Dear Lafayette students, faculty, and staff:
As you know, the Easton area has experienced two power outages in the last two weeks that have impacted the College. Unfortunately, the 171 residents of six on-campus buildings (Chi Phi, Lavender Lane, Conway, Pi Phi, Alpha Phi, and Delta Upsilon) have experienced much longer delays in having electrical power restored after both of these outages. The students residing in these six residence halls have endured a lot as a result of these extended outages, and all of us in the senior administration sincerely apologize to them for the inconveniences and stress that these predicaments have created.
Now that power has been fully restored on campus, we thought you may want to know what we have learned from these problems and the steps that the College is taking to prevent them in the future.
The facts behind these outages are as follows:
The College has taken several steps to support those impacted the most by the recent power outages and is also making changes that will help mitigate and prevent future power outages:
We appreciate everyone’s patience and support for one another through the recent power outages and as we make these important improvements to our utility operations.
Vice President for Student Life
Director of Facilities Operations