Quinnipiac is on the edge of losing their contract with Dattco for transport of students to New Haven after several cases of public urination near or on the shuttles.
"We've noticed a spike in reports of public urination by parishioners and clergy members who run churches on the green," said New Haven Police Department Public Information Officer David Hartman.
Thirty-eight students have been cited by New Haven police in the past two months for infractions relating to public urination. Those cited for the infractions have to mail in a fine. A person who doesn't have identification or has failed in the past to pay a fine is taken into custody.
"There is certain criteria an officer has to follow," Hartman said. "It's less about judgment and more about criteria."
The Town of New Haven wants students to know that the behavior is stupid, immature, irresponsible and won't be tolerated, said Vice President and Dean of Students Manuel Carreiro.
Thirty-two out the 38 citations were for females, Carreiro said. In addition, Quinnipiac has more citations than any other school in the New Haven area from the New Haven Police Department.
Carreiro also said that he wanted students to know the shuttle system is a privilege.
QU security posted a guard near an alleyway where one student recently urinated, however, some students have found other ways to relieve themselves.
Student Government Association (SGA) will be spearheading a campaign to educate students about how the continued behavior may result in the loss of the shuttle to New Haven.
"This has to be a long-term campaign because it is a much needed culture change," said SGA Class of 2012 representative Andrew Mcdermott.
Stay with The Quad News as this story develops.