A-State Greek Life social events to resume Saturday

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Social activities for Greek Life students on the campus of Arkansas State University will resume Saturday, April 1.

Since late February, social events like formals, semi-formals, and date nights were canceled for A-State fraternities and sororities.

The suspension came after a series of incidents on campus, including a reported rape at the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house.

"During this time, the University conducted educational training sessions emphasizing social function management, awareness of alcohol use and misuse, student conduct, Title IX, bystander intervention, and the Silent Witness Program," Dr. William Stripling, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at A-State said in an email Friday.

Dr. Stripling said the purpose of the sessions was to provide Greek Life members with a better understanding of the responsibilities and rights of A-State's Greek chapter membership.

Initially, there were plans to hold two meetings, one for sorority members and one for fraternity members, but in the end, there were four different meetings where Greek Life members could take part in the sessions.

"With the exception of a handful of excused or unavoidable individual circumstances, we are pleased that all groups complied with the attendance requirements," Dr. Stripling said. "Based upon the response and participation of all organizations, we will allow the resumption of social activities on April 1."

Dr. Stripling said moving forward, the University pledges a continued commitment of education and support for the Greek community.

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