Following conversations with leaders in both fraternities and sororities, Residential Education (ResEd) plans to launch a new class this spring for new pledges in the Greek community. Plans to implement an educational component to the pledging process were initially met with complaints by members of the Greek community because of a cited lack of communication with ResEd.
In the beginning weeks of fall quarter, 16 students were transported to the hospital for alcohol-related incidents, said Ralph Castro, manager of the Substance Abuse Prevention Program at Vaden Health Center. The number represents an increased rate from the 61 total transports reported during the 2009-10 school year and is of growing concern among administrators and dorm staff.
Campus officials have put housed fraternity Kappa Sigma on provisional alcohol and party suspension for conduct and possible policy violations during New Student Orientation, according to Nate Boswell, associate director of Residential Education (ResEd) on the Row.
Although the decision has already been made to renew funding for four more years of the online alcohol education program AlcoholEdu, University and county officials are still monitoring the ramifications of the survey data that in part bolstered the program’s renewal bid.