Marshall: Frats, sororities must do risk management training

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 11, 2015 at 1:11 p.m.

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is requiring its fraternity and sorority chapters to undergo training for risk management and party hosting after hundreds of students had to be dispersed by police last month.

Marshall says in a news release the training must be completed before the chapters can host social events.

Those that don't follow the guidelines can be placed on probation for a semester for a first violation and would be suspended for a semester for a second violation in a calendar year. A chapter would lose its status for a third calendar-year violation.

The release says the university's Interfraternity Council also passed a policy barring events involving alcohol during the week before classes begin and the first week of classes, and during recruitment events in the second and third weeks.

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