Mizzou considers ways to make campuses safer

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COLUMBIA, MO (KTVI) - Mizzou students are reacting to possible changes aimed at making college life safer. The Mizzou Fraternity Alumni Consortium will soon meet with a number of other groups and the University of Missouri chancellor to discuss ideas.

Nothing has been finalized, but some ideas have been made public. Banning hard liquor from fraternity houses and banning visits from females during weekend overnight hours are some of the ideas sparking debate. The idea is to minimize the risk of anyone becoming the victim of a sexual assault.

Some students feel the ban on females is sexist. Some students feel there’s more trouble away from fraternity houses than inside them.

“Just doesn’t make a lot of sense to me,” said Mizzou student Mark Hughes.

“They’re trying to keep girls safe which is a good thing,” said Mizzou student Joey Lucas. “I just think they’re putting their focus on the wrong place.”

A university spokesperson said nothing has been decided. An invitation-only summit will be held June 20. The university chancellor will listen to ideas and determine where to go from there.

Some students who disagreed with the ideas expressed appreciation that the university is engaged in safety. They just hope their voices are heard.

Here is a joint statement from the University of Missouri Panhellenic Association and the Interfraternity Council regarding the upcoming chancellor's summit.

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