The North American Interfraternity Conference has recently voted to ban hard liquor, and anything with more than 15% alcohol, in their fraternities. The action was taken after numerous hazing incidents, involving alcohol, resulted in student deaths followed by lawsuits.
“The conference represents over 80 percent of fraternities nationwide.” The ban will take effect in an effort to create a more positive environment on over 800 college campuses.
Though it will be difficult to ensure that no alcohol over 15% is brought onto the campus, the ban is a step in the right direction towards a safer environment for students.
Source: New York Times