About the Good Samaritan Policy

Boston University wants all students to be safe and look out for one another.  That’s why we want all students to know about the Good Samaritan Policy.

“When a Terrier seeks help for themselves or others who’ve used alcohol or drugs, neither student will receive a sanction for alcohol or drug use, as long as they complete an educational or counseling program on campus.”

If you think someone might be experiencing an alcohol or drug emergency, call for help immediately.  If you are on campus, please call BU Police at 617-353-2121. If you are off campus, please call 911.


Learn more about the Good Samaritan Policy, signs of an alcohol emergency, and what to do in case of an alcohol or drug emergency in this video from BU Student Health Ambassadors: