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Local News in Brief : CSUN Fraternities Bar Alcohol for Rush Week

Alcoholic beverages will not be served at rush-week fraternity recruitment parties this fall at California State University, Northridge, the school’s Inter-Fraternity Council ruled Tuesday.

Joe Miller, council president, said the vote was 8 to 2, with one abstention, in favor of a “dry” rush policy. Miller would not say which fraternities voted against the policy or why one abstained, only that “they vote the way they feel.”

Although the council’s ruling only applies to next semester’s rush week, Miller said the vote “will set a precedent that will probably be followed in the future.”

In ruling against the serving of alcoholic beverages during rush week, fraternities at CSUN are following a policy enacted at about 250 universities across the country.

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Rush week is the time, usually at the start of each semester, when fraternities entertain non-members, then select which they will offer membership.


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