The University of Alabama‘s student newspaper The Crimson White reported on the latest Greek Scorecard. Jacob Ritondo wrote:
The University of Alabama found that several Interfraternity Council organizations and one United Greek Council fraternity violated the University’s hazing and alcohol guidelines last fall, according to the fall 2022 Greek Scorecard. One fraternity was suspended, a first since 2019.
Every semester, the University’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life compiles a list, known as the “Greek Scorecard,” of every Greek organization that has violated rules pertaining to four categories: “hazing,” “alcohol,” “sexual misconduct,” or “other.”
Several organizations breached the University’s alcohol guidelines, which prohibits underage consumption of alcohol, serving alcohol to an underage student or knowingly allowing them to consume alcohol, using unlicensed common source or tap systems to hold alcohol, or participating in or possessing paraphernalia for drinking games.
Perhaps the Sober Nation concept hasn’t caught on in Greek Circles?
Off campus drinking may take up the slack if there is any curtailment of drinking at fraternity houses. Enforcement of drinking codes is entirely left up to the sponsoring organization for off-campus events. Both Kappa Kappa Gamma and Phi Beta Pi are planning farm parties.
The Greek God Dionysus, according to Wikipedia was called Bacchus by the Romans.
The Romans called him Bacchus for a frenzy he is said to induce called baccheia. As Dionysus Eleutherios (“the liberator”), his wine, music, and ecstatic dance free his followers from self-conscious fear and care, and subvert the oppressive restraints of the powerful.
Apparently there remain some “oppressive restraints” at the Capstone. But will there be any greater freedom in the pastures?
Walt Disney‘s 1940 masterpiece Fantasia featured an animated Bacchus.
Maybe where there’s a pasture… there’s a way in T-Town?