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Minimum Responses to Common Violations

More Common Alcohol or Other Drug Violations Houseteam Member Minimum Response
Possession of alcohol in a Dormitory common space without registering (Common spaces include lounge areas, entryways, hallways, dinning areas, elevators, stairwells, common meeting room space, roof decks, and atria). For a small group consisting of a few residents in a common space. Student informed they cannot have alcohol in the common space, unless they have registered. Ask student to remove from area. Houseteam member can let student know he/she can register with their RLA. For graduate residences, a student can register with the housemanager or housemaster (for situations involving less than 25 people).
Failure to register a party with alcohol present For events involving a larger group of guests (Applies to situations involving more than a few individuals- potentially compromising effective monitoring of alcohol and guest behavior). Stop the event- All alcohol removed and event activities come to an immediate end. Follow up with student regarding party registration process. Refer to Dormitory JudComm or Dormitory mediation body.
Party occupancy exceeds registration limit Stop event. Refer to Dormitory JudComm or Dormitory mediation body.
Distributing Alcohol to Underage Student(s) Stop behavior, refer to Dormitory JudComm or dormitory mediation body.
Intoxicated Student (suspect under influence of drugs) For Confidential Medical Transport Contact 100 On Campus Phone Off Campus Phone #617-253-1212
Concern of Alcohol or Drug Overdose that may require medical evaluation and intervention for a dangerously intoxicated student For Confidential Medical Transport Contact 100 On Campus Phone Off Campus Police Phone #617-253-1212
Threatening or harassing behavior while under the influence of drugs or alcohol Contact MIT campus police
Possession of illegal drug(s) Contact MIT campus police

Source: Danny Trujillo, associate dean for
community development & substance abuse programs