GW Students for Sensible Drug Policy launched their “Make the Call” campaign Nov. 13 to reform the University’s amnesty and Good Samaritan policies.
GW SSDP members have pledged to work with student and administration leaders to craft a policy that promotes responsible action during life-threatening situations.
“Calling for help should never be a crime,” said Nick Watkins, president of GW SSDP. “Disciplinary action, or putting a friend into the judicial system, shouldn’t weigh on anyone’s mind when it comes to calling 911.”
Many student organizations have already signed on, including the GW College Democrats, Progressive Student Union, Fossil Free GW and the Roosevelt Institute.
The proposal does not make it okay for students to recreationally use illicit substances, as it would still be a violation of the code of student conduct. However, it would simply make it okay for students to call for help in the case that they saw someone experiencing an overdose of any kind.