>From: "Dean of the College"
>Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 16:32:44 EDT
>Subject: Bonfire and Homecoming
>To: All Undergraduates:;
Dear Dartmouth Students,
As you all know, this weekend marks the annual celebration of Dartmouth Night and Homecoming, and the lighting of the bonfire. This is a wonderful Dartmouth tradition that brings students, alums, and community members together.
With that said, large events such as these require increased attention to individual and community safety.
I need your help to keep these events safe and enjoyable. In recent years, we have made progress in limiting behavior that could put members of our community at risk. Your class representatives and administrators on the Homecoming & Bonfire Committee have developed procedures that will contribute to campus safety and guide the construction of the bonfire, Class of 2013 participation in the Homecoming Parade, and the first-year sweep.
Please note the following procedures:
* Students are expected to follow the direction of the sweep leaders, maintain the designated route and will not be permitted to enter campus buildings during the sweep.
* Construction lights will illuminate the area around the bonfire and additional Safety and Security and local police officers will be on hand to assist with management of the event.
* Students and others are required to stay on the outside of the painted area around the bonfire itself and for obvious reasons, climbing the structure or touching the fire is prohibited.
* Individuals and organizations who violate College regulations and compromise the safe management of these events will be subject to disciplinary action, which could include suspension or separation from the College, or suspension or revocation of organizational recognition, depending on the violation.
If you have questions about the weekend's events or bonfire procedures, please call the Collis Center at 646-3399 or visit http://www.dartmouth.edu/~sao/.
I would like to remind you of the "Good Samaritan" policy, which can be found on the web at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~deancoll/documents/goodsam.html. Taking care of each other is of the utmost importance within our community, and we expect that if someone is in need, you will call for help. Students and organizations that call Safety and Security for help are not subject to disciplinary action for alcohol violations, nor are the students who require assistance. Please do not risk the health and safety of anyone in our community by failing to call.
I appreciate your cooperation and support in making this Homecoming successful and safe for all involved.
Sylvia C. Spears, Ph.D.
Acting Dean of the College