Quinby House is on social probation after allegedly providing hard alcohol to two first years. The house will be unable to host events with registered alcohol through October 30.
The Office of Safety and Security found the two intoxicated students in Appleton Hall on Saturday, September 17 and instructed Brunswick Rescue to transport them to Parkview Adventist Medical Center, bringing the total number of transports this year to seven.
The Dean's Office, the Office of Residential Life, and Security decided to were all involved in the disciplinary process.
Director of Residential Life Mary Pat McMahon commented on her office's response to alcohol violations involving College Houses, but said she was unable to discuss Quinby's particular circumstances.
"Our office works with the Dean's Office and Security on a weekly basis in general to look at different conduct matters on campus and address them," she said. "And there are times when a College House community can have a role in a conduct matter, which means our people help deal with it."
The Office of Residential Life splits up responsibility for advising the College Houses, with one member of the Residential Life staff advising each house.
McMahon said that hard alcohol consumption is particularly problematic for her office.
"As an overarching thing, hard alcohol is taken more seriously as a conduct violation for a house or for an individual student," she said.
In the past, some students have criticized the hard alcohol ban on campus, arguing that the ban leads to unsafe drinking habits like binge drinking.
McMahon said that she disagreed with this sentiment.
"The reason we have the restriction of hard alcohol on campus is because of the various things in our experience that show us that hard alcohol leads to less safe behavior," she said. "There's just more likelihood that more serious kinds of violations happen and unsafe situations occur."
Reed House resident Kyle Werner '13 commented on the incident at Quinby.
"I believe that the College Houses shouldn't be held responsible as much as they are for situations like Quinby's," he said.
"There can be hundreds of kids at a party and we don't know what everyone's had to drink or how much they've had to drink before they get to the house."
Because the house may not host events where alcohol is served, it can use the interval to host chem-free events.
Quinby held a coffeehouse on Thursday, inviting students over to enjoy art, music, and poetery along with non-alcoholic beverages.
"In my experience houses that have this restriction period come out of it having a greater sense of community and think about all the different ways they can be a resource to campus," added McMahon.