This is your classic case of bias, overreaction, and doing things that won’t make any real difference at all just to save face.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Fraternity parties at Marshall University have been banned until each Fraternity Chapter completes an approved risk management training course.
School officials issued the guidelines Thursday in response to a back to school party Aug. 22 which consisted of a number of students from several parties along Fifth Avenue in Huntington. They said the parities blocked the road and backed up traffic.
Previous reports indicated many were cited for underage drinking, public intoxication and obstruction, but school officials said the only charges filed were against two fraternities for violating the city’s noise ordinance and no arrests were made.
Although the risk training will be required, no sanctions will be imposed on the fraternities, officials said. If the guidelines are violated, a fraternity could be placed on probation, suspension and could lead to a chapter revocation.
“A number of students from several parties” were gathered in the street, but only the two fraternities had charges filed against them, because of course. There is a humongous, unplanned, and unregistered block party in which hundreds of people are taking part, but only the two big dastardly fratboy party chapters get in trouble because clearly they’re the evil ones here and not all the GDIs who not only showed up and coaxed the whole thing on, but also held parties of their own. We try to be nice to them and this is what happens.
Also, “an approved risk management training course?” Here’s my assumption on this one: it’ll include a “required speaker workshop” that the fraternities won’t schedule, and end with a sign-in sheet that will still be filled out and reflect 105 percent attendance (somehow) at the event even though it never happened.
Enjoy that speaker, Marshall fraternity dudes..