PULLMAN, Wash -

The Washington State University Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council has banned all social events put on by fraternities and sororities on campus, effective Monday night.

According to a letter addressed to WSU students, administration, faculty, family and friends, the ban stems from the growing number of alcohol-related incidents in the WSU Greek Community this semester.

"Throughout this fall semester, there has been a concerning rise in the number of assaults, rapes, falls and hospitalizations due to the overuse of alcohol and/or drugs by Greek members in the community. The reoccurrence of these incidents have been associated with the irresponsibility of alcohol and drug consumption by persons in our chapters. It is necessary to understand that although incidents like these may hurt the image of an individual chapter, they also greatly degrade the perception and credibility of Greek Life at Washington State University. With the current negative reputation our community possesses, it is needless to say that the future of Greek Life at this institution is in jeopardy."

The Greek chapters will be exonerated from the moratorium after completing a checklist during the 2017 Spring semester.

You can read the entire letter here.