Responding to Students' Alcohol and Drug Abuse
What to do in an EMERGENCY
An alcohol or drug emergency is a situation in which you believe that a student’s possible use of alcohol or other substance may put that student or others at risk for
harm or injury.
If you are with the student, DO NOT leave the student alone or let him/her leave. Contact us immediately.
Contact the dean of students (during business hours) the Public Safety supervisor (after hours or over weekends) and clearly state that you need to report a ALCOHOL/
SUBSTANCE ABUSE EMERGENCY. The dean of students or a member of the staff will respond directly to you. You may also walk the student to the offices below.
Staff in these offices are trained to find a professional who will assist immediately.
Faculty members should follow these procedures even if the student’s behaviors ambiguous.
How to Contact Us
During business hours:
Call the Office of the Dean of Students/Student Affairs
Rose Hill and Calder Center
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
McGinley Center 242
Lincoln Center and Westchester
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
140 West 62nd, Room G-33
After hours and on weekends:
Call Public Safety
(If forwarded to front desk, ask to speak to the supervisor)
5 p.m. - 9 a.m.
6 p.m. - 10 a.m.
6 p.m. - 10 a.m.
Pages in Responding to Students' Alcohol and Drug Abuse
- Responding to Students' Alcohol and Drug Abuse
- A Serious Problem
- Identifying Alcohol/Drug Abuse Does Not Mean Getting the Student into Trouble
- What to do in an EMERGENCY
- What to do in a non-emergency
- Signs of a Possible Substance-Abuse Problem
- How to Approach a Student about a Potential Alcohol/Substance Abuse Problem (in a non-emergency situation)
- For Further Information
- University Alcohol Policy