Two years ago, noise from parties on the Row would wake up political science professor Clayton Nall’s infant child at two or three in the morning. Despite Nall’s short commute, says his wife Marina Gruver: “We hate it here.”
Following an alleged drugging incident last month by a non-Stanford student at an event hosted by Sigma Chi, the alumni organization that owns the Sigma Chi house says it will ban alcohol from the house completely starting this April and has restricted social events that can be hosted there.
Suites Eating Clubs will remain a student-run entity next year, an outcome reflecting a series of weekly negotiations between Residential Education (ResEd) officials, Suites residents and Governor’s Corner Dining Societies (GCDS) leadership.
Stanford’s decision to end Suites Dining’s student management has prompted anger and disbelief from Suites residents and alumni.
The rationales put forward by Residential Education as grounds for ending Suites Dining’s student management appear questionable and incomplete.
Prospective outside vendor Student Organized Services has extensive personal and professional ties to Residential Education.
Increased ResEd interference has already hindered the effective management of Suites Dining.
The new alcohol policies within fraternities come amid a larger conversation between administrators and fraternity leaders about the relationship between the Greek system, campus alcohol culture and the freshman experience.