To all Ithaca College Students,
We would like to invite you to our traditional celebration for the last Friday of classes – IC Kicks Back. As always, this will be a fun and relaxing experience where you and your friends can create great memories. Besides the free food, a concert presented by the Bureau of Concerts, and inflatable games, you can expect a variety of entertaining activities courtesy of several IC student organizations. IC Kicks Back will be held on Friday, May 3rd from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Quad. Look for advertisements about the event. Don’t miss out on this fabulous tradition.
We also wanted to remind all Ithaca College students to act responsibly and be safe during these last days of classes. In particular, for those students who live off-campus in the Ithaca community or attend gatherings off-campus, we ask for your cooperation in insuring that a respectful and civil atmosphere is maintained and that the rights of our neighbors are not violated. In addition, please be aware that the New York State Medical Amnesty Law protects people (those who witness an overdose, those who suffer one, and those who call 911 related to the overdose) from being charged or prosecuted. This law was designed to encourage individuals to call 911 for help in an alcohol or drug related emergency, and we sincerely hope that you will not hesitate to do so.
As in years past, the Ithaca Police Department and the Sheriff’s Office will have a “zero tolerance” policy in effect and will be arresting those who violate the law. In order to avoid legal problems and fines for yourself or student residents of the South Hill neighborhood, we urge you not to participate in non-sanctioned events. Local law enforcement agencies plan to vigorously enforce all local laws, particularly all alcohol laws including those related to underage drinking and open containers on and around the last day of classes and finals week.
Representatives from the South Hill neighborhood, Ithaca College faculty and administration, and the Student Government Association, encourage you to be safe and make good decisions.
Best wishes for a safe and productive end of the semester.
Rory Rothman, Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Life
Robert Flaherty, President, Student Government Association
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Student Affairs and Campus Life Office at (607) 274-3374. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.