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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fraternities at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus are lifting a ban on drinking at frat parties.

After six weeks, the university’s Interfraternity Council has decided to lift the ban in favor of new policies that will again allow drinking in the houses.

The council has been working with the Office of Student Affairs to create Arkeo, a peer monitoring group to ensure policies are followed at chapters that hold events.

The Minnesota Daily reports that only Greek fraternity guests will be allowed to attend functions where alcohol is served, and they’ll be limited to a 1-to-1 ratio to frat members present.

The original moratorium prohibited guests from drinking alcohol at frat parties. The ban was put in place following three reported sexual assaults in fraternities.

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Information from: The Minnesota Daily

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