Last week, for the second time in four months, a New York judge threw out a lawsuit brought by a group of alumni who sought to block Colgate University from purchasing their fraternity’s house.
Around 65 members of Beta Theta Pi, approximately 5 percent of the members of the alumni corporation, filed a lawsuit in October 2005, alleging that Colgate forced the sale against the will of some of the corporation.
Snow College is a two-year state college located in the heart of Utah. About 80 percent of its 4,000 students are members of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints. As part of their Mormon faith, many eschew the use of drugs, alcohol and even caffeine.
But these religious roots haven’t kept the campus free from drugs, and health experts caution that administrators at religious campuses can’t assume that their students are immune from drug and alcohol abuse.