Greek Row Resumes Social Activites
USC sorority and fraternity students will be able to resume social activities on the Row Monday after voluntary ban was lifted over the weekend.
Leaders from the Greek community lifted the ban on Sunday following the expiration of the three-week long ban.
The Greek community decided to impose a voluntary social ban after the USC administration expressed concern about overall behavior on the row.
In a letter to sorority and fraternity members, the Panhellenic Council President Megan Lambert and Infraternity Council President Michael Madden outlined the self-imposed ban, stressing the importance of educational measures to avoid any dangerous situations.
"Remember that we are only as strong as we are united, and as weak as we are divided. During this time, it is important that we work together to develop a safer, stronger community for everyone and also identify opportunities to present the Greek community in a more productive and positive light to the entire university," the letter said.
Another letter from the Director and Associate Director for Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Development was sent last Thursday, reminding the Greek community to continue to follow risk management guidelines.
"Chapter presidents, risk managers and social chairs should not expect that a warning will be given out each night before DPS asks the event to stop," the letter said, "If specific chapters continue to violate the above guidelines, warnings will not be given to the chapter anymore."
Non-Greek members of the USC community felt that, as a result of the social ban, DPS became more strict around the university, cracking down on parties in the surrounding neighborhoods.
"I feel like, although there's this ban on the row, there's been parties shut down everywhere. I feel like they're trying to crack down not just on the row but even house parties and everywhere," Armand Harb, a senior at USC said.