ALSO MAKING NEWS THIS AFTERNOON....
FRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES AT WSU HAVE CALLED A VOLUNTARY
TIME OUT ON LARGE SCALE PARTYING.
ON MONDAY, STUDENTS FROM
THE INTERFRATERNITY AND PANHELLENIC
COUNCILS ORDERED A SELF IMPOSED BAN ON ALL SOCIAL
EVENTS THAT COULD INVOLVE ALCOHOL.
KXLY FOUR'S JEFF HUMPHREY WAS IN PULLMAN TODAY WHERE
THE MORATORIUM IS HAVING A SOBERING IMPACT ON CAMPUS
sororities and fraternities here at wsu have essentially
checked themselves into rehab and plan to spend the
next five weeks reevaluating how to find a balance
between fun,safe partying and the more traditional
values of the greek system.
THE BLEND OF BOOZE AND COLLEGE LIFE EXISTS ON ALMOST
ANY CAMPUS AND IS CERTAINLY NOT JUST LIMITED TO THE
BUT HERE AT WSU, FRATERNITIES ARE OFTEN GROUND ZERO
FOR THE BAD THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN YOUNG PEOPLE
hospitalization visits, there's been a rise in that.
sexual assaults and rapes and that cannot continue
AND THAT'S WHY THE STUDENT-LED GREEK COUNCIL VOTED
UNANIMOUSLY TO BAN UPCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS LIKE THE
WINTER FORMAL AND OPEN FRAT PARTIES.
it's going back to the ideals each chapter was founded
on and the ideals of the greek community.
so community service, scholarship, programing.
all that good stuff that makes a greek community shine
in a positive light
THE COUNCIL IS ALSO CALLING FOR STUDENTS TO DO A BETTER
JOB TAKING CARE OF EACH OTHER ON BIG PARTY NIGHTS
AND NOT EXPLOIT SOMEONE WHO'S NOT CAPABLE OF TAKING
CARE OF THEMSELVES.
and we will be cougs helping cougs, doing that
so this self imposed moratorium expires january 9th
but even after that, frats and sororities have to
provide their respective councils a check list on
the steps being taken to prevent partying from reaching
reporting at wsu, jeff humphrey, kxly four.