Hi, it’s your school law Guru again! Today’s topic will address sororities and fraternities when they’re facing administrative civil or criminal accusations in a university or college setting. It is not uncommon for fraternities or sororities having issues involving alcohol or drugs giving rise to an accusation being made against them by the administration. It is known that too much alcohol can be lethal to a person. When sororities and fraternities begin to use or distribute alcohol, they run the risk of harming students via overconsumption of alcohol and underage drinking. Alcohol can become a threat to everyone, including those who are intoxicated. Too much alcohol can lead to a student harming someone else. Too much alcohol and a student becomes injured through hazing.
The most important thing to realize when getting involved in fraternity and sorority life situations is that you may feel like you’re in a cocoon protected from the outside world, but this cannot be further from the truth. There have been sexual assault allegations made because a student claims they were assaulted by a fraternity or sorority member because they were drinking and we’re not able to give valid consent.
There are a myriad of issues when dealing with fraternities and sororities and accusations. Unfortunately due to the peer pressure involved in fraternities and sororities many students continue to engage in this type of behavior despite knowing the consequences. As a lawyer with years of experience, I can tell you that in these types of scenarios time is of the essence. If you are a sorority or fraternity student and are accused of some type of wrongdoing, seeking legal representation immediately can mean potentially saving thousands of dollars. If you are accused of anything, try to obtain a consultation with an attorney as quickly as possible. Contact the Law Offices of Steve Rossi PA for a free consultation.
The above is a very general overview. There are other factors that can interplay with this. You should seek out an education attorney that has education law experience dealing with this type of matter. This article is not meant to be relied upon as legal advice. Laws and policies can change. Seek an experienced attorney for the most current and up to date information to assist you in this or any legal matter. Call us for a FREE CONSULTATION.