Alcohol and Drug Emergencies

If any of these signs or symptoms occur, call 911. Do not wait for all symptoms to be present.

  • Cold, clammy, blue skin
  • Loss of bodily control
  • Irregular breathing
  • Violent behavior
  • Unresponsive
  • Excessive vomiting

If you are unsure, call 911 to get help. For a full range of resources on drug and alcohol awareness, visit Student Support and Advocacy Center.

Medical Amnesty Program

The health, safety and well-being of students and the University community are of the utmost importance at George Mason University (Mason). As a result, the University, at its discretion, provides an “amnesty” program as an effort to support students who experience a first alcohol and/or other drug related situation, and the responsible student(s) who seek assistance for them. “Amnesty” offers students who proactively exhibit responsible behavior the opportunity for educational, non-disciplinary intervention for the incident.

In order to foster an environment that supports integrity, safety, well-being, and responsible bystander behavior, Mason expects members of its community to engage in conduct that is consistent with University policy, as well as encourages individuals to seek necessary medical attention for themselves and others.

Learn more about Medical Amnesty