One of the highlights of the year for Occidental College fraternities and sororities is Toga, a late-night bash hosted by the women of Alpha Lamba Phi Alpha and held on the grounds of the Eagle Rock campus. But there is talk once again that Toga will be banned after four students needed medical treatment during this year’s party held on Saturday, Oct. 8, reports the Occidental Weekly, the college paper. The first paramedics arrived on the scene less than two hours after Toga’s scheduled start time of 10 p.m.. Said the Weekly:
The first incident of the evening occurred at 11:47 p.m., when a student was found unresponsive on the lawn outside of the Cooler. The student was transported to Glendale Adventist Hospital.
Two more students were reported with “alcohol poisoning” later in the evening, and also required transfer to Glendale Adventist. The fourth student who required transfer had consumed alcohol, but required transfer due to a fall and subsequent injury.
While having four students sent to the hospital is bad enough, this year’s Toga was relatively tame compared to last year’s party when 13 students required medical treatment, according to the Weekly, which posted a photo of toga-clad students walking in front of fire department ambulances.
College spokesman James Tranquada told The Eastsider that privacy regulations prevented him from providing any medical updates on the students. “No decision has been made on next year’s Toga,” he said.