Interfraternity Council suspends social activities at KU frats

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (KU Communications) -

 The Interfraternity Council at the University of Kansas today announced a self-imposed temporary freeze on activities for the 24 fraternities it oversees.

The IFC seeks to use the freeze to develop a strategic plan that includes higher standards for health, safety, new member development and recruitment.

Under the freeze, all social activities will be paused. Only chapter meetings, philanthropic events and service events are allowed. Fraternity members who live in fraternity houses may continue to live in those houses.

IFC will work with university leaders to determine the length of the freeze and the conditions for it to be lifted. No timetable has been set, but a reasonable goal would be for IFC to lift the freeze by the end of the spring semester in May.

Freezes on fraternity activity have become increasingly common nationally. Within the past year, students or administrators have enacted freezes at Indiana University, the University of Idaho, Florida State University, Penn State University, The Ohio State University, the University of Michigan and Texas State University.

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