Temple University cancels Spring Fling

Temple has canceled Spring Fling. Credit: Metro file photo
Spring Fling came about as a way to unite the campus when Temple was still a largely commuter school.
Credit: Metro Archive

Temple University has canceled its annual Spring Fling event.

The school announced the cancellation on Monday. The decision comes in the wake of disturbing reports of raucous parties and binge drinking during the 2012 event, as well as the death of a visiting student who fell from the roof of an off-campus student home where a party was being hosted.

The school will work with student groups to organize and promote other activities next spring.

Spring Fling began at Temple when the North Broad Street campus was largely a commuter school. The event served as a way to bring together the student body.

But Spring Fling’s original intent disappeared like beer suds down the drain in a frat house basement in recent years.

“A dangerous culture of high-risk drinking has infiltrated the event, undermining our academic mission and our duty to safeguard student health and wellness,” said Temple Dean of Students Stephanie Ives in a statement announcing the event’s cancellation.


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