A Room of One's Own (With Booze)

January 20, 2015

The national debate over sexual assault on campus has prompted some sororities to reconsider their long-time bans on drinking in their houses, The New York Times reported. The rules save sorority members money on insurance. But the article noted that the policies leave many sorority women reliant on fraternities to organize and host parties, meaning that these events will take place in fraternity houses where sorority members don't set the rules, don't know what's in the punch, and don't always know the quickest way out if they want to leave. Advocates for changing the policy don't say it would eliminate sexual assault on campus, but speculate that events organized by women would be safer.

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