More details on the U of Minnesota's Greek party police
Here's an update to the story of the University of Minnesota Greek system ending its alcohol ban and replacing it with a new monitoring and enforcement system.
The Minnesota Daily calls next spring's new system, named Arkeo, the "Greek party police":
Arkeo is meant to do more than prevent sexual assault, said Chad Ellsworth, coordinator of the Office of Fraternity and Sorority life.
... The group will enforce a “BYOB” — short for “Bring Your Own Beer” — policy, forbid hard alcohol at parties, implement set guest lists and identify underage attendees, possibly with colored wristbands, Thompson said. Volunteers will have a checklist of Arkeo’s policies, he said.
While Arkeo volunteers will ensure the policies are being followed, Thompson said it is up to IFC to enforce punishment for any wrongdoing, based on reports from Arkeo volunteers.
Volunteers will also undergo a mandatory training of at least 10 hours before attending any events, Thompson said. Additional training will follow throughout the semester as well.
Thompson said that the group will consist of 10 to 15 IFC affiliated fraternities and another five to 10 sororities.
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