What's new for this year’s Homecoming?
Lafayette College is sponsoring several events for Homecoming 2016, on College Hill and downtown at the Williams Arts Campus. Students are encouraged to participate in these activities as well as the tailgates on Markle Parking Decks. Without exception, existing College policies are in place on Homecoming, while the continued enforcement of Pennsylvania State law will be visible. The College will employ the same number of Easton Police and College Public Safety officers this year to ensure that all those who participate in the day’s activities can do so safely and in compliance with College policy and Commonwealth Law.
When and where can we pick up student tickets?
Lafayette students receive complimentary admission to all home football games with the presentation of a valid Lafayette College ID, with the exception of the Lafayette vs. Lehigh football game and all Patriot League Championship events. Students just need to show their Lafayette College ID at the entrance to the Stadium to receive their free ticket to the game.
Who can drink alcohol during Homecoming?
Under Pennsylvania Law, students must be 21 years of age or older to drink alcohol. Students who choose to drink alcohol at any tailgates should be ready and willing to produce identification to Police, Public Safety, security personnel, or College officials when asked.
What safety precautions is the College utilizing to keep students and alumni safe at Homecoming?
In addition to issuing these expectations and enforcing College policy and PA law, the College will open Baily Health Center between 11am and 3pm on Homecoming. The College previously distributed safety information within the Student Handbook and via the College web sites. Please keep in mind that, in accordance with the Good Samaritan Policy, students will not be disciplined for seeking help for themselves or other students who are intoxicated.
To whom is Leopards' Lane pre-Game open?
Leopards’ Lane is open to Lafayette students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and their guests.
Is your enforcement of the legal drinking age of 21 driving students to drink in their rooms or “underground,” where it more dangerous?
The College must comply with the laws of the Commonwealth of PA and therefore cannot condone underage consumption of alcohol. Enforcement of the law does not drive drinking underground; the choice to drink is always up to an individual. The College has followed guidelines issued by the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in education, outreach, education and social programming, including the following:
- Providing alcohol education
- Limiting alcohol availability and enforcing underage-drinking laws
- Providing alcohol-free campus activities
- Notifying parents of alcohol-related infractions
- Forming campus-community partnerships
- Publicizing and enforcing underage drinking and zero-tolerance laws for drivers under age 21
- Establishing partnerships between the college and the local residential and business communities to reduce access to alcohol and to address violations
- Working to build a comprehensive program of evidence-based strategies can help address high risk, harmful student drinking.