A committee organized by the University of Tennessee discovered a litany of behavioral issues in recent history among the Greek community on campus.
The group found that 14 fraternities were sanctioned 30 times in the last five years, tallying 68 violations that include alcohol abuse, physical abuse, hazing and nudity.
Of course, the most significant of these events — which I believe includes every one of the above mentioned violations in a single incident — is the very disturbing, very unfortunate, very infamous Pike house butt-chugging debacle, where a young Pike was accused of consuming Franzia wine through a beer funnel via his willing asshole. This national attention-grabbing story led to the committee’s investigation and proceeding actions.
Their recommended remedy for the widespread Greek-related chaos, among other things, is a full-time, live-in fraternity house director that will monitor and regulate the actions of the fraternities.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reported the committee’s recommendations include fulltime directors living in fraternity houses, amnesty for drunken students and their friends when seeking medical help and the online posting of sanctions against fraternities and sororities.
“Alcohol, for this age group, is and will continue to be our biggest issue. It is the root of most of our crimes,” said UT Police Chief Troy Lane. “There obviously was an issue that made us all kind of decide enough is enough. But we’re really not dealing with anything that any other college isn’t dealing with.”
Fraternity house RAs, basically.
No word yet, as far as I can tell, on if this proposal will actually go into effect, but I’ll venture a guess and say it won’t. Aside from the logistical impracticality of a live-in, fraternity house babysitter, this sounds like an idea the Soviets would institute.
You’re better than that, UT.
[via Times News]
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