By Katie Evans
March 29, 2014
Pig Roast is a spring tradition at University of Richmond made famous by its barbecue, fraternity lodge parties and underage drinking.
Eric Beatty, Richmond's police lieutenant, said in fact, the past rate of calls for police service on Pig Roast had not been much more than on a Friday night, but since Pig Roast was an all-day event, the number of violations went up.
Beatty said last year there had been only a few traffic violations and two arrests on charges of public intoxication.
Although none of the procedures for Pig Roast this year have changed, Joe Boehman, dean of Richmond College, said the two variables for the event would be the rain and the number of fraternities that were on probation.
This year, only four of the lodges that are hosting events will have alcohol for students who are over 21.