While everyone is here to study and earn a college degree, we know that you are going to have fun from time to time. However, our mantra here at Vulcan Village is simple: keep it clean, keep it safe, and keep it quiet. Here are the top 4 party fouls at Vulcan Village and how to easily avoid them:
1. NOISE COMPLAINTS – The biggest reason how our staff comes to know about loud and disruptive parties is through resident complaints and by simply hearing them from the parking lot. Having friends over is cool, but having too many over is going to be a sure sign of having a neighbors complain. Everyone here is a college student with a mix of classes, jobs, internships, and student teaching so respect each other’s schedules and right to have quiet at late hours.
2. GROSS BREEZEWAYS – We need your help to keep the breezeways / stairwells clean and free of debris. Vomit, spit, spills, and cigarette butts all over are simply gross and need to be cleaned up. The same goes from dragging heavy garbage bags and trailing garbage juice. (Ewww!) It’s unfair for everyone in a breezeway to have to be subjected to walking in and around messes are are easily preventable. We know accidents happen, we just ask that you respect your neighbors and clean up after yourself and your guests.
3. DISORDERLY GUESTS – You are responsible for your guests at all times when they visit our apartment community. No one wants to deal with an unruly friend who is beligerent and bringing unwanted attention to your apartment. 696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking. Additionally, About 5 percent of 4-year college students are involved with the police or campus security as a result of their drinking, and 110,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are arrested for an alcohol-related violation such as public drunkenness or driving under the influence. Keep an eye on your friends and simply ask them to leave if necessary. You can also contact the staff or the police if you ever need help with a disruptive guest.
4. NOT SEEKING HELP FOR A FRIEND – Nearly 1,400 college students die per year from alcohol poisoning. Always seek medical attention should a friend be unresponsive, slow or irregular breathing, seizures, and / or vomiting. Time is of the essence so call 9-1-1, and get help! Pennsylvania passed a medical amnesty law year that prohibits police from citing underage drinkers who seek medical assistance for alcohol law violations. Other violations, such as disorderly conduct, could still be issued if appropriate. When in doubt, CALL FOR HELP. An online “Questions & Answers” handout is available from the Student Conduct office.
Remember, keep it clean, keep it safe, and keep it quiet. We’re glad you are here, and want to see you succeed academically and developmentally as young adults. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you be more successful here at Cal U. and Vulcan Village.
* Photo courtesy of Kasper Sørensen