According to student newspaper the Panther, the problem for Chapman isn't the run itself. Rather, it's the after parties. Unlike in past semesters, there won't be a school-sponsored event following the May 19 run, and anyone caught hosting a party will face probation.
Last semester, a sexual assault was reported to have occurs at the after-party and contributed to why administrators chose to discontinue supporting the after-party.
“We felt like it was not an environment that was easy to ensure safety,” Price said.
The after-party has also increased student turnout when students should be studying for finals, he said.
“My preference is that students find another tradition,” Price said. “We are trying to reclaim the normalness of Wednesday night on finals week.”
Fear not, though, Chapman under-wearers. An intrepid undergrad has announced on Facebook that he'll be hosting a shindig off campus–at a secret location! Not even the 1,800 kids who have already RSVP'd know where it'll be. They'll be taken there by buses. Anyone else think this sounds like a Joe Francis plot?
THE BAD NEWS:
So I'm gonna cut right to the chase..
Chapman has been putting major pressure on me to NOT host an off campus
after party. I don't want to piss them off. I will be canceling the off
campus after party for this year.
THE GOOD NEWS:
The Undie-Run is still going to happen. Please meet at the Attallah Piazza
for the start of the Undie-Run. Memorial Hall/Lawn will be closed.
To show support for the after party bring an extra pair of undies and toss
it in the tree next to the gym. (you'll see a sign).
See you at 11:45 Wed night Attallah Piazza
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