Colleagues and students,
I am deeply troubled by the inaccuracies in a front page article in today’s Snapper. I believe the general tone of the article promotes high risk behavior among college students as well as a lack of concern for our neighbors and the general community. It does not convey the values of Millersville University and does a disservice to our student body in general.
The article states that there was an on-campus party where beer was served. The party was not held on campus and Millersville University Police were not contacted by the organizers before the event.
I think this is a good time to remind everyone that students are not permitted to possess or drink alcoholic beverages on Millersville University’s campus. In addition, the University’s police department meets regularly with students and students groups about the dangers of excessive drinking and to foster positive student/police relations. The police, and many of our departments, are involved in education programs to deter drinking and report all violations of law and student code whether on or off-campus to the Office of Judicial Affairs. Our Wellness Center http://www.millersville.edu/wandw/index.php has an alcohol awareness initiative designed specifically for students. Many of our residence halls also hold alcohol awareness programs. We also have an Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) counselor on campus who is available to all students and runs “alcohol 101” programs designed for freshmen. You can contact the counseling department at 872-3122 or stop by Lyle Hall. In addition, there is a lot of good information on the University’s website about the dangers of excessive drinking. I would encourage you to read more under health services at: http://www.millersville.edu/healthservices/resources/alcoholintoxication.php.
The majority of our students at Millersville University are responsible, young adults. It is unfortunate that the Snapper chose to give a misleading impression of our student body.
Dr. Aminta Hawkins-Breaux
Vice President, Student Affairs