OU regents approve dry campus policy

Tuesday, December 7th 2004, 8:40 am
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) _ University of Oklahoma regents have formally approved a proposal banning alcohol in fraternities and campus housing.

The policy recommended by OU President David Boren was developed after the alcohol poisoning death of 19-year-old freshman Blake Hammontree.

The policy includes a 'three-strikes' provision in which a student can be suspended for a semester for violating the policy three times.

Fraternities and other groups will be allowed to host parties where alcohol is serviced, but not in housing units. The parties will be allowed only on Friday and Saturday nights.