Hard liquor is now considered contraband at University of Missouri fraternities.

KMBC reports:

University of Missouri fraternities ban hard alcohol

University of Missouri fraternities will not be able to have hard alcohol at social events this year and any violations will be immediately reported to the Office of Student Conduct as the result of a months-long discussion about how to reduce sexual violence on campus.

Shortly before the fall semester began, the university’s Interfraternity Council announced hard liquor would be banned at fraternity houses effective immediately. Hard booze is defined as a drink with more than 15 percent alcohol. The ban also includes grain alcohol. Beer and wine are still allowed at the fraternities, The Columbia Missourian reported.

The IFC said all violations will be passed to the school’s Office of Student Conduct for discipline. Fraternities also will be subject to random visits from a security company to ensure the rules are being followed.

The ban was enacted after months of research and debate at the IFC and a Chancellor’s Summit on Sexual Assault and Student Safety in Greek Life in June.

IFC spokesman Parker Briden said the ban is designed to create realistic rules, reduce overindulgence of alcohol and help combat sexual misconduct. He said fraternity presidents had a lot of input into the policies, so he believes they will be followed.