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U of I fraternities, sororities self-impose moratorium on events involving alcohol

The student governing councils of the University of Idaho’s fraternities and sororities have self-imposed a moratorium on all alcohol-related activities, in response to hazing and alcohol-related incidents across the nation over the past year. Sammy Crofoot, Intrafraternity Council president, said, “We decided to come together as a community to make the changes necessary to ensure the longevity of a healthy and safe experience in Greek life.”

The moratorium was unanimously approved by the Intrafraternity Council, the Panhellenic Council and the Multicultural Greek Council, the student-led govering bodies that oversee 34 fraternities and sororities at the U of I.

“The decision is a good example of laudable self-governance,” said U of I President Chuck Staben. “For our students to step up and take this on themselves, proactively, is proof of leadership in our student body.”

The moratorium will extend until specific benchmarks, set by student affairs and Greek leaders, are met by each house.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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