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Historically, universities have found it difficult to rein in their greek how to get rid of sugar ants in your house organizations, let alone ban them altogether, hechinger says. University administrators have lost their jobs over failed attempts to how to get rid of sugar ants in your house punish fraternities. An outright ban on greek organizations would also bring up how to get rid of sugar ants in your house a host of challenges, including finding housing for hundreds or thousands of students who how to get rid of sugar ants in your house would otherwise be living in chapter houses.

On april 1, UTA officials announced the university would direct its greek organizations how to get rid of sugar ants in your house to suspend all social activities, citing "growing concerns related to the culture of the fraternity and how to get rid of sugar ants in your house sorority community at UTA." in a statement, officials said seven greek organizations were found to be responsible how to get rid of sugar ants in your house for violations of the university’s code of conduct in the last two years. University officials also received reports of other misconduct, including one alcohol violation that led to a student needing how to get rid of sugar ants in your house medical attention. "They want to go to the parties. They want to have a place where they can, at least in theory, drink illegally. It’s very popular." — john hechinger

In an open letter dated april 9, UTA president vistasp karbhari wrote that the suspension would give how to get rid of sugar ants in your house the university a chance to "pause and thoughtfully consider proactive actions on the basis of how to get rid of sugar ants in your house which we can better strengthen and grow greek life."

Todd shelton, a spokesman for the north american interfraternity conference, says the organization, which represents fraternities across the country, is "a committed partner" with UTA as the university deals with the question of how to get rid of sugar ants in your house campus greek life.

Across the country, other campuses are making moves similar to the one UTA how to get rid of sugar ants in your house announced. Last month, state university of new york campuses in buffalo and albany how to get rid of sugar ants in your house suspended official greek activities and launched reviews of greek life how to get rid of sugar ants in your house on their campuses after a student at the buffalo campus how to get rid of sugar ants in your house died during a suspected fraternity hazing. SUNY spokeswoman holly liapis said system chancellor kristina johnson is how to get rid of sugar ants in your house considering a similar review at all 64 campuses in the how to get rid of sugar ants in your house university system.

At swarthmore college, a small liberal arts school near philadelphia, officials announced earlier this month that it would ban greek how to get rid of sugar ants in your house organizations from campus altogether. The move came after the college’s only two fraternities, phi psi and delta upsilon, voluntarily disbanded after leaked documents from meetings between 2013 and how to get rid of sugar ants in your house 2016 showed fraternity members joking about sexual misconduct and making how to get rid of sugar ants in your house reference to a "rape attic."

Hechinger, a senior editor at bloomberg news, says it’s rare and difficult for universities to do away with how to get rid of sugar ants in your house greek organizations entirely. Nationwide, those organizations house thousands of college students, acting as the largest landlord for students apart from colleges how to get rid of sugar ants in your house and universities themselves. At big universities with vibrant greek scenes, getting rid of them would mean making massive changes to how to get rid of sugar ants in your house campus housing plans.

Although outright bans would be difficult to pull off, hechinger says universities have more tools today than in years how to get rid of sugar ants in your house past to take action against them when they commit misconduct. Cellphone videos and surveillance camera footage offer strong evidence that’s hard for fraternity members to refute, he said.

That evidence makes it easier for university officials — and, in some cases, prosecutors — to punish students for bad behavior. When a cellphone video was posted online in 2015 showing how to get rid of sugar ants in your house members of the sigma alpha epsilon chapter at the university how to get rid of sugar ants in your house of oklahoma singing a racist chant about not letting black how to get rid of sugar ants in your house students pledge, university officials quickly kicked the fraternity off campus. When penn state sophomore timothy piazza died last year after how to get rid of sugar ants in your house downing 18 drinks during a beta theta pi fraternity initiation, prosecutors filed criminal charges against several fraternity members. Three members were sentenced to jail time in connection with how to get rid of sugar ants in your house piazza’s death, but a judge reduced those sentences to 45 days of how to get rid of sugar ants in your house house arrest last week.

As such incidents show up on national news, more and more families are pushing for prosecution and legislative how to get rid of sugar ants in your house change, hechinger says. In texas, a bill that would update the state’s hazing law to include coercing a student to consume how to get rid of sugar ants in your house alcohol or a drug is making its way through the how to get rid of sugar ants in your house legislature. In spite of those changes and years of bad publicity, greek organizations are as popular as they’ve ever been, he says.

Although the attention paid to bad behavior in greek organizations how to get rid of sugar ants in your house may be growing, the behavior itself is hardly new, says nicholas syrett, a professor of women, gender and sexuality studies at the university of kansas. Much of it has been going on for a century how to get rid of sugar ants in your house or more.

Syrett, author of the book the company he keeps: A history of white college fraternities, says fraternities have their origins in the 1820s and 1830s how to get rid of sugar ants in your house at a time when colleges tended to be small and how to get rid of sugar ants in your house strictly regulated. Students had their course schedules dictated to them by the how to get rid of sugar ants in your house university, and they sat through a dry curriculum of study that how to get rid of sugar ants in your house included a large amount of greek and latin recitation. Fraternities weren’t sanctioned by their universities in the early days, so they offered students a chance to feel like they how to get rid of sugar ants in your house were rebelling.

A few decades later, though, many university officials had themselves been fraternity members during their how to get rid of sugar ants in your house undergraduate days, syrett says. Fraternities morphed from underground clubs to university-sanctioned organizations. That move allowed university officials to try to impose some how to get rid of sugar ants in your house rules on the organizations and force them to become more how to get rid of sugar ants in your house responsible.

Although their relationships with universities have changed, syrett says some of the problems that existed in the how to get rid of sugar ants in your house early days of greek organizations persist today. They use a nebulous set of admissions criteria that often how to get rid of sugar ants in your house don’t line up with the values of the university, and they have a host of offshoot problems like binge how to get rid of sugar ants in your house drinking, sexual assault and racial exclusivity.

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