Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jaclyn Wulf’s family and friends. Such a tragedy touches the hearts of the entire Miami University community, including us alumni. While we did not know her personally, we can say that because she was a part of our community, she was one of us.
It was, and is, lives like Jaclyn’s that the two of us ran for Student Body President and Student Body Vice President, with the desire to implement a “Good Samaritan” alcohol policy; something we both deeply cared about. Over our term, we were able to successfully accomplish this policy, thanks to the work of Associated Student Government, The Office of Student Affairs and President David Hodge. All of us wanted to help make sure that tragedies, such as this one, would not happen, and that our students always felt safe.
While we mourn the loss of this Miamian, it is important to make sure this does not happen in the future. The “Good Samaritan” policy is in place to encourage that. With this policy, you can call for help without facing any code violation penalty. We do not want anyone to feel like they are not able to use it. If you think a friend is showing signs of alcohol poisoning, do not hesitate to call right away, and absolutely nothing will appear on your transcript. Nothing.
This policy is in place to save students’ lives. Its only requirement is that students use it, and we hope you do.
Stay safe and have a great rest of the semester.
Love and honor,
John Stefanski ’13
Student Body President Emeritus
Lizzie Litzow ’13
Student Body Vice President Emeritus