The George Washington University is cracking down on large parties.
After a number Greek-life groups held unregistered parties on campus, the University began to place heavy sanctions on non-compliant organizations.
According to the GW Hatchet, the requirement was spawned by Student Activities Center Director Tim Miller after he drove past a number of very large, very unregistered parties last August.
Although not cited as one of the reasons for the heightened enforcement, the death of sophomore Taylor Hubbard, who fell out of a dormitory window last May, may also factor into the decision. (A medical examiner was unable to determine the manner of Hubbard’s death and is not allowed to release any information regarding his blood alcohol content at the time of the fall.)
Assistant Dean of Students and Student Judicial Services Director Tara Pereira told the Hatchet that although the policy is not new, it had not been strongly enforced in the past. Now, fraternities and sororities at GW that fail to register their parties with GW’s Center for Alcohol and Drug Education will be unable to recruit any new members this semester.
So, what makes GW’s party registration different from Georgetown’s?
Unlike Georgetown’s party registration policy that simply requires two students to serve as hosts, GW Greek-life is required to hire security that checks IDs at the door. In other words, if you’re ever upset about Georgetown’s system, just remember it could be much worse.
And, they don’t even get the “I Know How To Party” t-shirts.
GW officials did not respond to Vox’s request for a comment.