PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

IFC Attempts to Stop State Patty’s Day

On Monday night, the Interfraternity Council announced their ban on fraternities hosting State Patty’s Day parties. The IFC is hoping for a sober Penn State on February 25th, and instead plans to involve students in a (sober) “philanthropic event” in the downtown area.

The IFC announced that it was planning to team up with the Panhellenic Council last Wednesday to discuss different methods to help curb excessive drinking on State Patty’s Day. Evidently, a party ban is what was decided. Even though it would be an ideal time to enforce a more positive image on Penn State, there are still the majority of students who are not members of a fraternity.

What could they possibly plan as a “philanthropic event” that would be able to distract students from doing what they normally do every weekend? There’s either going to be a dodge ball tournament or some sort of DAYGLOW mock-up — nothing is going to persuade the students from their annual drinking habit. If anything, students will drink more in the privacy of their own apartments, and then emerge from their concealed confinements and re-enter society to wreak sloppy havoc in the downtown area instead of in the shelter of a fraternity house.

But imagine if this plan really does forever alter this holiday. The decrease in profit from retail stores, bars and hotels would be crippling. Even though students can easily make their own apparel, drinks, and mattress for their out of town friends to crash, local businesses find State Patty’s Day as their “Luck of the Irish” in revenue. This student-made holiday is not something that fraternities can eliminate by themselves.

About the Author

Shawn Inglima

Penn State Alumni with a degree in Journalism and English. Currently an intern at the New York Daily News.

Comments

More by Shawn

It’s Hard Out Here for a Photog: Shawn Inglima’s Senior Column

“Oh you just point and click right? Don’t you just upload them and that’s it?”

I wish.

Onward State Gets High at Old Main

Valley Magazine Fashion Show Part Duex

Athletics

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Russ Rose’s Nittany Lions won’t play a single home match in September, electing to test themselves against teams like Stanford and Oregon early in the season.

Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey To Becoming Chewbacca Featured On ESPN’s ‘E:60’

Evaluating Tony Carr’s Performance At The 2018 NBA Draft Combine

Penn State Hockey Commit Evan Bell Wins Clark Cup With USHL’s Fargo Force

Center Ludvig Larsson Transfers To Penn State Hockey From Merrimack

Student Life

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Career Services To Launch Integrated Career Management & Recruiting Platform

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Predicting Penn State’s 2018 Kickoff Times

As the Nittany Lions have ascended back into college football’s elite, they’ve taken the field at night more often in the past few years and avoided the dreaded early kickoff.

As Disciplinary Hearing Opens, Expert Says Baldwin Failed To Properly Represent Ex-Penn State Administrators

A Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board hearing began on Tuesday in Pittsburgh for former Penn State general counsel Cynthia Baldwin, who is accused of violating rules of professional conduct in her representation of former university administrators during the Jerry Sandusky investigation.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Send this to a friend