Pilots Care


The health, safety, and well-being of individuals should be of paramount concern to all members of the University of Portland community. As such, UP students are expected to exercise active care, concern, and contact appropriate authorities in the event of any health or safety emergency, even if possible violations of the University’s alcohol policy or drug policy may have occurred in connection with such an emergency.


Because student concerns of possible disciplinary action may unnecessarily deter their desire to seek medical attention for themselves or others, the University has adopted the following Pilots Care policy to remove barriers for students seeking medical attention in alcohol and drug- related incidents. This policy is intended to support an environment where students in an emergency situation receive necessary medical attention and those involved are provided an opportunity to learn from the incident.


The expectations for students in situations where someone requires medical attention due to an alcohol or drug-related incident are:


  1. Proactively contact an appropriate authority (Public Safety, residence hall staff, 911, etc.) to seek medical attention; and
  2. Remain with the individual requiring medical attention; and
  3. Cooperate with responding emergency officials.


A student requiring medical attention who has received support as described above will be required to meet with the Associate Director for Community Standards or his/her designee for a conversation grounded in education, formation, and personal development. The student will be exempt from the University’s student conduct hearing process, but may be assigned to complete educational tasks and receive a professional referral.


A student that has sought assistance for another as described above while also violating the University’s alcohol or drug policy will be exempt from the University’s student conduct hearing process. However, the student may be required to meet with the Associate Director for Community Standards or his/her designee for a conversation grounded in education, formation, and personal development. The student may also be assigned to complete educational tasks and/or receive a professional referral.



The Pilots Care policy is intended to create an environment where students who have received medical attention due to an alcohol and/or drug-related incident will reflect on their choices and change future behavior. As such, Residence Life reserves the right to assign sanctions to students with repeated alcohol or drug-related incidents involving the need for medical attention.