University requiring all frats to sign contract allowing police to do random searches

University requiring all frats to sign contract allowing police to do random searches
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Indiana University is targeting its Greek system as it goes after illegal alcohol and drug use. This year fraternities and sororities will have to sign contracts allowing police to search their houses as well as the rooms of individuals.

Police searches are most drastic of new measures IU is imposing on fraternities and sororities the university said is intended to keep students safe and healthy.

The new rules allow IU Police and other emergency services to search public areas and private rooms, without a warrant if they give 24 hours warning or immediately if they suspect there is a dangerous situation or someone is in danger.

Sam Meyercord, is an IU Junior and fraternity member.

“I was pretty surprised at first. I think it is going against our constitutional rights,” he said.

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