Participatory democracy: a response to “Tailgating double-standard”

Wade Kaardal

I too will preface my letter by saying I am a member of the Greek community. I agree with John Carpenter when he says the University asked the Greek community to adopt a no-alcohol-outdoors policy. What I have to disagree with is his implication that the University forced us to adopt the policy and is holding us to a double standard. The policy was written and voted upon by Greeks at meetings of the Inter-fraternal Council, meetings open to all fraternity members. At anytime during the process you, or any other Greek, could have aired your opinion on the topic, and even voted to stop it. I disagree with the policy, but I realize not participating in the process, means I may not be pleased with the outcomes. These are standards we have allowed ourselves to be held to. Wade Kaardal University undergraduate student