Davidson College expects to operate in accordance with the laws of the State of North Carolina (see section below) with regard to the use, sale, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages. It is the responsibility of all members of the college community to abide by those laws.
Davidson students and organizations are required to be familiar with the Davidson College Alcohol Policy and to operate within that policy. Patterson Court organizations have a special responsibility to ensure that their officers and members know and abide by the ABC laws of the state, as well as be knowledgeable of the policies of their inter/national organization where applicable. Ignorance of policy is not a defensible excuse.
Students or members of the community who observe a medical or other emergency are obligated to call for help. As such, if the "Good Samaritan" who places a call for help is found to be in violation of policy, the fact that he or she placed the call will be considered a mitigating circumstance when sanctions are imposed on an individual or student organization.