SU Chancellor says "party school" label is a wake-up call
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:23:44 GMT —
On Monday, the Princeton Review named Syracuse University the nation's top party school and now SU's Chancellor is speaking out about the label.
In his blog, Chancellor Kent Syverud says it's not a good thing for a university to be labeled number one in partying and wants this to be a wake-up call for SU. He goes on to say, "The hundreds of thousands of alumni, students, faculty and staff who have poured their lives into building Syracuse University did not do so primarily to create a party."
The Chancellor says the party school ranking means the university has two things to work on. He wants to make people around the world even more aware of the educational excellence at Syracuse. He also says the university has to pay even more attention than its peers to the aspects of student life and parties that get in the way of students succeeding.
Click here to read Chancellor Syverud's entire blog post.
The party school ranking is just of the lists published in the Princeton Review each year. About 130,000 students on 379 campuses were surveyed for the book, which contains 62 top-20 lists ranking factors like financial aid awards, athletic facilities and food.