SUNY Geneseo Policies


Student Code of Conduct

Students are expected to comply with the general law, College policies and campus regulations.

View the Student Code of Conduct


Alcohol Use on Campus

Students are responsible for conducting themselves in accordance with state and local laws and with the College’s policy on alcohol and illicit drugs. All state laws regarding alcohol and drug use apply on campus. All drugs made illegal by state and federal law are also prohibited by College policy.

View The complete SUNY Geneseo Policy on Alcohol and Illicit Drugs (including a summary of New York State laws governing alcohol)


Responsible Community Action Policy and Good Samaritan Law


In instances where students may require medical attention for possible alcohol or drug overdoses, and contact College authorities about the need for medical attention, students under the legal drinking age (21) who seek assistance for themselves or their fellow students who are in distress may be exempt from student conduct sanctions for the possession and consumption of alcohol by an underage student.

View The complete Responsible Community Action Policy (.pdf)


New York State’s  “911 Good Samaritan” law encourages a witness or victim of a drug or alcohol-related overdose to seek medical attention without fear of prosecution by state or local courts.  The law states, “A person who, in good faith, seeks health care for someone who is experiencing a drug or alcohol overdose or other life-threatening medical emergency shall not be charged or prosecuted for a controlled substance offense.” It should be noted, however, that this law does not obviate the Student Code of Conduct, and sanctions may be imposed by the office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.


Off-Campus Jurisdiction


The office of Student Conduct & Community Standards may exercise jurisdiction over student conduct, even when the student is off-campus.

View more information about laws and policies governing off-campus student behavior here


Recognized Student Organization Conduct

Each organization receiving the privilege of recognition is expected to represent the College, both on- and off-campus, in a positive manner, which includes adherence to the Student Code of Conduct. Members are expected to be aware of all policies in the Student Code of Conduct.

View Student Code of Conduct


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Members of recognized fraternal organizations may view the Inter-Greek Council Resolution on Alcohol (.pdf) here