For the first time since late November 2014, Greek life activities will return to the University of Virginia after a Rolling Stone article alleged a woman was gang raped at a fraternity house.
In early December 2014, Rolling Stone editors acknowledged mistakes in the article's reporting but University officials refused to reinstate fraternities and sororities. In the meantime, a group of faculty and students were asked to review Greek life policies, practices, organization, structure and resources.
U.Va. President Teresa Sullivan announced Tuesday Greek life will be reinstated at the university under specific stipulations, including:
- Three brothers must be sober at each fraternity party
- An outside security agent (hired through a vendor) must remain at the fraternity entry point during a party
- Restrictions on hard liquor service at certain events
All fraternity and sorority presidents must sign the the rules by Jan. 16.
Classes at U.Va. resume Monday, though some formal recruitment events start this week.