Michigan Fraternities Ban Liquor At Large Open Parties

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After voting concluded among the University of Michigan Interfraternity Council, a ruling was set in motion that will disallow fraternities from serving liquor at large, open parties, more specifically Tier IIIA and Tier IIIB parties. The council aims to curb binge drinking, and they feel beer-only parties will help to accomplish this.

From M Live:

University of Michigan’s Interfraternity Council this week changed its social responsibility policy to make all open parties — generally large parties that several fraternities and sororities are invited to — ‘beer only’ events.

The IFC represents 30 fraternities at U-M, and 27 fraternity presidents voted in favor of the change.

The idea behind the change is to curtail alcohol consumption at large, open parties, such as fraternity events during welcome week, Halloween and football games. Smaller parties, where attendance is limited to two fraternities and two sororities, are still allowed to serve liquor under the social responsibility guidelines.

IFC President Tommy Wydra on the news of the ruling coming down and the shockwaves it’s sending throughout Greek circles:

“Even people within my own fraternity, they’re like ‘Woah, what happened? What are you doing?'” Wydra said. “But then when you actually explain it to them they’re like ‘That makes sense.'”

That’s just what they’re saying to your face, Tommy.

[via M Live]

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