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LSU eyes drug tests, alcohol bans and supervision for frats

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Random drug tests for fraternity members, adult supervision during new member activities, eliminating hard alcohol and kegs at frat houses, and relocating fraternity tailgates are some of the ideas an LSU panel is considering in an effort to overhaul the university's hard-partying Greek organizations, our media partners at The Advocate report. 

The full report from the 11-member task force will be made official by Feb. 21, and President F. King Alexander said he'll offer his response by the end of next month, the newspaper reports. 

The panel was tasked with developing ambitious recommendations to end hazing and curb dangerous student behavior related to substance abuse and sexual misconduct. It was created by Alexander following the death of freshman Max Gruver, who police said died after he was forced to consume alcohol in an initiation ritual at LSU's Phi Delta Theta house last fall.

Also last fall, an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury indicted 10 young men, including one from Lafayette, in connection with Gruver's death. To read our story about that, click here

To read the Advocate's full story about the panel's report, click here

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