The tour guides say administrators made a "clarification" for the guide route to avoid one specific dorm. Pictured: A man tokes at the 420 celebration at Denver's Civic Center Park on April 20, 2014. (Joe Amon, Denver Post file)

Student tour guides instructed to avoid dorm that reeks of weed

SWARTHMORE, Pa. — Student tour guides at a college outside Philadelphia say they have been told not to bring prospective students or their parents into a dormitory because it frequently smelled of marijuana.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Swarthmore College tour guides say administrators told them that parents complained of getting a “contact high” when passing through Willets dorm.

The tour guides told the school newspaper , The Daily Gazette, they were instructed during a summer training session to stop visiting the dorm, but say they did not receive any complaints from parents themselves.

School officials say there wasn’t a policy change. They say administrators made a “clarification” for tour guides. They say visiting the dorm added too much time to the tours so they’ve “streamlined” the route.


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer