66 Frats ban liquor over 15%

The Associated Press reports that a trade organization representing  most  US and Canadian fraternities has ruled that its members have a year “to prohibit drinks with an alcohol content of 15 percent or more from fraternity chapters and events, unless it is served by licensed third-party vendors”.

Founded in 1909, the North-American Interfraternity Conference, Inc. is the trade association representing 66 International and National Men’s Fraternities.

The rule was adopted August  27 in a “near-unanimous vote” and must be implemented by Sept. 1, 2019, according to the A.P.

The group claims 66 member fraternities with 6,186 chapters on 800 campuses.

The article cited stories of pledges suffering alcohol-related deaths at Penn State and Louisiana State last year.