Medical Emergency – Alcohol Safety

In case of alcohol or another drug-related emergency:

  • Call 9-1-1.
  • Stay with the individual until public safety officials arrive.
  • Do not try to give the individual anything to eat or drink.
  • Be prepared to give information on the amount and type of alcohol or substance consumed.

To receive consideration for medical amnesty, Students and Student Organizations must follow the three C’s:

  • CALL: Take immediate action to receive appropriate help (i.e., dial 9-1-1).
  • COMMUNICATE: Share all known details and information regarding the incident and surrounding circumstances with emergency responders.
  • COOPERATE: Cooperate with all lawful requests from emergency medical responders, law enforcement personnel, and/or university officials.

The signs or symptoms of ALCOHOL POISONING include (not all of these need to be present):

  • The person is passed out or unresponsive and cannot be awakened.
  • Cold, clammy, pale or bluish skin.
  • Breathing is slow or irregular, with 10 seconds or more between breaths.
  • Vomiting while “sleeping” or passed out, and not waking after vomiting.
  • Unable to stand or walk without help.


UF Dean of Students Office (DSO)


Division of Student Life – UF Medical Amnesty Policy Information

GatorWell – Alcohol & Other Drug Information

Version Date: February 2024