Published: January 25, 2010
With the Gasparilla Pirate Fest only days away, University of Tampa
student leaders have collaborated with the Tampa Police Department to
help UT students stay safe this festival season.
Jan. 26, at 7 p.m., TPD will present an hour-long seminar on personal
safety and the new zero tolerance policy for underage drinking during
Gasparilla festivities. The seminar will be held in the Reeves Theater
in the Vaughn Center on the UT campus.
TPD Chief Jane Castor, a
UT alumna, will kick off a 30-minute personal safety training
presentation. The program’s goals are to remind students to be
responsible for their own safety, know their surroundings at all times
and to be aware and adhere to the buddy system. The program will also
include hands-on exercises.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with
the community and feel that the TPD presentation on campus will be
valuable for our students,” said Gina Firth, UT associate dean of
students. “The student response to the upcoming program, which is
sponsored by Student Government and Delta Sigma Pi, has been very