a result of an offense.
The State of Indiana may similarly provide immunity from some alcohol-related criminal charges under the Indiana Lifeline Law.