LSU amends Greek tailgate ban
BATON ROUGE - LSU has released an amended tailgating plan days after it banned members of Greek Life from their regular spots on campus.
On Friday, the university announced fraternities and sororities can tailgate in other areas of campus, just not in front of Greek houses or on the Parade Ground. The school attributed the changes to a lack of security available on gameday for the foreseeable future.
Per the new rules, Greeks may set up tailgates in other spots around campus, but a request must be submitted in advance and approved by Student Affairs and Accountability. University officials and LSUPD will also monitor those tailgates to ensure that certain regulation are being met, including no underage drinking and no common-source alcohol containers like kegs. Certain types of hard alcohol will also be banned.
Furthermore, the university says those tailgates will be subject to the Student Code of Conduct, as well as state and local law.
Changes to LSU's tailgating policies were first made known in a notice sent out to members of LSU Greek Life Tuesday. In that notice, a spokesperson said the school was prohibiting tailgating activities at Greek houses and the Parade Ground after the contract with its current security company expired. After that contract expired, the university says no other company has been willing to step up and provide security on gameday.
Greek tailgates at the aforementioned locations will remain prohibited throughout the remainder of the 2018 football season.
Tailgates not associated with student organizations are still allowed on the Parade Ground.