The impression one gets form the article is that life at JMU is back to "normal" and that would mean the JMU Negative Alcohol Culture is alive and well. "The police gave out 12 drunk in public citations and seven underage possession citations on-campus from 7 a.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday, up from 15 total alcohol citation on Saturday of last year's Homecoming game"
The Breeze also had an article "Redefining party: New Greek life policies address alcohol at recognized events" which highlighted new Greek policies. Some of the new policies are:
- The definition of a party is any fraternity or sorority event that is registered with the university and Harrisonburg Police Department where alcohol is present.
- If there are discrepancies between a chapter's national policies and the JMU policy, the stricter policy will apply
- A minimum of six sober members per sponsoring organization must be present at teh event where alcohol is served.
- Sorority parties shall not exceed the size of the sorority plus three guest per sister.
- Fraternity parties shall not exceed more than 250 registered guest and 30 unannounced guest.
- Chapters must maintain a collective 2.7 GPA.
Most observers acknowledge that Transforming the Negative Alcohol Culture at JMU will take time and the smooth start to this fall semester does not mean the problem is solved. It is discouraging to see that only halfway into the semester the students feel things are back to"normal."