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 a large get-together resulted in several emergency calls and four 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.” she said.
McDougall said it’s believed the party was hosted by students involved with the College of Agriculture and Bioresource.
The university issued a statement Friday to students, stressing 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.”
Statement from the University of Saskatchewan
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 behaviour is 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.