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Fling pictures; hilarity ensues. Credit: Dave walker

To help keep Spring Fling festivities under control, the Social Planning and Events Committee is recruiting 250 student volunteers for this year’s FlingSafe, a student-run program created five years ago to encourage safe decision-making among peers.

Applications for this year’s FlingSafe are due March 29, accessible at

Fling, which falls on April 16-17 this year, is associated with intoxicated revelry that has prompted the administration to consider keeping the event out of the Quad in the past. Last year, the Division of Public Safety responded to 24 Fling-related incidents, including 19 hospitalizations, two arrests and three investigations.

FlingSafe volunteers patrol the Quad to ensure student safety before University officials have to step in. For example, volunteers help out by fetching water or medical aid for inebriated or injured peers.

The program shows that “students can be responsible for their own Fling experience,” College senior and SPEC President Dasha Barannik said.

Volunteers sign up for two-hour work shifts. They receive a free ticket to this year’s concert, a free T-shirt and a chance to win other prizes for their efforts.

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