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THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Editorial: Medical Amnesty Policy needs more clarification

Editorial: Medical Amnesty Policy needs more clarification

By The Ithacan September 28, 2022
The majority of students would not know all of these details, because they are mostly reserved from the purview of students unless they specifically seek it out.
The Medical Amnesty Policy was created in Fall 2010 and the policy is advertised through magnets posted on the doors of residence hall rooms, floor meetings between students and their Resident Assistant (RA) and student orientation.

Students feel frustration with college Medical Amnesty Policy

By Aubren Villasenor, Contributing Writer September 28, 2022
Confusion about Ithaca College’s Medical Amnesty Policy (MAP) has caused some students to call for clarity.
In an email sent to the campus community April 25, Rosanna Ferro, former vice president for Student Affairs and Campus Life, reminded students to act with caution and care when celebrating to ensure the health and safety of the community. One celebration, Kendall Day, is a tradition started in 2008 by students.

Kendall Day celebration proceeds despite COVID-19 risk

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Staff Writer May 4, 2022
The college is encouraging Ithaca College students looking to celebrate the end of classes to celebrate responsibly because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sophomore TJ Horgan helped restart the Ithaca College chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, which worked with multiple campus constitutents to pass the college’s Medical Amnesty Policy in 2010.

Commentary: Medical amnesty policies benefit students

By TJ Horgan September 21, 2016
If the phrase “take care of yourself,” is going to hold any weight, medical amnesty policies need to be the norm, especially on college campuses.

NY approves new policy on amnesty

By Lauren Mazzo, Contributing Writer September 21, 2011
A new state law went into effect Sunday that will legally protect off-campus students who call for help in an alcohol or drug-related emergency.
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