Amnesty Through Responsible Action is part of UW–Madison’s comprehensive environmental approach to address high-risk behaviors. Because the health and safety of the members of the UW–Madison community are of primary concern, we want to remove the perceived barriers that prevent students from seeking immediate medical attention. This program has been designed for the student who is concerned for the wellbeing of a fellow student and enables the university to more effectively address the issue of civility and good citizenship with our students. Students are expected to come to the aid of fellow students who are suffering a medical emergency.
Members of the UW–Madison community.
There may be charges/fees incurred for some AOD Programs. Students who have a verified financial need may request a waiver through the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
When it is determined a student qualifies for this program, UW-Madison Police will hold the underage alcohol and/or other drug citation in abeyance, pending the student’s completion of the requirements from OSCCS. OSCCS staff will notify UW-Madison Police when the requirements have been completed.
In addition, as per the University Parental/Guardian Involvement Policy, a parental/guardian contact normally occurs when a student is transported to Detox/Emergency Room for overdoses of alcohol and/or other drugs. When the student’s behavior involves other UWS 17 and/or UWS 18 violations, or the student exhibits a pattern of problematic behavior with alcohol and/or other drugs, they may be subject to additional disciplinary action.