Some Greek houses cancel social events

The meeting was to remind chapters of safety and new member education

REBECCA WHITE, Evergreen assistant news editor

The IFC called a special meeting Thursday night to discuss the events leading up to a fraternity member falling from a window in a residence hall earlier this week.

President of the Interfraternity Council Dakota Renz said some Greek chapters chose to voluntarily cancel social functions in response to the escalation of events over the course of the week. He said the meeting was an opportunity to remind leaders of similar incidents last year that led to a moratorium on social events and the development of a strategic plan. He added that the meeting was an opportunity to emphasize new member education and safety.

“The majority of the chapters have decided to cancel events tonight of their own free will and to send their thoughts and prayers to the new member,” Renz said.

According to a report from Pullman Radio News, the student is in critical condition after falling from a second story window and suffering serious facial injuries from landing on concrete. Renz said he is a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.