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Call for Green Jacket volunteers

On Monday, Assistant Vice President for Capital and Facilities Planning Christine Sheets and Associate Vice President for Risk Management and Safety Joe Adams sent an email to all Athens faculty and staff requesting Green Jacket volunteers to help during Halloween.

Dear Colleagues:

The 2012 Halloween street party in the City of Athens is Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. The University utilizes a volunteer program, known as "Green Jackets," to provide an additional presence on campus and in surrounding areas in an effort to help keep the Ohio University community safe during the celebration. We are writing today to ask for the assistance of faculty and administrative staff.

Please consider volunteering to be a Green Jacket. Each pair or group of volunteers walks designated areas equipped with a flashlight, two-way radio, and a clearly marked Ohio University staff jacket and hat. The Green Jacket's role is to be a presence to help keep misbehavior to a minimum, provide assistance when necessary, serve as community eyes and ears and as a conduit to police (if needed), and check the doors of buildings. The shift is six hours (9 p.m. to 3 a.m.) and food and beverages will be provided during breaks. Volunteers will receive a $50 gift card to Baker University Center in appreciation for their efforts.

Typically, 80-100 Green Jacket volunteers cover the campus and near campus areas on Saturday evening. If interested, please contact Jen Maskiell at flowersj@ohio.edu no later than Friday, Oct. 19.

Thank you for considering this request. The work we all do is important to maintaining the safety and security of our campus community.


Christine Sheets
Assistant Vice President
Capital and Facilities Planning

Joe Adams
Associate Vice President
Risk Management and Safety