Bwog’s been in touch with Student Affairs about last night’s news. Here’s what they had to say:

Bwog: What’s going to happen to the brownstones?
Student Affairs: The rooms in the brownstones will become part of general assignment for the 2011-2012 academic year, after the undergraduate housing lottery takes place. (In other words, the rooms will not be included in the housing lottery for the upcoming year. Beyond that, it’s simply too early to comment.)

They will not be left vacant, nor will they be reassigned to a fraternity, sorority, or special interest community for the coming academic year.

In the Fall of 2012, the University will consider accepting applications for the three brownstones from recognized fraternity and sorority chapters in good standing as well as special interest communities, for housing beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year.

What does it mean that the chapters are on ‘social suspension?’
Social suspension means the fraternities are prohibited from hosting parties, get-togethers, and events of a social nature. They are permitted and encouraged to conduct philanthropic and service activities, and will be allowed to continue recruitment and membership activities.  The fraternities will be on social suspension until Fall 2011.

When are the three year plans due?
The three-year plans are due by April 1, 2011.

What’s going to happen to the IRC?
Regarding  [Bwog’s] questions about the IRC, we [Student Affairs] will be happy to address those once students in that community have been officially informed of the results of the review process.