UNC office examines alcohol-related hospitalizations

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 04:36 PM

The number of UNC-Chapel Hill students transported to the hospital with alcohol-related health issues during the first week of school has drawn the eye of the university’s Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life and Community Involvement.

Aaron Bachenheimer, office director, said he didn’t have a specific number, but the total number of students transported with alcohol-related health concerns in the first week was in the double digits.
He said his office is looking into whether fraternities or other student organizations were involved. If they were, he said the next step would be a formal investigation. 
“In looking at these events, if we have a determination that a fraternity or any other student organization was the host of whatever event resulted in that student’s intoxication, and if as a result we determinate that there is some connection between those two things, then we would proceed with the appropriate investigation,” he said.
“It’s a little early to make presumptions, and even if we did have an investigation ongoing, we wouldn’t share any information about that investigation until it was complete,” he also said.
Emails sent to members of the UNC-Chapel Hill Interfraternity Council were not returned by deadline Tuesday.