Narcan on campus

HUSC passes resolutions on campus resources for Narcan, compostable silverware

Eliza Hagstrom, Guest Reporter

Hamline Undergraduate Student Congress (HUSC) representatives passed two resolutions at General Assembly on April 11.

Senior representative Evelyn Harrison proposed the first resolution, which provides an initial $500 from HUSC for the purchase of Narcan to be available on campus. 

Narcan, or Naloxone, is described by the Center for Disease Control as “a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose from opioids — including heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioid medications — when administered in time.” 

Six Narcan kits will be placed in various locations across campus, including but not limited to, the inside of Hamline Public Safety (HPS) squad cars and medical bags. 

The resolution states that after this initial purchase made with the HUSC Capital Improvement Fund, this will be built into HPS’s budget each year. 

All HPS officers will also be trained on how to properly use Narcan in an emergency situation, and will have a campus-wide awareness campaign about the new resources available to campus. 

The second resolution passed was for funds to go towards compostable silverware in the Food Resource Center (FRC) and Commuter Lounge. HUSC Food and Basic Needs Representative Shelby Conrad presented the resolution due to several requests for silverware in the FRC because of the popularity of microwavable meals in the FRC. Roughly $220 will be given to the FRC to use to purchase and distribute compostable forks and spoons between the FRC and Commuter Lounge.