Attorney addresses Interfraternity Council on personal rights

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By Vera Greene
Collegian Staff Writer
October 13, 2010
At its meeting on Tuesday night, the Interfraternity Council (IFC) hosted State College attorney Andrew Shubin.
Shubin talked about knowing one’s rights, Vice President for Standards Nick Rodriguez said, but the presentation was aimed more at fraternities.
Tom Piarulli, Vice President for Risk Management, said this kind of presentation is especially important for organizations like fraternities that have a house and property.
“It’s good to know your rights as a college student and a fraternity in general,” Piarulli (senior-security and risk analysis) said, “Plus, we want to make sure we’re in compliance with borough regulations.”
Shubin originally reached out to the IFC to come to Tuesday’s meeting.
“He’s really proactive,” Vice President for Public Relations Dan Cartwright said, “He did his presentation for free in order to get fraternities to bring him to their house for a more formal presentation.”
Cartwright (senior-energy, business and finance) said although Shubin has never been to his fraternity, he seems like a “personable and relatable guy.”
Piarulli said after seeing tonight’s presentation, he’d like to bring Shubin to his fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau, 408 E. Fairmount Ave.
“He seems like he knows a lot,” Piarulli said. “He’s been giving presentations for fraternities for a while now, so he’s seen a lot.”