PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

PSU Service Leaders to Host State Patty’s Day Alternative

For the fourth consecutive year, a service-oriented student org called Council of Lionhearts is organizing an alternative holiday called State Day of Service on March 1, in an effort the lessen the effects of State Patty’s Day.

State Day of Service, which falls on the same Saturday as the infamous drinking holiday, was created to support the surrounding community “on a day that many other students and visitors engaged in high-risk drinking and community disruption,” according to the Council of Lionhearts website.

Similarly, Penn State has offered to pay downtown bars to close down for the second year in a row in order to curb the number of drinking-related crimes.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in more than 25 activities to help the community, such as picking up litter or helping at animal shelters. The first thousand students to sign up for the event will be given a free drawstring bag.

Students should meet March 1st at 9 a.m. in Heritage Hall or Freeman Auditorium to start the day off, though some service projects will start on Feb. 28.

The Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council will also help coordinate the event. The Panhellenic Council recently announced a no-guest policy for State Patty’s Day that prevents visitors on Sorority floors for the holiday weekend.

About the Author

Sarah Caskie

Sarah is a senior majoring in Journalism. She can usually be found at Saint’s looking up cat videos, or writing about music and stuff. She can be reached on Twitter at @classycaskie or via email at [email protected]

Comments

More by Sarah

Copenhagen-Based New Politics Brings Authentic Flair As Movin On’s Third Act

Third in the Movin’ On 2015 lineup was Copenhagen-based New Politics. The pop rock band described itself as “Danish as f***k,” and played to a sizable crowd mid-way through the festival.

Annual Blue And White Film Festival To Take Over State Theatre

The Legend Of Penn State’s Ghost Walk

Athletics

Center Ludvig Larsson Transfers To Penn State Hockey From Merrimack

The Swedish faceoff specialist graduated after three seasons at Merrimack, but will be immediately eligible to play for Guy Gadowsky in 2018-19.

Harris, Rivers Win Big Ten Titles On Final Day Of Competition

Penn State Women’s Soccer Releases 2018 Schedule

Penn State Women’s Lacrosse Loses To Penn 15-14 In Double OT

Penn State’s Kaleigh Riehl Headed To U.S. U-23 Camp

Student Life

Where Do Penn Staters Move After Graduation?

Not only is literally everyone at Penn State from “right outside of Philly,” ALMOST everyone also works “right outside of Philly.”

Penn Stater In The Running To Become Chief Taco Officer

Finding Your Penn State Beyond Penn State: Carolyn Popescu’s Senior Column

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.

No Surprise Here: Saquon Barkley Can Throw, Too

Thirty yards out? No problem for Saquon Barkley.

Penn State Approved For Medical Marijuana Clinical Research

“The research component of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program sets it apart from the rest of the nation.”

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Penn Stater In The Running To Become Chief Taco Officer

Josiah Hritsko is one of three finalists to become Moe’s Southwest Grill’s “Chief Taco Officer.”

Send this to a friend