BrockU condemns actions of some students on St. Patrick's Day

Brock University is not happy with the way some students have celebrated St. Patrick's Day.

According to a media release, a large group of people, including Brock students, gathered on a residential street near the Pen Centre on St. Patrick's Day. 

The gathering was eventually shut down by the Niagara Regional Police.

A group volunteers made up of students and staff went to the area Saturday morning to clean up garbage left behind from the "unfortunate actions of some students".

"These deplorable actions do not reflect Brock University's culture or values and this group, both from Brock and elsewhere, do not represent our student population of almost 19,000," said Interim President Tom Traves.

Leading up to St. Patrick's Day, University staff canvased multiple high-density student residential areas to give a reminder about the importance of being responsible citizens, and to hand out garbage bags and tags, responsible drinking guides, taxi numbers and other information.

Brock University is working with the NRPS and has committed to meeting with them and the City of St. Catharines to discuss how this type of incident can be prevented in the future.