PSU Daily Collegian: Amnesty Proposal a “Good Start”

On Wednesday, the editors of the Daily Collegian at Penn State University threw their support behind a proposal put forth by University Park Undergraduate Association leaders that calls for the implementation of a medical amnesty policy. After considering the recent death of Penn State student Joseph Dado, who passed away accidentally after a night of heavy drinking, the Collegian‘s editor’s wrote,

“It’s time now more than ever that efforts advance toward the adoption of a medical amnesty policy, at the very least…For even as UPUA works toward the adoption of the medical amnesty policy, students across campus are still in real danger of risking their health by drinking too much. And that’s not a problem that can be solved with one policy. Good start, UPUA; keep digging.”

What are your thoughts on this proposed change, which will need to be officially implemented by State College administrators before it can take effect? Let us know in the comments.

One Response to “PSU Daily Collegian: Amnesty Proposal a “Good Start””

  1. Edwin Says:

    Pennsylvania State University must adopt a medical amnesty policy to prevent death or serious injury from university students who have binge drinked. The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with an alcohol education program. It’s unfortunate that students have died from alcohol abuse in university and is why every university must have a medical amnesty policy. Binge drinking is alcohol abuse, so those 18-20 should not binge drink. Medical amnesty policies in university are a start.