UMass students disciplined for off-campus misbehavior down

AMHERST — Fewer incidents in Amherst during the recently completed academic year has meant fewer University of Massachusetts students being disciplined because of their off-campus behavior, according to a report compiled by the dean of students office. However, the number of students involved in major incidents remained almost the same.

The report, released Friday, covers Sept. 1 through May 12 and shows a 21.6 percent decline in incidents, from 468 in 2012-2013 to 367 in 2013-2014, and a 31.6 percent drop in students facing disciplinary action for these incidents, from 637 to 436.

UMass spokesman Edward Blaguszewski said the decline came despite a semester in which police made 55 arrests at the Blarney Blowout gatherings March 8. “The numbers, despite Blarney Blowout, were down.”

This spring’s noise-related tickets, summons and arrests dropped by 40 percent.

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