Growing Up Green: 1941-2015 : 1974 “Streaker Riot”

In the early morning hours of March 10, 1974 a crowd of NTSU students gathered outside Bruce Hall to watch their fellow students run naked on campus as part of a “streaking demonstration.” Suddenly, Denton city police officers, assisted by the campus Department of Public Safety, arrived to quell what they deemed a “riot” with clubs and bug spray. Despite bystanders’ protests that the event was a peaceful demonstration, 48 students were physically restrained and arrested for “disregarding a police officer.”