Rutgers University certainly wouldn't have a problem with this…
As the Jersey Shore cast begins partying it up in Italy, University of Florida students studying abroad have been warned not to partake in the Jerseyrrific festivities, at the risk of expulsion.
The drama all started when an abroad student partied on camera with the Jersey folks.
Here's the email that was sent to students following the incident:
"Any student who does agree to participate in the filming of the show, or who signs a waiver or legal agreement of any sort with MTV, will be dismissed from the program immediately."
While they're obviously still not a fan of their students partaying Jersey-style, UF Director of Public Affairs Janine Sikes released the following statement, contradicting the first email:
"Generally speaking, students may participate in activities outside their Study Abroad program as long as they meet the academic and living requirements of that program. This is a reversal of the UF administrator’s position."
We're glad to hear it! As long as students are responsible, don't party TOO hard, and maintain their grades, then we think they should def be allowed to spend a night at the club with Snooki and The Situation!
Do U think it would have been okay for the University of Florida to ban students from partying with the Jersey Shore cast?
UPDATE: University of Florida's Janine Sikes is saying that this is all untrue, and she's calling out TMZ, who originally broke the story:
"Signing a contract as described by TMZ would not violate UF's Student Conduct Code and students would not be subject to any discipline."
All types of conflicting stories here! What's the deal, UF? Are you guys down with Jersey Shore or what? LOLz.
[Image via WENN.]
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