The University of Dayton has banned “large non-[university] sponsored gatherings” on Sunday, March 17, 2013, in response to an incident on Kiefaber Street this morning.
Students received the email below from Bill Fischer, vice president for Student Development, and Bruce Burt, chief of the University of Dayton Police Department and director of the Department of Public Safety. The email was sent by Teri Rizvi, associate vice president for university communications.
[stu-announce]: Actions Being Taken Following St. Patrick’s Day Disturbance
Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 10:08 AM
A message to University of Dayton students from Bill Fischer, vice president for student development, and Bruce Burt, director of public safety:
Out of concern for safety, large non-University-sponsored gatherings will
not be permitted today.
No one was injured during a disturbance on Kiefaber Street early this
morning after public safety officers responded to a false fire alarm. One
non-student was arrested, and several cars, including a police cruiser,
were damaged. Several area police jurisdictions responded, and the
disturbance was quickly contained. We thank area police for their
responsiveness to this situation.
While the vast majority of students were not involved in this incident, the
behavior is unacceptable and disappointing. We want to ensure that any St.
Patrick’s Day celebrations on campus today are safe. Students are expected
to comply with any requests from public safety officers or other University
officials. Students also are expected to comply with our Community
Standards of Behavior, and will be held accountable for non-compliance.
SI and D lots will be closed. Other campus parking lots will be monitored
and access-controlled to provide adequate parking for students, faculty,
staff and visitors for Masses, workshops, theater productions and other
University events today. A number of non-alcohol events, such as cookouts,
movies, bowling and pizza gatherings, will be held across campus. Please
see “Porches” for a complete schedule.
We are all part of a close-knit community. Thank you for your cooperation
in ensuring the safety of all.
Vice President for Student Development
Director of Public Safety
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