The health and safety of our students is a high priority. We know that students may
engage in activities that involve health or safety risks. If a student is in a situation involving the use of alcohol or marijuana, and any student, including that individual, is in need of medical attention, we
want the student to act responsibly by taking action. In an effort to encourage students to seek help even when they or others may be engaging
in behavior that violates policy(s), Towson University offers the Responsible Tiger
Call, Remain, and Cooperate
1. Call for help from an emergency or University official,
2. Remain with the person until help arrives, and
3. Cooperate with first responders and University staff following the incident.
How it works
Through the university’s Responsible Tiger Protocol Amnesty Program, students who
are assessed by medical professionals as a result of over consumption of alcohol and/or
marijuana will not face formal disciplinary action by the University, provided that
no other policy violations were committed during the incident, and a pattern of this
type of behavior is not reoccurring. A “Good Samaritan” who notifies an emergency
or University official to obtain medical assistance for an intoxicated student will
not face disciplinary action if they otherwise violated no additional University policies
listed in the Code of Student Conduct.
Students who are eligible for use of the Responsible Tiger Protocol must meet with
a professional staff member in the Office of Student Conduct & Civility Education
for an educational conversation, and receive a substance use assessment from the Counseling
Center. Parents of students under the legal drinking age may be notified. Students
who fail to cooperate with the advice of medical professionals, meet with a representative
from the Office of Student Conduct, or choose not to participate in the required interventions
will be subject to formal disciplinary action.
Previous disciplinary history or lack of cooperation with University or responding
officials may limit eligibility for this program.
For more information about Towson Universities Responsible Tiger Protocol program,
please contact the Office of Student Conduct and Civility Education at studentconduct AT_TOWSON or call us at (410) 704-2057.