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K-State Today

March 7, 2012

Letter to campus regarding Fake Patty's Day

Submitted by Kirk Schulz

Kirk Schulz

Dear Faculty and Staff,

Saturday is Fake Patty's Day and, as always, the safety of our students and friends is important.

Please take a moment to talk with students and encourage them to act safely and responsibly this weekend. Kansas State University, along with our partners -- the city of Manhattan, the Riley County Police Department and local business owners -- want students to take care of themselves and others, and know that all laws will be enforced. 

Students are asked to use SafeRide or walk rather than drive; practice the buddy system; drink plenty of water; call the police if someone needs assistance; and encourage others to do the same.  

During the 2011 Fake Patty's Day, Riley County police issued 1,033 citations, most for alcohol violations. We don't want our students to become a part of those statistics.

Thank you, and be careful, Cats!