U. of Tennessee Develops Task Force to Regulate Frat Activity

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee (UT) will begin implementing changes for fraternities on campus following a September incident where a 20-year-old Pi Kappa Alpha brother was hospitalized after inserting wine via a rubber tube into his rectum.

The incident prompted UT to form a 25-member task force to examine how to regulate fraternity behavior, knoxnews.com reports. The task force recommended several initiative, including requiring all fraternities to have a live-in house director by fall 2014. Additionally, the Interfraternity Council has raised the grade point average requirement for members to 2.75.

Fraternities have also discussed providing extra security on the weekends. One option would be to hire off-duty UT police officers. University officials are also contemplating the “Good Samaritan” policy, an amnesty program for drunken students who need medical attention.

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