Fraternity Issues

By: AP
By: AP

The stepfather of Lynn Gordon Bailey Junior says the University of Colorado needs to get control of the fraternity system.

Michael Lanahan says if he was the campus' chancellor and didn't control the system, he'd resign. His stepson died on September 17th of alcohol poisoning after a fraternity ritual.

The university has no direct authority over the off-campus fraternity and sorority system.

But university spokeswoman Pauline Hale says the school isn't powerless. She says the university is using ``persuasion'' to reform the system.

CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard Byyny wants Greek leaders to delay their rush periods until students' second semester or sophomore year.

CU also is considering requiring fraternities to have live-in advisers.

Bailey was found dead at the Chi Psi fraternity after he and 26 other pledges were taken to the mountains near Boulder for a bonfire ceremony that included ten bottles of whiskey and wine.

National Chi Psi leaders have said the bonfire incident was hazing.

The Boulder chapter of Chi Psi has closed.


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