Fraternities could hold social activities starting Oct. 10 if they meet conditions
CLEMSON — Clemson University officials have developed an interim policy to allow fraternities to hold social activities beginning October 10, provided they meet certain conditions.
Last week, Clemson suspended all social and new-member activities for all Inter-fraternity Council (IFC) chapters in the wake of multiple incidents involving fraternities this semester. The interim social policy provides a path to regain privileges.
Chapters deemed to be in good standing with the university – meaning they are not on any type of suspension, disciplinary probation or other sanction that would restrict social activities – may regain privileges by adhering to nationally recognized risk management policies and following certain guidelines for events involving alcohol.
Chapters not in good standing may regain privileges by complying with all existing expectations of their current sanction, following nationally recognized risk management policies and using a third-party vendor for any social activity involving alcohol.
To retain privileges, the chapters must hold a State of the Chapter meeting with Student Affairs staff by Nov. 1.
All IFC fraternities may continue to participate in events this semester that don’t fall under the conditions of the moratorium, including:
- Community-service and philanthropic fundraising activities;
- University-sponsored events that don’t involve alcohol, such as Homecoming, Tigerama, sporting events and Campus Recreation activities;
- General business meetings.
“A comprehensive, long-term plan is under development to enhance the Greek culture of safety and risk management, and address issues related to unacceptable behaviors,” said Gail DiSabatino, vice president for Student Affairs. “Greek life is an integral part of Clemson University and the Clemson experience for our students and the broader campus community. We are working with students to ensure that it continues to flourish.”
The university’s internal investigation into allegations of conduct code violations by fraternities is still under way.