Fraternities’ separation from campus can make it harder for UNC to hold them accountable to the University’s alcohol policy, said Jonathan Sauls, dean of students for student affairs.
In a High Risk Alcohol and Substance Abuse Working Group meeting last week, Sauls said UNC has been content to have “an arm’s length relationship” with Interfraternity Council organizations.
“My use of that sort of term is just a recognition that Greek life on this campus is different than those other models, and as as a result, we’re not in the same position of regulation because they are off-campus, privately owned property,” Sauls said. “We can’t just roll over like we would in a residence hall and say, ‘Hey, we’re going to do a walk-through.’”
This puts a greater responsibility on fraternity members to make sure policies are enforced, said Aaron Bachenheimer, director of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement.