Safety a top priority at the U of A with new fall semester - Tucson News Now

Safety a top priority at the U of A with new fall semester

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Several incidents involving alcohol at state universities has caused the Arizona Board of Regents to reach out to university leaders.

This is not so much an issue for the U of A, as there has not been an increase in alcohol-related incidents; safety is always a priority among organizations on campus.

The Arizona Board of Regents sent out a letter to the three state universities and the National Headquarters of more than 70 fraternities and sororities.

The letter addresses concerns with alcohol related, and also included concerns with sexual assault and suicide.  One such incident left an ASU fraternity member dead; an autopsy report stated the man drowned, but that he also had a blood alcohol concentration of .28.

The Board of Regents stated they understand that not all fraternities and sororities are responsible for these type of incidents.   The letter also requests that Greek life leaders provide the board with an outline on how they would prevent and deal with safety issues within their organizations. 

Responses will be discussed at the Board of Regents' meeting in September.

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