U. of Toledo Independent Collegian Covers Amnesty Resolution

Earlier this week, Joan Pham of the Independent Collegian, the University of Toledo’s student newspaper, covered a new effort by the school’s Student Senate to push for a statewide medical amnesty policy. Mark D’Apolito, the student senator who used a recent medical amnesty bill in Michigan as a model for his resolution, told the Collegian that safety is his primary concern: “This would reduce some of the dangers associated with underage drinking by freshmen and sophomores. This issue should be of great concern to many campuses across the state. [An amnesty policy] would save lives and encourage students to get help before it becomes a dire situation.”

What are your thoughts on these amnesty proposals? Let us know in the comments.

One Response to “U. of Toledo Independent Collegian Covers Amnesty Resolution”

  1. Edwin Says:

    The drinking age must be lowered to 18 along with an alcohol education program. All universities must implement a medical amnesty policy so that those aged 18-20 won’t be at a disadvantage of getting help because of their age. Binge drinking occurs at universities, and is why Mark D’Apolito is doing good by supporting the medical amnesty policy at the University of Toldeo. Encouraging those 18-20 to get help when binge drinking shows its consequence is important in preventing death or serious injury.