Drinking ban lifted from University fraternities

by Shannon Lee
The Interfraternity Council lifted an alcohol ban that followed three reported sexual assaults at University of Minnesota fraternities.
In lieu of the ban, fraternity members will have to comply with a new set of policies.
Fraternities will only be allowed to have alcohol present at social gatherings when guests do not outnumber the amount of fraternity members present. Alcohol will still be banned from parties with larger numbers of guests.
Volunteers from other fraternity houses will enforce the new policy at social events. Chad Ellsworth, program director for the Office for Fraternity and Sorority Life, told the Star Tribune that appropriate enforcement of the policy by volunteers is crucial in ensuring the regulation works.
If the new policy is lifted in the future, the IFC considered the possibility of hiring a private security guard for fraternity parties, reported the Minnesota Daily.

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