University of Wyoming President Richard McGinity and Chair of Business Ethics, Bill Daniels have written a note to UW students this Halloween.

The note urges caution, responsible drinking, and to look out for one another.

The note comes one year after a student was killed during a fight at a Halloween party, and another student was critically injured.

Here is the note from McGinity and Daniels:

Dear Students,

At the risk of sounding like your grandfather… or maybe even great-grandfather… I want you to know that your safety is very important to me and the entire UW community. With Halloween approaching, please think carefully about your plans. Keep your own safety -- and that of your friends -- uppermost in your minds. Here are a few suggestions.

Above all, look out for each other! Take responsibility for saying or doing something if you see a fellow cowboy or cowgirl in trouble. Be aware of your surroundings, and consider staying in a group of people you know well and can trust.

Our campus will be alive with activities all week! Make sure you enjoy a few of the great Halloween events that are planned. A list is available here: www.uwyo.edu/union/cac/halloweek.html.

If you are going to drink, do so legally and responsibly. Moderation is a must for your own safety and that of your friends. Set a limit for yourself, and stick to it. Plan on how to get home safely before you go out. Pour your own drinks and keep them in your possession at all times. Alternate alcoholic beverages with water and eat before, during and after drinking.

Know your resources, and program your phone with emergency information. On campus, UWPD may be reached at (307) 766-5179 or text keyword UWYO to 847411/TIP411. The Laramie Police Department may be reached at (307) 721-2526. Safe Ride may be reached at (307) 766-7433.

As adults and members of our community, your actions affect your future and those around you. You are responsible for knowing and abiding by the Student Code of Conduct(available here: http://bit.ly/1ihyHy3) . If you violate the law or Code of Conduct, you must understand that you will be held responsible and accountable.

The faculty and staff all join me in wishing you a safe and happy Halloween.

Richard C. McGinity
President
Bill Daniels Chair of Business Ethics