NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - UMass released a discipline report focused on students who got in trouble with the law.
The report was released Tuesday and it not only details the number of students disciplined in the last year, but it also outlines an aggressive strategy to curb the problem of unruly students in the town.
The Dean of Students says 8 out of 10 students involved received sanctions for violating the University's Code of Conduct. Sanctions range from a reprimand to suspension and expulsion.
In the last six months, 519 students were involved in incidents involving unruly behavior. So far, 375 have received sanctions, eight have been suspended. At least a third of those involved in off-campus incidents had a history of bad behavior.
The Dean of Students says this type of behavior will not be tolerated and they do plan to amp up police patrols in the area; especially on the weekends.
On Thursday, the university will meet with local landlords and property managers to find ways to help manage student behavior this spring.