Responsible Tiger Protocol

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 and find themselves in need of medical attention. 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 Protocol.

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.

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.

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 or call us at (410) 704-2057.