Campus, cities prepare for ‘Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day’
Officials and police at the UI are again working with area police agencies and city and state officials to plan for Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day, a commercial event expected to take place March 5.
Measures are in place to help ensure the safety of students and faculty and staff members, prevent property damage and prevent disruptions to campus operations and academic instruction.
University police will focus on protecting students, faculty and staff members, and university property with increased patrols on campus.
The Student Code addresses student responsibilities on campus. Sections 1-102(d) and 1-302(f) concern classroom conduct expectations, and section 1-307 focuses on alcohol consumption. The code empowers instructors to ask disruptive students to leave class; after class, names of disruptive students should be reported to the Office for Student Conflict Resolution at 333-3680 or online.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 5, teams of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs professionals will walk through and around buildings with classrooms and lecture halls where disruptions have occurred before. Team members, wearing university IDs, may be summoned to help. Teams will be prepared to document apparent code violations and to call university police, if necessary.
In case of emergency
Call METCAD at 911 (from campus phones, call 9-911). For non-emergencies, call 333-1216.