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Greek Life prohibition

Greek Life prohibition

February 07
16:52 2013

Ben Peyton / Senior Staff Writer

Alcohol has been banned from all Greek life events while the Dean of Students Maureen McGuiness, investigates student conduct violations before acting accordingly.

The ban follows the recent incident at the UNT Delta Sigma Phi fraternity house where a student fell over a stairway railing on Jan. 26 at 4:30 a.m.

The UNT Police Department conducted an 11-day investigation and found that minors were allegedly furnished alcohol on Jan. 25 and 26, and obtained warrants to arrest seven individuals.

McGuiness is accepting applications to be a member of the Task Force, which will be made up of Greek Life students, faculty and campus advisors to Greek organizations. The organization will promote responsible use of alcohol.

“At UNT, when we are made aware of issues involving our student body we take action,” said Elizabeth With, vice president of Student Affairs in a press release. “With the creation of this task force, we will be taking more aggressive steps to educate our students about the risks of underage drinking. And we are starting with our Greek community.”

The ban will be enforced in all Greek Life events on and off campus.

Morgan Ray, Zeta Tau Alpha and applied behavior analysis senior, believes that the ban is not just because of the incident at the Delta Sigma Phi house,  but also a number of incidents in the Greek Life community in the past couple of years.

“This incident could have happened to any one of us in the Greek community,” Ray said. “It was just the straw that broke the camels back.”

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