TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The North American Interfraternity Conference plans to tighten the rules regarding the use of hard liquor at it's chapters activities, in response to many alcohol-related deaths.
The new rules go into effect Sept. 1 2019, for the organization's more than 6,000 fraternity chapters on 800 campuses in the United States and Canada.
Amy Hecht, Florida State University's Vice President for Student Affairs, says she welcomes the national organization's leadership on this issue.
"What it sends is a message that we're putting student's health and wellness first over things that might have been tradition in the past," said Hecht. "There has been noted on multiple occasions that while we're very supportive of fraternity and sorority life at Florida State, if this behavior continues the industry is going to suffer as a whole."
Hecht also says chapters can not purchase alcohol with chapter funds, so a third party would collect money per drink from the individual purchasing alcohol.