Dear Parents and Family Members:
I hope you and your student are settling nicely into the new semester.
With the return of the students comes an increase in outdoor activities in Cortland. This compels me to explain a farily new oridnance in the City of Cortland that affects our off-campus student renters. It is commonly referred to as the "Social Host" ordinance. Essentially, if there is evidence that underage drinking is happening on a property, the person(s) renting that property who are on the premises, whether or not they are providing alcohol or had invited the guests, can be held responsible, issued a ticket (which is considered an arrest) and fined up to $250. For example, if a person is in their rented house/apartment and a party is happening on their lawn with underage drinking, regardless of whether he/she threw the party or had anything to do with supplying alcohol, he/she can be issued that ticket for "allowing" the underage drinking to happen. It puts the responsibility of dipersing the party on the property renters. In this instance, he/she needs to call the police.
On a more pleasant note, Family Weekend will be here before we know it. This year's dates are October 31 through November 2, and more information will be mailed out and available on the website by September 22.
Christopher A. Kuretich
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
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