AODS Policies

Mind and Hand Book

MIT is committed to holding community members accountable for the illegal use or abuse of alcohol and other drugs and is equally committed to assisting members of the MIT community in facing the challenges of drug use and alcohol abuse. 

The alcohol and other drugs policy is presented in five sections:

A. Alcohol Policy
B. Other Drug Policy (Prohibited Substances)
C. Requirement to Obtain Medical Assistance for Emergencies Involving Alcohol and Prohibited Substances
D. Institute Imposed Sanctions for Violations of Alcohol and Prohibited Substances Policies
E. Good Samaritan Amnesty Policy

Good Samaritan Amnesty Policy


As with all policies, students are responsible for knowing details of Mind & Hand Policy II (2)(E).  

In an emergency where a student observes someone experiencing a medical emergency due to alcohol, drugs, or other prohibited substances, the student is required to:

  1. Contact emergency officials by calling 100 (on campus) or 617-253-1212;
  2. Remain with the individual(s) requiring treatment and cooperate with emergency officials;
  3. Meet with appropriate Institute administrative staff after the incident, and;
  4. Cooperate with Institute officials.

Please read the entire policy for details related to groups and community responsibility.

Drug-Free Campus and Workplace Policies

Pursuant to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 and the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, MIT has a comprehensive program to prevent the use of illegal drugs and the abuse of alcohol. Read more about the DFSCA.