As of Thursday morning, September 23rd, 2010, alcohol possession is prohibited on all residences on Purdue’s campus, mandating all Greek houses and cooperatives go dry. The policy was adopted by the leadership of the cooperative houses, fraternities and sororities. The press release from the Interfraternity Council regarding the matter can be found after the break.
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In response to concerns raised over current campus social practices, the leadership of the cooperative houses, fraternities and sororities met together on Wednesday evening. They agreed to a social moratorium on drinking in their houses and chapter facilities, as well as any function with alcohol, regardless of location. This social action is to begin on the morning of Thursday September 23, 2010 and will continue indefinitely. During this time, the leadership will be meeting regularly to discuss long term solutions geared at creating a safer social culture at Purdue University. The presidents have agreed to reconvene next Wednesday to decide on an immediate plan of action.
Purdue’s fraternity and sorority life consists of 81 chapters organized into 4 separate councils: Interfraternity Council, Multicultural Greek Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Panhellenic Association. The Purdue Cooperative community consists of 12 houses, 7 women and 5 men, organized in the Purdue Cooperative Council.
For comments, contact Nick Kitchell president of the Interfraternity Council (219) 306-3439