News.Psu.Edu - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State Interfraternity Council vote Dec. 10 to ban social functions during the 2014 State Patty’s Day weekend slated for Saturday, March 1. State Patty’s Day is a student-organized drinking event that town and University officials have been trying to curb since its creation in 2007.
“The Interfraternity Council presidents realized the black eye that this day causes for the community and wanted to continue to be leaders in helping to end the excessive damage and drinking that happens,” said Chip Ray, outgoing IFC president.
I barely posted this. Like, this isn’t even news really anymore. The sun comes up in the morning and the IFC/State College bans and cancels everything for SPD. We know it’s coming, but it’s up to the student body to keep the holiday alive. When the students quit, the holiday dies and frankly, whether good or bad, it’s hanging on by a thread right now.