Penn State, State College collaborating to increase safety for State Patty’s Day

Monday, February 19, 2024
Penn State Student Affairs

In advance of the student-created drinking event known as State Patty’s Day, both Penn State and State College Borough are working together to increase safety measures in an attempt to reduce excessive drinking and other negative impacts. State Patty’s Day is expected to take place Feb. 23-25. Penn State University Police and Public Safety will be working with the State College Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, and other local police departments to maintain a strong presence throughout the weekend. Tom Fountaine, State College Borough manager, and Andrea Dowhower, Penn State interim vice president for Student Affairs, asked members of the State College Tavern Owners Association to treat State Patty’s like any other weekend. The memo encouraged no drink specials, no extended hours, no themed promotions, and no other activities that may add to problems typically associated with this annual event. 

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