Campus Observation Room (COR)
What is COR?
The Campus Observation Room (COR) is:
- A friendly, safe, non-judgmental place where students who have had too much to drink can come to sleep it off.
- A non-medical detox service run by Student Wellness Services.
- A harm-reduction program aimed at reducing the risk of alcohol-related injury by assessing and monitoring intoxicated students, and referring them to a medical facility when warranted.
- Completely CONFIDENTIAL. No report of anyone’s visit to COR is ever given to anyone (not Residences, not Health Services, not the Registrar’s office, not parents).
- A support to the KGH Emergency Department. For every intoxicated student who comes to COR instead of the hospital, there’s an extra bed available in the Emergency Room for a critically ill patient.
Who can come to COR?
All Queen’s students and guests to Queen’s are welcome at COR. We do not admit St. Lawrence, RMC or local High School students. Beyond that, the criteria to be admitted include:
- Intoxicated on alcohol only, no other substance abuse
- Able to walk (with support) and talk (mutters are OK) - if you can’t walk and talk, we send you to the KGH Emergency Department so you can be checked out by a physician.
- Willingness to stay - COR can’t make anyone stay if they don’t want to
- No other major injuries. If someone banged their head or is bleeding heavily, they need to be checked out by a physician. Once that’s done, they can come back to COR.
Where is COR?
COR is located on the Queen’s University Campus in Victoria Hall A010 (basement behind Lazy Scholar)