Carroll University will not seek to discipline any student who reports an emergency involving another individual or reports an emergency that he or she is personally experiencing. Carroll University expects students to seek help when someone is in serious and immediate distress. If it is discovered that a student was aware of a person in serious and immediate distress but does not seek help, information regarding that student’s failure to act will be brought to the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs for investigation and potential discipline. Carroll University reserves the right to initiate a conduct process with an involved student if that student has knowingly negatively contributed to the emergency situation either by omission or commission.
Students involved in this process will have a meeting with an administrative conduct officer and may be expected to complete educational requirements as part of their sanctions. Students completing the associated educational expectations will normally not have the incident considered as a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and thus the incident will not negatively impact their student conduct file.