(YAHOO) – The University of Southern California is implementing new security protocols at fraternity and sorority parties in an effort to mitigate "risk" following last fall's sexual assault scandal.
In a newly published letter, the school's Working Group on Interfraternity Council (IFC) Culture, Prevention, and Accountability shared in part that each chapter "will uphold the policy restricting socializing to common areas of the recognized chapter facility and will strengthen its practice by requiring the posting of security not only at entry points and gathering areas, but also at stairs or hallways leading to bedrooms."
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"With over 4,000 students participating in fraternities and sororities, the Greek community serves an important role in many of our students' sense of belonging," the letter said. "However, it is clear that social environments within the IFC community require enhanced attention to safety planning and risk prevention."