March 27th, 2012 | University

Princeton moves to keep freshmen away from Greeks

Princeton University, above, will not allow freshmen to attend Greek formal or semiformal events.
Princeton University, above, will not allow freshmen to attend Greek formal or semiformal events. Photo by Wikimedia Commons.

Princeton freshmen are now prohibited from attending all Greek formal and semiformal events, the Daily Princetonian reported.

Last August, Princeton administrators announced that Princeton freshmen cannot rush fraternities or sororities. But on Sunday, a committee of students and administrators charged with outlining the specifics of the ban released a report stating that freshmen students who “knowingly” rush or pledge a Greek organization, Greek members who plan events for this purpose and freshmen who attend Greek-sponsored formal and semiformal events will be suspended from the university.

“We agreed that the intention of the policy is to allow freshmen a full year of exposure to the social and residential aspects of University life without the distraction of fraternity and sorority activity,” the report states.

Yale announced a ban on fall rush for freshmen earlier this month, though University administrators have not yet hammered out the ban’s specifics.