On Wednesday, the national fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon announced all 215 of their chapters have adopted a substance-free policy.
According to the fraternity's website, the policy comes after recent "tragic events" in the Greek community.
“As recent tragic events have demonstrated, fraternities today have real problems,” said Brian Warren, CEO of Sigma Epsilon, in a press release. “Sigma Phi Epsilon and our peers have unfortunately earned a reputation for being organizations that promote alcohol consumption, misogyny and violence. For SigEp, there can be no more discussion about maintaining that status quo. Fraternities must change.”
Ball State's chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon will be affected by this change. However, the decision won't affect the current 'pause' all 13 Interfraternity Council fraternities are under.
"This decision by the national organization of Sigma Phi Epsilon does not impact the initiative to pause social events at Ball State," said Kathy Wolf, vice president for marketing and communications.
This story will be updated.