Under the new agreement, fraternities can no longer serve or possess hard alcohol. Beer and wine are allowed for over 21st birthdays, but only if the wine is poured within sight by a sober member and the beer is in its original unro spoke box or bottle. The Greek chapters must also hire a professional residential advisor to live in the house. In 2013, the Kentucky Supreme Court held that “a fraternity house should be treated as a fourth-amendment home,” a decision also shared by the Ohio Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for seventh circuit, of which Indiana is a member. However, in these cases, police officers were assigned to unannounced homes. The law is less clear for a situation like Indiana, where chapters must sign an agreement authorizing pre-emptive searches. The closure is part of an agreement on Indiana University and the chapter on the repair of fines or lawsuits by the Department of Health. Margie Smith-Simmons, a spokeswoman for Indiana University, said the policy will not change the way fraternities and sororities interact with the university, adding that the agreement was only the first time the directive was written. “The new Greek agreement codifies a practice we already had,” Smith-Simmons said. “We want to ensure that Greek life can thrive on our campus and continue to play a role in the development of our students while protecting them.
The provisions of this agreement are really only in terms of the health and safety of our students. “Authorized university staff may enter common premises and private spaces if there is reason to believe that violations of this agreement, policy or law of Indiana University are committed and that a delay in the nature of a search warrant would endanger the health and safety of residents or lead to the probable destruction of evidence”. , says the agreement. The agreement is similar to that of many private universities. At Carnegie Mellon University, for example, fraternities and sororities agree to allow Carnegie Mellon or its agents, including Carnegie Mellon security agents, to enter the common areas of the plant at any time to determine whether Carnegie Mellon`s laws or rules or rules are violated there. This fall, for the first time, Indiana University fraternities and sororities must sign an agreement that would allow university employees, including police officers, to enter and search their homes if there is a fundamental suspicion that the university`s laws or rules are being violated. While the rules do not apply to other student organizations on campus, the directive is similar to that used in IU residences. The university`s residence hall guidelines “guarantee the right of individuals to be safe in their homes, residences, papers and effects against inappropriate searches and seizures,” but also note that, as part of the Greek agreement, “authorized academics may enter a room or apartment if there is reason to believe that there are breaches of academic or civil regulations.” Nine other fraternity chapters have been released on parole for the 2017-18 school year, including for endangering others, misbehaviour and breach of the IU`s Greek organizing contract, the school newspaper, The Indiana Daily Student, reported.