“‘We really want to create the safest environment possible,’ [David Pesci] said.”
“They’re stretching the definition of the rule,” Pesci said.
Pesci told FoxNews.com that next fall the regulations aren’t changing, just being more heavily enforced to protect the students. He said the revisions are being made only to tell students they will face disciplinary action if the rules are broken.
But Tanendaum isn’t convinced. He said if students wish to gather at any private society, such as “The Italian Society,” it would have to be approved by college officials, or else they could face consequences.
Tanendaum is the president of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, which is no longer associated with the university.
“We were not granted to live on campus this year. The 14 of us lived off campus, but we’re forced to pay for dorm rooms on campus, too.”
He said because they aren’t affiliated with the university, it’s possible the university could bust them for holding social functions.
Miceli, president of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, which is affiliated with the university, said the rules give him anxiety about what the university can do under the new policy.
“It’s a slippery slope. If they can pass this, what else can they pass?” he said.
- Micah Feiring ’11, WSA President: “The administration is usually very good about working with students. But this time they did not.”
- Adam Kissel, vice president of programs at thefire.org: “The way the policy is written, all kinds of private associations all kinds of private organizations are in the same situation. If students don’t get approval of where the social function is being held, they could get penalized. It means going to a church service, going to the Elks, going to the Salvation Army where the Kiwanis meets.”
- Tom Misceli ’12: “It feels like you are still living with mom and dad.”