MANAGING NEWS EDITOR
In an email sent to parents of students on Monday afternoon, Vice President of Student Life Dawn Thompson and Dean of Students José-Luis Riera encouraged parents to “have an intentional conversation” about student’s decision-making on the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
In the email, with a subject reading “Support your student this St. Patrick’s Day weekend,” parents were advised that “Even students who are not prone to high-risk behaviors can get swept up in poor decision-making” during St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
Parents were encouraged to consider four talking points when having this conversation, the email reading:
“1. Let them know they matter and that you love them;
2. Encourage them to watch out for their peers and always prioritize safety;
3. Discourage them from inviting friends from home to campus this weekend; and,
4. Remind them that decisions they make this weekend can have long-term consequences.”
Also highlighted in the email was the university’s school-sponsored programming taking place on campus this week, including the “Shamrockfest” celebration on March 18.