Students celebrating the first month of school may have taken it a bit too far this past week.
On Thursday night the University of Saskatchewan got word that a large get-together resulted in several emergency calls and 4 people being taken to hospital.
“What was reported to us was that a large group of students were bussed to a private home and things got out of control,” said Patti McDougall, Vice-Provost at the University of Saskatchewan.
“As part of the report, we were told that ambulance and police were involved.”
McDougall says it is believed the party was hosted by students involved with the College of Agriculture and Bioresources.
On Friday the university issued a statement to students, stressing that they will not tolerate unsafe behavior that threatens the community.
“The bigger picture is not this one event,” McDougall said.
“We’re coming to understand that alcohol and substance use is threatening the success of students and the wellness of students.”
The statement from the University of Saskatchewan can be found below:
Dear students, faculty and staff,
With great concern, the university received word today of an out-of-control event, last night, involving university students that reportedly resulted in 4 students being taken to hospital, police and fire department calls, and vandalism of property in a Saskatoon neighbourhood.
Safe and positive behaviouris required of all members of our community, especially at university events and regardless of whether these events are held on or off campus. Students are reminded of the severe consequences they may face when putting themselves and others in potentially harmful situations. The university will not tolerate behaviour that threatens the safety of any member of our campus community.