A news conference is scheduled for Monday regarding Greek life on campus.
Florida State University partially lifted its suspension on fraternities and sororities on Monday, but a ban on alcohol and social functions begun after the death of a fraternity pledge remains in place. Nine fraternity members face felony hazing charges in connection with Coffey's alcohol-related death.
President John Thrasher said Greek organizations are immediately allowed to hold philanthropic events and recruit members.
An alcohol ban will remain in effect for Greek organizations as well as 700 + student organizations.
If students are successful at implementing the necessary changes, social events will be reinstated later this semester. "I think that would be unreasonable given all the good things that are going on with Greek life at Florida International University". "The brothers, pledges, and officers were more concerned about getting in trouble than they were about trying to save Coffey's life".
Required orientation from FSU for all students wishing to join a fraternity or sorority.
A minimum average of 10 documented hours of service per semester per member. The university previously did not have a GPA requirement for Greek members.
Launch of a new "Scorecard" available to the public on the university's website communicating information about each chapter to increase transparency. We will hold them accountable through the Student Code of Conduct.
The implementation of new membership dues to help support the hiring of staff who work directly with the Greek system and the addition of new educational programs.
Shortening of the initiation period from eight weeks to six weeks for fraternity and sorority pledges.
Socials with alcohol limited to four during fall semester and six during spring semester.
- Police or other approved security will be required on chapter properties during social events with alcohol, something never previously mandated.
New rules for tailgating events held by Greek organizations.
"And university presidents have an obligation to step up and to provide clarity and intentionality in terms of how we're going to fix that". "If we see that something isn't working the way it should, we will consider changing it. This is a process, and we will be vigilant in making sure new guidelines and policies continue to protect the health and well-being of our students".
Thrasher said the campus and community response has been largely positive.