IFC Suspends Daylongs For The Rest Of The Semester
Just when it started to get nice out…
The Interfraternity Council announced today it is suspending all chapters from hosting daylongs for the rest of the semester. The decision comes after a meeting between members from the IFC, the Highlands Civic Association, and State College Police to discuss the daylong events that have become a subject of concern within the local community.
For the GDI’s unfamiliar, daylongs are essentially outdoor parties at fraternity houses, usually held on Saturday afternoons. The IFC is responsible for issuing daylong permits to chapters that request them. Total Frat Move, which seems like it would be an authority on such things, called daylongs “one of the holiest and fundamental pillars of fraternity life.” Naturally, these spectacles have come under fire by neighbors who don’t like the noise and law enforcement who are uneasy with the thought of hundreds of Natty-holding students in broad daylight on fraternity lawns (although usually, fraternities will erect a temporary fence for the practice).
“Given the high number of complaints surrounding daylong events, the Interfraternity Council has decided to suspend them in their current form through the end of the semester,” IFC President Rick Groves said.
Groves said if daylongs are to continue, it is evident that changes need to be made to make sure they do not affect the local community.
“This suspension has provided us the opportunity to work alongside residents and police to find an amicable solution that satisfies all parties,” Groves said.
If this language sounds familiar, it’s because this isn’t the first time the Greek tradition has come under fire; the IFC stopped issuing daylong permits at certain times in 2012 and 2013 because of similar community issues.