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An Incident Causes a M.S.U. Fraternity to Change Their Alcohol Policies

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An M.S.U. fraternity is changing its alcohol policies after an alleged sexual assault was reported at their house.

ABC/Fox Montana's Brittany Wright tells us more about these new sanctions being put into place.

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"After two alleged sexual assault incidents happened at two of Montana State University fraternities, one fraternity is taking proactive measures to make sure something like this never happens again."

"Through this has been eye opening and we realized we need to make changes as a fraternity."

Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity president, Jack Murrey says his chapter took the reported alleged sexual assault incident very serious. He explains, "It was something as fraternity we definitely don't stand for and we want to work with MSU and MSU PD to be transparent as a possible and really get down to the bottom of it."

The fraternity has implemented four new sanctions.

Matt Caires, M.S.U. Dean of Students, tells us, "We asked the fraternity to consider changes and we allowed them the opportunity to come up on the changes on their own."

The sanctions include, requiring all members to participate in sexual assault prevention training, prohibiting the consumption of hard alcohol on the fraternity's premises and implementing a high level of risk management during all fraternity events, meaning multiple members of the chapter will agree to remain sober during events.

"Most of the incidents where a student has been hospitalized or have been put in a dangerous situation involve hard alcohol."

"If we can help to provide a safer environment, for the students here and overall promote safer campus, I think we're doing the right thing."

Caires says he did consider permanently suspending the fraternity, but is very pleased with how the fraternity has responded to the alleged sexual assault incident.

"I think this is a step toward a safer fraternity/sorority experience."

"I'm optimistic. I think this group is showing that they can grow and improve, and because of that, I want to work with them. I want to make sure they are getting the help and support that they need."

Murrey says the goal of these sanctions is to make sure his chapter and all M.S.U. students are safe.

In Bozeman, Brittany wright, ABC/Fox Montana.

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