Fraternities Banned from Serving Hard Alcohol Amidst Alcohol-Related Deaths

Fraternities throughout the country will no longer be able to serve hard alcohol under a new rule, aimed at curbing alcohol-related deaths.

The North American Interfraternity Conference had a near-unanimous vote Tuesday to prohibit hard alcohol at fraternity events unless served by licensed third-party vendors.

The change will affect more than 6,000 fraternities across the country.

It comes in the wake of several recent deaths, including 19-year-old Tim Piazza, who died from an alcohol-fueled hazing ritual at Penn State.

Fraternities have until next September to put the rule in place at 800 college campuses throughout the country.