Monday, April 11, 2011

CommUNHiveristy on Suspension, UNH's Best Dance Crew Cancelled

It's all one big damn conspiracy! That's what this is!

It's hard to guess why a student org dedicated to promoting a better UNH community would be on suspension, but stuff happens I guess. This is really too bad, it is a great event for a great cause. I don't know what happened and I don't think I really care what happened, this just sounds like the UNH hierarchy is preventing a fantastic event and a charitable donation. Seriously UNH, way to be awesome.

The following message was sent out to those who were attending the event via the Facebook event page:


I am sorry to inform you that UNH's Best Dance Crew has been canceled. It is of no fault of you, the Johnson Theater or the MUB Ticket Office. This is a matter between CU and the Office of Conduct and Mediation. CU has been placed on interim suspension, where we have been for the last week, and we found out today, at about 5 p.m. that they were not going to lift the suspension. I know we have let you down, the fans coming out to see us again, and the new ones who were excited to see the greatest show to grace this school. We feel horrible for the potential charity that will no longer receive $600, and the Johnson Theater who has been great with helping us out. What stings for me is the effort I know dance crews have poured into this event. The ones who have been practicing for weeks and in some cases months, I am so sorry. The UNH Dance Team, I am sorry. We wanted to have this so bad, it was the highlight of my year last year and it was something I have counted down for the last 363 days. We are not allowed to go into detail about why we are on suspension, and because it is an ongoing matter we can't meet as an org, or have events. We offered to give the event to another org or club, even move it back a week with our involvement dissolved to nothing, but our backup wish was not granted. I know there is nothing I can say that will allow instant forgiveness nor do I want it, I am mad at me and you have every right to be as well. If you bought a ticket, we are going to the MUB ticket office tomorrow, and you should be able to get a full refund. I know one more time will not help, but I and the rest of CommUNHiversity are so sorry. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you for your time, and I am sorry we wasted yours.


UPDATE: Word is that TNH is trying to step up to host the event. It was originally scheduled for this Wednesday, but it might be moved back until next Wednesday. Props to TNH for trying keep it alive. Hopefully they will pull it off. CommUNHiversity will not be involved.


  1. Hmmm...That's weird. I have no idea what's going on in this situation, but the only other cases I can remember where (non-Greek) orgs were suspended was because of hazing or inappropriate behavior.

    I know Student Org Services always threatens to suspend orgs that miss Town Hall meetings, but I don't think that has ever actually happened. And it would be pretty weak if they canceled a fundraiser over that.

  2. It's about time something scandalous happened at UNH this year! Even though it's too bad that it had to do with commUNHiversity and UNH's Best Dance Crew.

  3. As an Alumus, I am disgusted what a travesty UNH has become just a year after I have graduated. I went to the UNH Best Dance Crew last year, and loved every minute of it. I am disappointed at the UNH Student Organizational Services (SOS) as well as especially the Office of Conduct and Mediation (OCM). Ugh.

    -- Morris L.

  4. It really is too bad...

    But here's my long shot prediction for why CommUNHiversity got in trouble: they were behind the spray paint tags... who knows though...

  5. Oh, New Hampshirite, you might be on to something!

  6. both mysteries that I would like solved. The spray paint tags and this suspension.

  7. Ohhh, I didn't even think of the connection with the tags.
    Not sure why they'd do that, I don't know how that encourages 'community' around UNH, unless it just gets people talking. But if that was them behind it then I can see why they'd be suspended. Seems extreme, but anything that damages the ascetics of campus would probably lead to suspension.
    That just sucks that the fundraiser was canceled as well. I know several people that were excited about performing and attending, plus the charity loses out on funds.

  8. UNH overreacts to a group that benefits more than just themselves: check.

    UNH looks the other way on heaps of bullshit everyone knows occurs at the SAFC orgs and Greek Life: check.

    Glad to see things haven't changed.

  9. CommUNHiversity is not behind the spray paint tags on campus, sorry to disappoint everyone. The reason why the organization is being suspended is a private matter, but we are all very happy to see TNH step up and host an event that will benefit charity and the UNH community ( our main organizational goal). Thanks for your support, CommUNHiversity is hoping to make a comeback in the near future.

  10. I don't think it will remain a private matter for long. When an org is suspended there is usually a disciplinary report to go with it. And, unlike student disciplinary reports, it can be requested as a public record. So, in a few weeks, an intrepid reporter could find out what is really going on.

  11. ^^, if we could only find such reporter...Get on it New Hampshirite, the people demand answers!