Alumna disapproves of tailgate policy
I write this letter not only as an alumna, but as a former contributor to the Towerlight, member of the sorority Phi Sigma Sigma, a Panhellenic board member and a former employee of the University.
Reading about the recent tailgate restrictions makes me truly sick, and I am glad that my years at Towson have come to a close. Even as an alumna this is truly disheartening, as I was planning on visiting for the tailgate this year.
The only thing that I truly have to say about this recent change is that it shows the University’s lack of understanding when it comes to their students. Teri Hall and staff believe that putting restrictions on students will help this situation.
They could not be more wrong. I have learned from my Towson experience that more restrictions will only make students more rebellious.
What do I mean by this?
I mean that students will binge, and I mean binge drink in their rooms, before going to the tailgate.
That is if they go at all. Does that seem safe? Or they will drink in their houses and apartments and show zero support at all for the football team just when they were getting good.
Personally I take offense to the comment that this restriction will attract the “right” people. I would not be participating in this if I were a student.
I graduated with a dual major, was a part of several on campus committees and now three months after graduation, hold a full-time teaching position.
I am sorry I am not the type of person you want there just because like many others, while in college, I enjoyed a good beer bong on a Saturday afternoon.
What Teri and the University need to realize is that we are going to drink.
They need to encourage safety, not abstinence.
Do we all remember the Mean Girls quote, “If you have sex you will get Chlamydia and die?”
Well Teri Hall is saying “If you like to drink, you will get too drunk, and you will embarrass us,” instead of saying “drink safely, and don’t down a fifth of Burnett’s before coming to tailgate.”
I will still be coming to Towson for homecoming, but it remains to be seen if I will be attending the tailgate.
As for all future donations to the University, they will be made to my sorority, not the University.
Just until they realize what an unrealistic, unsafe and boring life they are promoting at Towson.