CSUSD Neighbors Complain About Out-of-Control Off-Campus Parties

Since January, CSUSD hasn’t suspended any students but has contacted 215 of them about violating the school’s coronavirus policies.

CSUSD Neighbors Complain About Out-of-Control Off-Campus Parties

San Diego, California – Town gown issues are heating up near California State University San Diego (CSUSD) as neighbors who live nearby are claiming off-campus parties involving students have gotten out of control.

Despite CSUSD officials asking students to not congregate in large crowds due to COVID-19 and issuing hundreds of citations since the start of the pandemic, the neighbors say not much is being done about the gatherings that have recently  become larger and more frequent, reports CBS8.

One local resident told the news station that the parties take place at all times of the day. The frequency of the gatherings is so high that local police can’t get to all of them.

Since January, CSUSD hasn’t suspended any students but has contacted 215 of them about violating the school’s coronavirus policies. In the previous semester, 55 students were suspended and 1,400 citations were issued for COVID-19 violations, reports CBS8.

San Diego isn’t the only location where people are partying more after being cooped up for more than a year due to the pandemic. Earlier this month, police had to break up a massive party near the campus of the University of Colorado, Boulder that had nearly 800 people in attendance. Many weren’t wearing masks or following COVID-19 regulations.

Additionally, last week spring breakers in Miami Beach, Florida overran the city, forcing officials to impose a curfew. On Saturday, officers released pepper spray balls on a rowdy crowd on Ocean Drive that refused to abide by the 8 p.m. curfew, reports the Associated Press. In the past six weeks, the Miami Beach Police Department has made 1,050 arrests, reports USA Today.

Social gatherings and parties have been linked to surges of the coronavirus.

About the Author

Robin Hattersley Gray

Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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